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.

State Legislators Get "Wired" at Ohio's E-Commerce Day

Columbus, Ohio (March 22, 2001) - As part of "E-Commerce Day in Ohio," more than 100 state legislators were presented with "Wired" awards in honor of their adoption of technology. The event was held on March 6 at the Riffe Center in celebration of a joint resolution honoring the efforts of ECom-Ohio by Senator Ron Amstutz (R- Wooster) and Representative Kevin DeWine (R-Fairborn).

New Blue Collar Bill Seeks Federal Funds So Small Businesses Can Compute

Columbus, OH -- August 12, 2006 -- Now even the most down home mom and pop businesses may have access to supercomputers without worrying about the cost.

A bill proposed by Senators Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, and Herb Kohl, D-Wis., seeks legislation to spend $25 million a year for five years to fund up to five supercomputer centers across the country. The idea is modeled after the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Blue Collar Computing initiative that extends cutting-edge technology use to smaller businesses and manufacturers at a no- or low-cost rate.

All Systems Go for Ohio's Launch of Nation's Most Advanced Statewide Education, Research Network

Ohio will soon have some high-tech bragging rights when the Third Frontier Network (TFN) is lit this summer. 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.

Timothy J. Muris, FTC Chairman, Featured at Privacy2001 Conference

Columbus, Ohio -- August 3, 2001 -- Newly appointed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Timothy J. Muris will provide the keynote speech on Thursday morning October 4, at Privacy2001. The conference, one of the top privacy events in the country, will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio October 2-4, and will be attended by more than 250 leaders and policy makers from government, industry and consumer organizations. Information about the conference is available at www.privacy2000.org.

World's First Gigaconference Pushes Videoconference Equipment Limits

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- August 5, 2005 -- The world' first Gigaconference videoconferencing event opened at noon EST today to showcase the use of high-end, high-performance videoconferencing equipment. The Internet2 Commons and Codian Corp are sponsoring the event.

More than 20 participating sites from around the world are giving presentations on a variety of topics including animated videos, musical performances, classroom teaching experiences, remote medical collaborations, and much more.

Cyberinfrastructure development improves remote use of scientific instruments; expands research, education opportunities

Cyberinfrastructure imageColumbus, Ohio – November 14, 2008 - Ohio’s academic and industrial researchers now can share some of the state’s most valuable and expensive scientific instruments via the Internet, thanks to cyberinfrastructure tools developed by engineers and researchers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

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