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.

Ohio Supercomputer Center launches OnDemand 3.0

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Supercomputer Center has launched OnDemand 3.0, a vastly upgraded version of its “one-stop shop” for access to its High Performance Computing services.

This latest version of OSC’s custom-built OnDemand web portal is the first to be based on Open OnDemand, an NSF-funded OSC project to develop an open-source web portal providing advanced web and graphical interfaces for HPC centers.

Inspired by nature

Bharat Bhushan, Ph.D., and Samuel Martin, a Ph.D. candidate and co-author on Bhushan’s recent study, have used OSC resources to research black skimmer birds and shark skin to understand drag reduction.

Bharat Bhushan, Ph.D., was on sabbatical at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2005 when a transformation began.

System Downtime

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 7:00am

Ohio Supercomputer Center

8/19/16 9:30AM Update: The systems are still not available. We don’t have an expected return time yet, but are actively working on getting systems back up as soon as we can. We Will update later when we know more

Preventive Maintenance on the Automatic Transfer Switches

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Ohio Supercomputer Center

Electricians are scheduled to perform routine preventive maintenance on the two automatic transfer switches (ATS) which feed two uninterruptable power service (UPS) units for OSC Systems. We do not anticipate any disruption in our service during the maintenance, but there is a low risk of power outages to our systems. 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this planned work, please contact OSC Help

Disease forecasting: New methodology will allow proactive approach to epidemic containment

DJ Rao
Rao has developed an award-winning disease forecasting model. (Photo credit: Miami University/Jeff Sabo)

When life-threatening weather events loom, forecasters warn citizens days, even weeks, beforehand so they can take action. It seems to work: We clear supermarket shelves, board up windows and even evacuate to higher ground ahead of the impending tempest to avoid danger.

System Downtime

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:00am to 9:00pm

Ohio Supercomputer Center

7/12/16 7PM Update: Downtime is now estimated to complete around 9:00PM, not 5PM.

UPDATE: Due to a bug identified on some of the center's new hardware, our planned June 29th downtime to upgrade project and scratch file systems will be postponed until July 12th. This delay is not expected to alter the availability timeline for our new cluster, Owens.