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

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.

System Downtime

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00am to 5:00pm


Tues, Sept 15th 5PM: We are experiencing issues with the downtime.  Systems will not be up at 5PM.  We plan to be operational by later today.

August 4 - XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: Big Data

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

System Downtime

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.