COLUMBUS, Ohio – May 31, 2006 – Biophysics and engineering students from Johns Hopkins University and The Ohio State University (OSU) successfully used distance learning technology to participate in a short course, Molecular Modeling of Biological Interactions. Lectures culminated on March 31with two classes – one at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and one at Hopkins more than 400 miles away. The classes studied how high performance computing (HPC) can advance scientific discovery in the biological sciences.
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.
Columbus, Ohio -- Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has announced that 12 high school finalists will embark on its Summer Institute (SI) 2003: A Prime Year for Supercomputing.
The OSC SI Program has been offered to Ohio’s brightest high school freshmen and sophomores for 15 years. SI gives students the opportunity to work with OSC’s most advanced supercomputers.
SPECIAL Legislative Briefing, Winter 1998
Is two better than one? It is when you're combining two of the state's best resources. The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and OhioLINK offer Ohio's colleges and universities state-of-the-art computing, networking, and information programs that lead the nation in cost-effective delivery of high-quality services. Together, they offer a powerful problem-solving environment. Ohio has great potential as an information state with these two shared resources.
Both OSC and Platform Lab have been nominated for Columbus Technology Council's 2003 Top Contributors to the Advancement of Technology (Top CAT) Awards.
This annual awards program recognizes and honors individuals, teams, corporations, and partnerships based on their technological and/or scientific significance, economic impact, and benefits to society in helping to build a strong technological community in Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio -- May 28, 2003 -- Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has announced that 18 of Ohio's middle-school girls have been selected to participate in its Young Women's Summer Institute (YWSI) on July 27-August 2, 2003.
YWSI is a week-long program sponsored by OSC for middle-school girls in Ohio. It is designed to promote computer, math, and science skills as well as provide hands-on experiences. YWSI helps girls develop an interest in these subjects by allowing them to work on a practical, interesting scientific problem using the latest computer technology.
Columbus, Ohio -- September 22, 1993 -- An experiment on the Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) which seeks funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) under the Communication Networking Program has the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), Columbus, Ohio, partnering with the University of Hawaii (UH) and Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). This research grant of $2.7M for two years plus one optional year is sought by Principal Investigator Dr. David Y. Y.
Austin, Texas - Nov. 18, 2008 - Today, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) appointed Stanley C. Ahalt, Ph.D., executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, to serve as Chair of the organization for the next year.
Columbus, OH -- January 7, 2000 -- An audience watched a surgeon sew up a herniated bladder as another surgeon, two miles away in the Rhodes State Office Tower, collaborated with him as part of a live demonstration of Internet2 technology on January 11 .
Visualizations will allow students with mobility impairments to explore caves
Columbus, Ohio (Aug. 17, 2011) – College students with mobility impairments who are studying for a career in the geosciences will soon be able to explore a computer-generated simulation of a large cave system to meet the degree requirements of field-based learning experiences.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center
March 3, 1997