Ohio will soon have some high-tech bragging rights when the Third Frontier Network (TFN) is turned on this spring. After nearly two years of development, nearly 100 institutions of higher education and thousands of primary and secondary schools throughout the state will have access to the nation's most advanced statewide education and research network.
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.
Columbus, OH - March 8, 2005 - OSC-Springfield (OSC-S) has implemented a network route change, advancing from a T1 to a new DS3 line. Network bandwidth has dramatically increased from 1.54Mbps to 45Mbps, a connection that is 30 times faster than the previous network.
OARnet, OSC's networking division, completed this installation to make OSC-S supercomputers accessible to the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Defense research laboratories, colleges, universities and area businesses.
OSU researchers utilize TimeLogic DeCypher® at OSC to speed horse gene identification
Carlsbad, CA and Columbus, OH - Using the DeCypher biocomputing solution from TimeLogic deployed at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), Dr. Alicia Bertone of The Ohio State University (OSU) School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Weisong Gu, OSU postdoctoral researcher, have developed the first equine microarray featuring 3,800 genes.
Columbus, Ohio (October 14, 2010) – The Ohio State University and Ohio Supercomputer Center have received a four-year, $1.675 million federal grant to develop a computer tool that researchers, government leaders and the public can use to study and understand changes in energy-related technology, policy and pricing.
Attendees in Austin get the “feeling” of virtual injection for dental surgery; highlights humanitarian benefit of human touch surgical simulation for Nicaraguan ENT residents
COLUMBUS, Ohio – November 30, 2004 -- Ohio boldly staked its claim today as a national leader in networking and computing technologies with the official launch of the Third Frontier Network, the most advanced statewide, fiber-optic network for education, research and economic development.
Columbus, Ohio -- September 25, 2002 -- Just in time for the new academic year at The Ohio State University (OSU), Community Connection is now available.
Grad student leverages supercomputer to fine-tune aerodynamics
Columbus, Ohio (July 21, 2011) – Building a battery-powered land speed vehicle capable of achieving a speed of 400+ miles per hour requires innovative components, corporatepartnerships, hours of diligent preparation and a powerful supercomputer.