Press Releases


The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) hosted the first meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group, a broad array of users, system administrators, researchers, engineers and students who share an interest in the MVAPICH open-source library of communications standards used internally by many high performance computing (HPC) systems.

OSC OnDemand screenshot

Engineers from the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) have developed an innovative access mechanism that is helping researchers to bridge the chasm between the convenience of a web interface and the complexity of high performance computing systems.

Fifteen middle school girls from around the state will be attending the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s 14th annual Young Women’s Summer Institute at The Ohio State University on July 7-13, 2013.

These academically gifted young women will investigate environmental watershed issues within the state, while exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.


A team of academic and business organizations, mostly from Ohio, won an award for the “Best Application for Advanced Manufacturing” at the Next Generation Application Summit.

Sixteen high school students from around Ohio will be attending the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s 24th annual Summer Institute (SI) on June 16-28, 2013, at The Ohio State University. These academically gifted students, chosen from 50 applicants, will engage in university-level research while working with some of the nation’s best supercomputers.

Ohio Third Frontier logo.

Ed Note: The AweSim advanced manufacturing application initiative was referred to as IntelSim
during the grant development process, but is being marketed as AweSim as of October 2013.

Graph for randomly selected electron trajectories using thick cone approach to fast ignition fusion.

A once-promising approach for using next-generation, ultra-intense lasers to help deliver commercially viable fusion energy has been brought into serious question by new experimental results and first-of-a-kind simulations of laser-plasma interaction.

Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation press release:

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 10 diverse science and engineering projects.

The computing and data capabilities of Blue Waters will assist researchers in addressing questions of biology, nanoelectronics, ecological and economic impacts of climate change, and more.

Rolf Andreassen, Ph.D.

A University of Cincinnati physicist has traveled to the site of the world’s largest physics experiment, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, to teach programmers there how to write complex science code on an Ohio supercomputer that leverages computer chips originally created to power modern video games.  

Columbus, Ohio (Nov. 30, 2012) – Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro recently appointed Pankaj Shah as executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Shah concurrently serves as the executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), a role he’s held since 2005. By leading both technology organizations in their independent missions, Shah will seek closer collaboration between the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and OARnet, creating new opportunities from their combined efforts.