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.

System Downtime

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -
7:00am to 5:00pm


The Ohio Supercomputer Center has scheduled a downtime for all HPC systems starting Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, beginning at 7 a.m and scheduled to finish by 5 p.m. The downtime will affect the Glenn, Oakley, and Ruby clusters, web portals, and HPC file servers. Login services and access to storage will not be available during this time.

Statewide Users Group Conference

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

1224 Kinnear Rd. Columbus, OH 43212


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Registration at the bottom of this page.

The purposes of the SUG Conference are to:

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Please refer to our Flash Talk & Poster Sessions section for more information, as well as our agenda.
In order to try to best determine poster judges needed and best assign posters.
This will be an hour workshop with OSC staff in the morning; please see the agenda.

Data visualization workshop for researchers

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

1080 Derby Hall

Data visualization workshop for researchers

All students, staff and faculty are invited to learn effective research communication techniques at this workshop presented by the Center for Urban & Regional Analysis and the City & Regional Planning Section of the Knowlton School on Thursday (3/26) at 3:30 p.m. in 1080 Derby Hall. Learn fundamental principles of data visualization to apply to current research. All disciplines are encouraged to attend.

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Bale Theatre, Ohio Supercomputer Center

April 7, 2015


XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held April 7, 2015. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark.



Tuesday, April 7
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:30 Intro to Big Data
12:15 Hadoop
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Hadoop(cont)
2:30 Exercises
3:15 Spark
4:15 Exercise 2
5:00 Adjourn





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