OSC

Since 1987, OSC has been providing our clients services in four areas, or functions:

Supercomputing. OSC provides the computational power and storage that scientists need to meet their research goals.  Whether researchers need to harness the incredible power of a parallel processor cluster to better understand deep space, a vector processor machine to do weather modeling, or a mid-size shared memory processor system to model the human heart, OSC has the hardware and software solutions to meet their needs.

Research. A staff of high performance computing and networking research experts maintain active research programs in HPC and Networking, Homeland Security and Defense, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. Our goals are to lead science and engineering research efforts, assist researchers with custom needs and collaborate with regional, national and international researchers in groundbreaking initiatives.

Education. OSC has a national reputation for its training and education programs. Staff teach faculty and student researchers through scientific computing workshops, one-on-one classes, and web-based portal training. Ohio students gain exposure to the world of high performance computing and networking during our annual summer institutes for young women in middle school and for junior and senior high school students. And, the statewide, virtual Ralph Regula School of Computational Science coordinates computational science and engineering education activities for all levels of learning.

Cyberinfrastructure. The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s cyberinfrastructure and software development researchers provide the user community with various high performance computing software options. This variety enables researchers to select parallel computing languages they most prefer, and just as important, it creates a test bed for exploring these systems. By taking a holistic approach to generating efficient supercomputing applications for researchers, the Center’s cyberinfrastructure and software development research capitalizes on all the components within the cycle of innovation — development, experimentation, and analysis - and continuously improves the services provided.

Path Finding: Behavior of Artificial Neural Network

Abstract

To travel from one location to another is a common task for most human beings. Actually creating a robot to find a path to the destination while avoiding obstacles is another task. The behavior of an artificial neural network is synthesized mimicking the decisions leading to a path. a two-layer network using a simplified model of a biological network (i.e. brain is used).

Ohio Supercomputer Center deploys IBM system expansion to boost research into biosciences, other areas of focus

HPC availability continues to support Ohio’s economic development efforts

Columbus, Ohio (August 31, 2009) The Ohio Supercomputer Center today deploys a much anticipated $4 million expansion to its flagship system, providing further computational support to the state’s economic development aspirations in research and innovation.

Ohio Supercomputer Center Looking For High Tech High School Students

Columbus, Ohio -- February 8, 1994 -- As a part of The Ohio State University Summer Institute, fifteen students will have the chance to work with Ohio's supercomputer - a computer normally reserved for professional scientists and engineers! Summer Institute attracts gifted and talented students to Columbus each summer for two weeks of exciting and challenging learning.

OSC's Bill Yang Helps Unveil FBI Computer Security Initiative

Columbus, Ohio -- January 5, 2001 -- Bill Yang, Systems Specialist at OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center), attended a joint press conference in Washington D.C. on January 5, 2001 to officially unveil InfraGard, a cooperative venture he helped create among the National Infrastructure Protection Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and hundreds of partners around the country.

OSC Networking to Host Worldwide Testing of New Video Conferencing Technology Today

Columbus, Ohio -- October 11, 1999 -- More than 80 national and international research institutions and networking organizations are participating in Megaconference, the world's largest H.323 Internet video conference, being held today in Seattle. Megaconference runs in conjunction with the Fall Internet2 Meeting, taking place today through Wednesday. The Megaconference is a permanent, continuous multipoint H.323 Internet video conference organized and supported by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) located in Columbus.

New Ecom-Ohio Broadband Availability Map from TPG

COLUMBUS, Ohio

"Access to the fast lanes of the networked world is an important asset for the state's technology base," said Frank Samuel, Science and Technology Advisor to Ohio Governor Taft. Under funding from the Ohio Department of Development Technology Innovation Division, Ohio's Broadband Map will be accessible on-line in various formats, including overlays of key population and industry data. The web-enabled version of the map is expected to be available in July 2001, through the www.ecom-ohio.org site.

Cluster Ohio Proposal Deadline Extended

OSC Requests Proposals for Third Round of Cluster Ohio Grants

To promote parallel computing among Ohio faculty, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), its Statewide Users Group, and the Ohio Board of Regents are soliciting a third round of Cluster Ohio faculty research proposals. OSC will distribute Athlon AMD computer system clusters -- complete with hardware, software programming environment, and maintenance -- to this year’s Cluster Ohio awardees. Proposals are due on January 14, 2004.

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