The Ohio State University Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center (MCIC) serves as a shared technology laboratory to facilitate research in microscopy, genomics and bioinformatics. Since its founding in 2000, the center has grown into a data-intensive operation that has thrived in partnership the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).
Efficiency and accuracy are everything in motorsports. Finely tuned engineering workflows must operate on demanding timelines and reliably deliver aerodynamically optimized vehicles. Automotive and industrial company D2H Advanced Technologies relies on the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) on-demand high performance computing (HPC) for maximum efficiency in both process and product.
An election year in the United States is marked by incisive campaign ads, heated debates and get-out-the-vote messaging. The bombast of the 2020 presidential election was further amplified by the heavily politicized COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), The Ohio State University’s Skyler Cranmer used Twitter data to examine the extent of this partisan polarization.
Walking into a lecture hall of over 200 students can be daunting for a young undergraduate, especially when that class is centered around conducting statistical analyses of biological data. Laura Kubatko, a professor at The Ohio State University, teaches Statistics for the Life Sciences and is well aware of the apprehension that students feel.
Jane Combs, associate director of research computing services at the University of Cincinnati, wanted to increase accessibility to supercomputing resources. Through Open OnDemand, UC's own cluster is now accessible to numerous faculty, staff and students.
Ohio State University Professor Bryan Carstens spends his time researching biology and genetics and often runs across immense data sets that are hard to navigate. Carstens worked with the Ohio Supercomputer Center to build connections between databases for easier analysis and access.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) 2019-20 Research Report is now available online. The publication highlights news from OSC and spotlights the research and education enabled by Ohio's statewide high performance computing resource.
Spire Global uses a fleet of small satellites in low earth orbit to gather maritime data, improve weather predictions, and much more. Thanks to the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), Spire can run forecasting data four times per day to deliver fast and accurate weather forecasts to their partners. OSC’s advanced capabilities enable Spire to process immense volumes of data and keep their entire IT environment in the cloud.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, numerous schools have made the transition to remote learning. The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has eased the process by providing virtual laboratory portals through OnDemand, the Center’s user-friendly, web-based interface where students can access digital labs and OSC’s supercomputing capabilities.
Researchers at Ohio University recently discovered that disrupting COVID-19’s RNA and its ability to reproduce may be an additional way to stop the virus in conjunction with the vaccine. Jennifer Hines, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and students in her lab utilized the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to analyze the three-dimensional structure of RNA.