The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Statewide Users Group (SUG) Conference on Thursday, Oct. 7, brought researchers from around the state together virtually. Through Zoom, attendees learned about OSC’s latest services and resources and heard flash talks about research that utilizes the Center’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities.
The conference emphasized the many ways attendees can engage with OSC beyond SUG meetings. OSC staff highlighted how researchers can make use of available services, learn more about OSC’s impact and help shape future plans.
This fall’s event marked the return of flash talks and a poster competition, modified for the virtual format. Participants gained experience presenting their research in a concise format that is graded by other attendees. Each presenter had five minutes to speak, with an additional five minutes afterward to field questions or comments about the presentation.
The winner of the competition was Theresia Yazbeck of The Ohio State University for her presentation titled "Modeling Fluxes, Fate And Transport Of Ammonia Emission From Egg Production And Manure Management Facilities."
Second place resulted in a tie between Youngstown State University’s Alina Lazar and Ohio University’s Himanshu Singh, who presented "Accelerating the Inference Time of Machine Learning-based Track Finding Pipeline" and "Predicting the Equilibrium Adsorption Morphologies of Surfactant Molecules on Metal Surfaces via Advanced MD Simulations," respectively.
The full list of flash talk and poster presenters included:
- Kamalnath Kadirvel, The Ohio State University, Texture Evolution in Metal Additive Manufacturing
- Louis Christensen, The Ohio State University, Investigating Heat Transfer in a Straight Cooling Passage Using Transient Infrared Temperature Data and URANS Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis
- Alina Lazar, Youngstown State University, Accelerating the Inference Time of Machine Learning-based Track Finding Pipeline
- Himanshu Singh, Ohio University, Predicting the Equilibrium Adsorption Morphologies of Surfactant Molecules on Metal Surfaces via Advanced MD Simulations
- Anna Schuler, The Ohio State University, Effects of graft density on entanglement number and type in model polymer-grafted nanoparticle monolayers
- Aurelia Moses, Youngstown State University, The Mechanism of Charge Transfer in Imidazole-Solvated Protic Ionic Liquid Systems
- Theresia Yazbeck, The Ohio State University, Modeling Fluxes, Fate And Transport Of Ammonia Emission From Egg Production And Manure Management Facilities
Along with lunch generously sponsored by Dell, the proceedings also included updates from OSC Executive Director David Hudak and other staff members about the Center’s current status and strategic direction. Other topics of discussion included OSC’s response to COVID-19, the creation of virtual computer labs for classrooms, new hardware in service and updates to the client portal.
“Being able to spend time with our users, even virtually, is something that is invaluable to the OSC team,” said Alan Chalker, director of strategic programs. “We love having the opportunity to share OSC’s updates with the community and to hear about the diverse range of research that is being carried out through the usage of our HPC resources.”
OSC will announce more information soon about the next SUG conference in spring 2022.