The OSC Statewide Users Group, or SUG, connects OSC to the academic institutions in the state and provides a faculty and student viewpoint on OSC's operations.
Interaction among users is central to the advancement of computational methods in all disciplines. As a SUG representative for Capital, Vakalis works with members from other Ohio institutions to offer OSC direction and advice to help the Center better serve users' needs.
SUG members are appointed by university presidents, provosts, and vice presidents upon recommendation by other OSC users.
OSC is a state-supported resource serving Ohio's higher education community. The Center offers high performance computing and networking resources on a peer-review basis to faculty and students who are doing research in several disciplines including medicine, business, economics, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Critical partnerships, such as the Department of Defense's High Performance Computing Modernization Program and the National Computational Science Alliance, allow OSC to help position the state as a national technology leader. The Center's networking program provides Internet access to the majority of Ohio's colleges and universities and state government agencies.