Press Releases

The Internet2 Fall 2005 Member Meeting is open to registration. The Member Meeting is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic GigaPop in Philadelphia for Internet2 (MAGPI), and will take place at the Wyndham Philadelphia Hotel at Franklin Plaza.

The world' first Gigaconference videoconferencing event opened at noon EST today to showcase the use of high-end, high-performance videoconferencing equipment. The Internet2 Commons and Codian Corp are sponsoring the event.

More than 20 participating sites from around the world are giving presentations on a variety of topics including animated videos, musical performances, classroom teaching experiences, remote medical collaborations, and much more.

Engineers from the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) completed an early upgrade to the primary core ring on the Third Frontier Network (TFN) last week in order to handle increasing demand for networking services. Known as Ring-0, it is the most important ring on the nation's most advanced statewide fiber optic network for education and research. TFN connects Ohio's universities, colleges, K-12 schools, research centers, federal labs, hospitals and a variety of public and private agencies to promote education, research and economic development.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will be graduating a group of 15 high-school scientists on Friday July 22, 2005 as part of its 17 th annual Summer Institute, "SI 2005: Supercomputing to Infinity and Beyond."

Since 1989 OSC has been preparing future technology leaders by offering a two-week intensive program that gives academically-gifted Ohio high school freshmen and sophomores a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the dynamic fields of high performance computing (HPC) and networking using some of the world's best supercomputers.

The Boards of Directors of Internet2 and the National Lambda Rail (NLR) recently passed resolutions to discuss a possible consolidation of the two national high-speed fiber optic networks for education and research.

The second annual Keystone Conference will be held October 3-5, 2005, in Indianapolis. The conference theme, "Interactive VideoConferencing: Igniting Opportunities for Learning" will bring together educators, videoconferencing leaders, content providers, and industry representatives to learn how interactive videoconferencing (IVC) technology can motivate K-12 students by igniting opportunities for learning.


The Greater Columbus Free-Net, an early Internet tool created by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1994, will cease most of its operations June 30, 2005.

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will bring together reconfigurable systems researchers from industry and academia for a three-day workshop this July.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) recently received a $12,000 Ingram-White Castle Foundation grant for its Young Women ' s Summer Institute (YWSI) program.

This will mark the second year that the Ingram-White Castle Foundation has granted YWSI funding to OSC.

A Capital University professor has been recruited by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to set their statewide computational science program in motion.

Ignatios Vakalis, professor of mathematics and computer science and executive director of the Center of Computational Studies at Capital University, will serve as coordinator for undergraduate education for the Statewide Initiative for Computational Science and also will be appointed as OSC senior fellow.