Goodman and Stivers announce release of $4.4 million for expansion of OSU Supercomputer Center

COLUMBUS, OH -- January 22, 2007 -- State Senators Steve Stivers (R-Columbus) and David Goodman (R-New Albany) today announced the release of more than $4.4 million from the state Controlling Board for the expansion of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), located at the Ohio State University.

The OSC serves as the mechanism through which Ohio's higher education institutions and industries perform cutting edge science and engineering research. The OSC is such a crucial tool because as advances are made in the areas of science, technology and engineering, there is a need for larger, more powerful computer systems to meet these demands.

The funds will be used to replace the existing supercomputer system with a new system that is better suited to meet challenges and needs of today's researchers.

"As we work to ensure that Ohio is at the forefront creating new technology-based jobs, we must also make sure that we are providing the needed resources to accomplish this goal," Stivers said. "As a member of the state Controlling Board, I considered this project to be a top priority and look forward to the benefits that the state will reap as a result of this investment."

"The OSC is a vital element to Ohio's technology-based jobs and education institutions and the funding provided for this project will help to create an environment in which they can thrive," Goodman said.

For more information please contact Chris Ferruso in Sen. Stivers' Office at 614-466-5981 or Annie Kaperak in Sen. Goodman's Office at 614-466-8064.

About OSC
Celebrating 20 years of service, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is a catalytic partner of Ohio universities and industries that enables Ohio to compete for international, federal, and state funding, focusing on new research and business opportunities.  It provides a reliable high performance computing and high performance networking infrastructure for a diverse statewide/regional community including education, academic research, industry, and state government.  Funded by the Ohio Board of Regents, OSC promotes and stimulates computational research and education in order to act as a key enabler for the state's aspirations in advanced technology, information systems, and advanced industries.  For additional information, visit http://www.osc.edu.

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