Press Releases

Staff member Frantisek Bartik works on the Ascend test node in OSC's data center in Columbus, Ohio.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will launch Ascend, a new Dell Technologies-based high performance computing cluster with advanced NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) to support artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, big data and data analytics work in fall 2022.

A rendering of the planned Intel processor factory complex in Licking County, Ohio.

Intel’s planned $20 billion investment presents new opportunities for the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to close the manufacturing skills gap in the state.

Cover image of Research Report showing photo collage and title

The publication spotlights news from OSC and highlights the research and education enabled by Ohio’s statewide high performance computing resource.

Illustration of chemical structures over a test tube with leaves inside, held by a hand wearing a rubber glove

Luiz Oliveira's undergraduate students use OSC's resources to explore the complex interactions of biomolecules and nanomaterials.

Brendan Ho

High performance computing enables Kent State students to render complex simulations more quickly, spending less time in the classroom waiting and more time learning.

Myosin motors walk on filamentous actin tracks in a computer-generated visualization of molecular motors

Krishna Chinthalapudi's research into molecular motors requires the processing of large amounts of data. He and his team turn to the Ohio Supercomputer Center to turn days of computation into minutes. 

Charles Csuri

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) are saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Csuri, the "father of computer art." Chuck, as he was known, was a true pioneer with a remarkable talent for interdisciplinary work and a significant contributor to the creation and success of OSC and all that followed.

A visualization of burst pressure in a pipeline
Burst pressure simulation of a corroded pipe.
YWSI logo

For more than 20 years, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has been sponsoring the Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) to engage Ohio’s middle school students in STEM education topics. Although the Center had planned to offer the week-long event in person in 2021, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prompted a pivot to an online format.

The tape library at OSC's data center in Columbus, Ohio.
The tape library at OSC's data center in Columbus is currently capable of storing up to 23.5 Petabytes (PB) with room for up to 141 PB worth of tape.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) recently upgraded two services to allow clients to store more data at a faster rate and strengthen data backup.