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.

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop - September 3-4, 2015 - MPI

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 11:00am to Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:00pm

Bale Theatre, Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Rd, Columbus OH 43212

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications are pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held September 3-4, 2015.

This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both days are compact, to accommodate multiple time zones, but packed with useful information and lab exercises. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.

August 4 - XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: Big Data

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Ohio Supercomputer Center 

Bale Theater

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held August 4, 2015.

This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark.  As is the case with all of the XSEDE HPC Workshop series, this event will feature a large portion of hands-on exercises.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.

This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You may attend at any of the following sites.


* Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Password Change Policy

OSC requires every HPC account password to be changed every 90 days. If the account password is not changed within the timeframe, the account will be locked and our staff will need to assist; please contact oschelp@osc.edu. This policy affects all clients using OSC HPC production services.  

Please note that the password guidelines have been strengthened. As of June 16, 2015, the password guidelines are as follows:


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