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.
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.
Columbus, Ohio (March 22, 2012) – Vijay Gadepally, a graduate research associate at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, represented The Ohio State University student body as he introduced President Barack Obama, who was on campus March 22 to promote his energy policy.
The Information Age has made a permanent mark on our lives. Even if you don't own a computer, you are still affected by them every time you shop, drive your car or even visit the doctor's office. But, did you know that this world of technology also affects your security?
Columbus, Ohio -- November 23, 1999 -- Employers, businesses, hospitals and the government are moving toward computerized systems.
Krell Institute makes presentation at SC08 conference in Texas
Columbus, Ohio — Nov. 18, 2008 — The Krell Institute today presented the 2008 Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences award to Steven I. Gordon and the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science, an initiative of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, for its innovative baccalaureate minor program.
Amanda Lynch, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Monash University '86 B.Sc.(Hons) in Applied Mathematics;
University of Melbourne '92 Ph.D in Atmospheric Sciences.
Columbus, Ohio -- November 19, 1998 -- World history books are filled with the names and ideas of great thinkers -- Aristotle, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, Peter Drucker, and now...ECLIPS?! According to Policy.com, an online resource, the Ohio Supercomputer Center's (OSC) Technology Policy Group is officially a national think tank where issues like electronic commerce, policy, and law are concerned.
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For decades, high performance computing (HPC) researchers have struggled with low-level programming environments to exploit parallel computers.
OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) concluded its 2003 summer education programs with successful results. This season’s programs offered unique learning opportunities for many groups, from college professors and high school teachers to graduate, high school, and even middle-school students. This year was particularly successful in helping OSC fulfill its mission to help others learn high performance computing.