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.
This two hour workshop will provide an introduction to OSC resources and how to access them. Topics include:
· High performance computing concepts.
· Hardware and software available at OSC.
· Getting allocations and accounts.
· How to connect and log in.
· How to move data on and off the systems.
Default modules (including compiler and MPI modules) were updated for both Oakley and Ruby during the September 2015 downtime. If you build your own software you may need to rebuild your software with the new defaults or explicitly load the compiler and MPI module that you built your code with before you run the code.
For more on the Oakley changes:
XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois are pleased to announce a one day OpenMP workshop. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP.
A broad array of system administrators, researchers, engineers and students who share an interest in the MVAPICH open-source library of high performance computing communications standards gathered at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Aug. 19-21 for the third meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group (MUG).
XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications are pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held September 3-4, 2015.
This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both days are compact, to accommodate multiple time zones, but packed with useful information and lab exercises. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.
Tues, Sept 15th 5PM: We are experiencing issues with the downtime. Systems will not be up at 5PM. We plan to be operational by later today.
XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held August 4, 2015.
This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark. As is the case with all of the XSEDE HPC Workshop series, this event will feature a large portion of hands-on exercises.
Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.
This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.
You may attend at any of the following sites.
* Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Who does this effect?
All OSC clients and users using OSC HPC production services.
Every 90 days.
Go to https://my.osc.edu, login, and follow the password change instructions.
What if I no longer want my account?
You do not have to change your password, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your user ID and your intent to close the account.
OSC requires every HPC account password to be changed every 90 days. If the account password is not changed within the timeframe, the account will be locked and our staff will need to assist; please contact email@example.com. This policy affects all clients using OSC HPC production services.
Please note that the password guidelines have been strengthened. As of June 16, 2015, the password guidelines are as follows: