Fifteen of Ohio’s brightest computational scientists just happen to be high school freshmen and sophomores. They worked with high performance computing applications such as parallel processing, networking, and computer engineering during the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Summer Institute (SI). This two-week program, held on July 12-23 and entitled “SI2004: Pushing the Envelope of Supercomputing,” offered talented high school students the rare opportunity to conduct research on supercomputers.
The nation’s most extensive high-speed fiber optic network dedicated to higher education and research is nearly complete in Cleveland. Equipment for the Third Frontier Network (TFN) has been installed at Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University campuses, and the remaining Cleveland area campuses will soon follow. The network is being built by the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s networking division.
Larry Faulkner, president of the University of Texas at Austin, was recently elected Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees. Faulkner succeeds University of North Carolina President Molly Broad, who held the Board Chair position since 2001. Broad served on the Internet2 Board since September 1997 and Faulkner has served since 1998, and began serving as Chair May 1.
Doctor Bob Dixon received the “Infrastructure Development Award” from the American Distance Education Consortium at its All-ADEC Meeting on May 6. Dixon won the award for his work on the Transportable Satellite Internet System team in recognition for its continuing contributions in testing and developing new Internet technologies, particularly for work in support of the National Science Foundation-sponsored ADEC Advance Internet Satellite Extension Project. The TSIS team includes Dr. Alan Escovitz, Megan Troyer, and Gabe Moulton.
Widely recognized Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) programs to support the development and expansion of advanced manufacturing align closely with a new national initiative to help U.S. manufacturers improve cost, quality and speed of production in order to remain globally competitive. Announced today by the White House, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) will bring together industry, universities and the federal government to identify and invest in key emerging technologies – information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
Ohio’s Third Frontier Network (TFN), the nation’s most advanced research network, will assist the Great Lakes Educational Consortium for Homeland Security Training in regional first-response and anti-terrorism efforts. TFN initiatives that strengthen northwest Ohio’s defense efforts were highlighted today at Owens Community College.
OARnet plays a leading role in the extension of Internet technology services to rural Ohio through the Connecting Rural Ohio Wireless Neighborhood Project. OARnet, ITEC-Ohio, and OSU engineers worked in conjunction with community leaders in Southern Perry County in Southeastern Ohio to install a satellite dish, LAN and WAN antennae that provide Internet connectivity throughout New Straitsville, Ohio, from a satellite 23,000 miles out in space.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has selected 18 of Ohio's middle-school girls to participate in its Young Women's Summer Institute (YWSI) on August 1-7, 2004 in Columbus.
YWSI is a week-long program sponsored by OSC for middle-school girls in Ohio. It is designed to promote computer, math, and science skills as well as provide hands-on experiences. YWSI helps girls develop an interest in these subjects by allowing them to work on a practical, interesting scientific problem using the latest computer technology.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced that the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) would receive $650,000 to provide technical leadership and program management to Mississippi State University (MSU) as it develops and improves high performance computing systems for the military. OSC will also receive $1.35 million to provide technical support in Signal Image Processing and Integrated Modeling and Test Environments.
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“This tutorial is unique in a number of ways,” said Dr. David Ennis, PACS Course Development Leader and Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Systems Developer. “Rather than present a list of available libraries, we have structured the course by common mathematical problems and topics.”