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.

OSC Aids Ohio State Chemists in Determining Nature of Ice

Chemists at The Ohio State University and their colleagues may have settled a 70-year-old scientific debate on the fundamental nature of ice.

A new statistical analysis mechanical theory has confirmed what some scientists only suspected before: that under the right conditions, molecules of water can freeze together in just the right way to form a perfect crystal. And once frozen, that ice can be manipulated by electric fields in the same way that magnets respond to magnetic fields.

Federal Spending Bill Funds Third Frontier Network Initiatives

COLUMBUS, Ohio – January 27, 2004 -- The fiscal year 2004 Consolidated Appropriations Act, approved earlier by Congress and signed into law last week by President Bush, directs $5.1 million in federal funds to the Ohio Board of Regents to make Ohio the world’s leader in using state-of-the-art computer networking to improve education, research and medical care.
The federal funds support new initiatives that will take advantage of Ohio’s 1,600-mile Third Frontier Network, the most advanced state-wide computer network in the nation.

Larry Faulkner Elected Chair of Internet2 Board of Trustees

Larry Faulkner, president of the University of Texas at Austin, was recently elected Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees. Faulkner succeeds University of North Carolina President Molly Broad, who held the Board Chair position since 2001. Broad served on the Internet2 Board since September 1997 and Faulkner has served since 1998, and began serving as Chair May 1.

Expansion

(June 24, 2012) –Widely recognized Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) programs to support the development and expansion of advanced manufacturing align closely with a new national initiative to help U.S. manufacturers improve cost, quality and speed of production in order to remain globally competitive. Announced today by the White House, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) will bring together industry, universities and the federal government to identify and invest in key emerging technologies – information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

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