Press Releases

The Cooperstone lab at the Foods for Health Annual Meeting 2022.

At The Ohio State University, Jessica Cooperstone leads a research laboratory focused on understanding the factors that create the health benefits found in fruits and vegetables, with the aim of helping the agriculture and food industry cultivate crops that improve overall human health.

Zebras provide a model for studying how anthrax may be transmitted across wildlife communities.

University of Maine scientist Pauline Kamath conducts research on the dynamics of infectious diseases that can spread among wildlife, with the use of the high performance computing (HPC) resources at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). Kamath, an associate professor of animal health, analyzes genetic, ecological, immunological and epidemiological data to study the evolution and transmission of harmful pathogens in animals to better understand how to treat and control infections.

A drug designed to treat a certain type of cancerous tumor might work well in some patients but not others. To determine why, scientists can study whether specific genetic mutations may impact the therapy’s effectiveness.

Karyopharm Therapeutics, a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company pioneering novel cancer therapies, is taking a closer look at these unique molecular characteristics of different cancers with the help of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).

Two individuals conversing during poster presentations at 2022 ICICLE All Hands Meeting.

As a partner of the National Science Foundation-funded Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure (CI) with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE), the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will host the project’s 2023 All Hands Meeting Nov. 2-3.

Rosie the supercomputer

In 2019, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) unveiled a major addition to its campus: the Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall, featuring Rosie the supercomputer. The facility opened in the wake of the launch of MSOE’s bachelor’s degree in computer science, with a curriculum focused on the growing field of artificial intelligence.

The Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST) at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) provides high performance computing (HPC) resources to NDSU and various other institutions within North Dakota. With more than 12,000 CPU cores and 70 GPUs, CCAST is the largest academic supercomputing facility in the state of North Dakota.

OSC’s Alan Chalker discusses Open OnDemand at OSC's booth during SC22.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) $1.5 million in funding to create a new governance organization for Open OnDemand, a web portal that provides easy access to high performance computing (HPC) resources, to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project.

Idaho National Labratory building

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) developed the Open OnDemand platform with the aim of making high performance computing (HPC) easier for anyone needing to do data-intensive work. After adopting the platform on their systems, IT staff at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) published a research paper that confirmed Open OnDemand’s significant positive impact on HPC usage in their organization.

Emily Miraldi, assistant professor in the Divisions of Immunobiology and Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, leads an “immune-engineering” research group that uses mathematical modeling of the immune system to predict immune responses and understand disease.

Eighteen middle school girls from across the state attended the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s Young Women’s Summer Institute in July. Over the course of the one-week camp, the girls collected data from Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and worked in groups to analyze water quality issues in Ohio’s watersheds.