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 Supercomputers, Third Frontier Network Power Megaconference Jr

Worthington Kilbourne High School Students Participate from OSC Headquarters

Columbus, OH -- May 23, 2005 -- More than 200 school districts and thousands of students participated May 19 th in Megaconference Jr, a project designed to give students in elementary and secondary schools across the country and around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each other's learning experiences in real time, using advanced multi-point Internet videoconferencing technology. Megaconference Jr was held Thursday May 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

HD videoconferencing links critical care newborns from rural hospitals to tertiary care facilities, specialists

Click here for a videoColumbus, Ohio – January 30, 2008 – Without ever leaving the nursery, fragile babies born at Chillicothe’s Adena Regional Medical Center are receiving clinical assessments from specialists an hour away at Nationwide Children’s Hospital — thanks to high-definition videoconferencing capabilities made possible via the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Ohio High School Students Witness the Future

Columbus, Ohio -- July 21, 1999 -- Tomorrow's world is being experienced today -- at least by 11 Ohio high school students.

These high school students are using technologies most of us never will. And it's all happening during the 1999 Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Summer Institute: Computing and Networking for the New Millennium. The Institute, which runs July 12-23, immerses freshmen and sophomores in the technologies that are helping to shape the future -- high performance computing and networking.

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

Obama inauguration lures millions to watch online video, generates record traffic over Ohio's high-speed network

Inauguration imageColumbus, Ohio — February 4, 2009  —  Ohio computer users helped make President Barack Obama’s inauguration the most watched streaming video event in the Internet’s history, pushing network traffic over the state’s fiber-optic backbone to more than 8.1 gigabits – or 8.1 billion bits of digital information – per second.

OSC Requests Proposals for Second Phase of Cluster Ohio Project

To promote parallel computing among Ohio faculty, OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) is soliciting a second round of faculty research proposals. OSC will distribute Itanium (64-bit) systems to winning participants.

"OSC wants to create an environment for faculty members who are willing to port or develop software for parallel systems. To do this, OSC will provide a number of cluster systems to awardees," said Leslie Southern, Interim HPC Director. "We are looking for faculty proposals on software development for clusters of Itanium-based computer systems."

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