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.

Recent survey identifies gaps in educational resources needed to train America's future computational scientists

Report cites need for materials to take advantage of petascale computing

Columbus, Ohio (July 1, 2009) – A recent survey of American researchers, software developers, educators and students reveals that a significant national effort is needed to fill gaps in education and training materials needed to prepare tomorrow’s computational scientists to take advantage of high performance supercomputers.

OSC Announces High Performance Computing Partnership with Edison Welding Institute

Engineering Departments from More Than 200 Companies to Benefit From Cost-Saving Online Testing Simulations

Columbus, Ohio – November 16, 2006 – Joining high performance computing (HPC) applications with small- and medium-sized companies is one step closer to reality as the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Edison Welding Institute (EWI) announced a partnership agreement today.  As part of its innovative Blue Collar Computing initiative, OSC will provide remote portal access of HPC systems and software to EWI welding applications—a tremendous cost-saving reso

Internet2, Third Frontier Network, Featured in Emerging Technologies Showcase at Columbus Convention Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- February 13, 2006 -- Internet2, the national high-performance backbone network for higher education and research, will be featured Monday, February 13, 2006 during an emerging technologies showcase at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The 90-minute program will also feature Ohio's OSCnet, the most advanced state-wide fiber optic network for education, research and government.

Surgical Training at Ohio State Veterinary College Made Virtual by Ohio Supercomputer Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio – February 19, 2007 – The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU) are designing a groundbreaking virtual surgical training program using software and hardware developed at OSC. The study, officially called “Simulation Technology in Veterinary Education: Research and Surgical Training,” began in January 2007 and will last for about eight months.

Ohio Supercomputer Center chosen as a Sun Microsystems Center of Excellence

Columbus, Ohio, and Palo Alto, Calif. (April 12, 2001) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (nasdq:SUNW) and OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) today announced OSC's selection as a Sun Center of Excellence in High Performance Computing Environments (COE-HPCE). The Sun COE-HPCE is a collaborative project between OSC, The Ohio State University (OSU), University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and University of Akron. The combined investment totals more than $7 million.

Ohio researcher garners $287k DOE grant to devise better techniques for measuring, managing network traffic Research seeks to improve service for users of next-generation networks

Columbus, Ohio (October 6, 2009) – The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $287,000 to the Ohio Supercomputer Center and the Ohio Academic Resources Network to devise new, more effective techniques that will improve the performance of the next generation of computer networks.

Computational Science Education Expert from Capital University Joins Regents, Supercomputer Center on Statewide Project

Columbus, Ohio -- June 13, 2005-- A Capital University professor has been recruited by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to set their statewide computational science program in motion.

Ignatios Vakalis, professor of mathematics and computer science and executive director of the Center of Computational Studies at Capital University, will serve as coordinator for undergraduate education for the Statewide Initiative for Computational Science and also will be appointed as OSC senior fellow.

OSC Hosts Successful MPI Course Over Grid

Columbus, Ohio -- April 11, 2001 -- More than one hundred people successfully participated in a two-day MPI workshop held at OSC over the Access Grid on March 28-29.

Leslie Southern, OSC Science and Technology Support Lead, stated that, "This Access Grid event was like no other I've ever witness. We demonstrated how well this technology performs with interested participants and a dedicated instructor."


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