OSC unveils new industrial engagement initiative at SC13

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 13, 2013) — 

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The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is introducing a new industrial engagement initiative next week at SC13, thepremier international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, being held Nov. 17-22 in Denver, Colo.

The initiative, known as AweSim, is designed to provide the benefits of modeling and simulation to small and mid-sized manufacturers. The $6.4 million public/private initiative is funded through the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission and through investments by program partners P&G, Intel, AltaSim Technologies, TotalSim USA, Kinetic Vision and Nimbis Services. OSC will be holding an evening reception in Denver for current and potential new collaborators on the AweSim program on Nov. 20. Tickets and time/location information will be available at the OSC booth.

A member of the Ohio Board of Regents’ Ohio Technology Consortium, OSC is internationally recognized for providing innovative supercomputer resources, training and staff support to a wide array of academic, government and private industry research projects. That expertise will be shared throughout the week at SC13, as OSC experts will be presenting on topics related to the center’s collaborations in higher education and signature research programs. These include:

  • November 19
    • Rajiv Ramnath, Ph.D., AweSim evangelist, will be presenting as part of a pod on the Middle Market at the Intel booth at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 and 4 p.m. Nov. 20.
    • Alan Chalker, Ph.D., director of AweSim, and Pankaj Shah, executive director of OSC and OARnet, are presenting on the launch of the AweSim program at the Intel booth at noon.
  • November 20
    • Chalker and Nimbis Services’ Bob Graybill team up at 10:30 a.m. to present “AweSim Platform Offers Web-based Supercomputing Applications,” as part of the Exhibitor Forum program.
    • Steve Gordon, Ph.D., OSC director of education programs, is leading a discussion on “Opportunities and Barriers for Computational Science Education,” during a Birds of a Feather program at 12:15 p.m.

Additionally, Kevin Wohlever, OSC interim director of supercomputing operations, and Gordon are working on the SC13 planning committee, and Patricia Carey, a senior systems developer and engineer at OSC, received a grant through the SC13 Broader Engagement Program to attend the conference.


Editor’s Note:More details on these featured programs and additional research are available online at http://issuu.com/oh-tech/docs/research_report_issuu and at the OSC booth (Booth #2119) at SC13.


The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), a member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Board of Regents, addresses the rising computational demands of academic and industrial research communities by providing a robust shared infrastructure and proven expertise in advanced modeling, simulation and analysis. OSC empowers scientists with the vital resources essential to make extraordinary discoveries and innovations, partners with businesses and industry to leverage computational science as a competitive force in the global knowledge economy, and leads efforts to equip the workforce with the key technology skills required to secure 21st century jobs. For more, visit www.osc.edu.