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Every significant breakthrough – from a baby’s curiosity to a scientist etching his or her name in the history books – begins with one question, one syllable, one word: Why?

Leaders from the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) met with five senior members of the Beijing Computing Center (BCC) and Comet Solutions, Inc. at the Ohio Technology Consortium facility Wednesday afternoon to discuss challenges, share history and look to the future of app development at a high-performance computing organization.

In a very significant way, Rodney Richardson has found a key that is unlocking some powerful insight into how we can help sustain the lives of our planet’s pollinators.

In 2014, the Ohio State University graduate student adapted his previous experience using Ohio Supercomputer Center resources for bioinformatics studies to his current research on honey bee foraging and the result could throw open the doors for this particular area of study.

Attendees at the semi-annual Statewide Users Group were immersed in a melting pot of eye-opening scientific research projects Thursday at the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Research on topics such as virtual welding simulation, evolutionary modeling and water absorption – just to name a few – were on full display during the Flash Talk and Poster competitions of the SUG meeting.

William Andrew Goddard III, Ph.D.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 12, 2015) – William Andrew Goddard III, Ph.D., will deliver the 2015 Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 23 in Room 2015 of McPherson Laboratory, 140 W. 18th Ave., on the main campus of The Ohio State University. A post-lecture reception will follow in Room 100 of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, 151 Woodruff Ave. 


A broad array of system administrators, researchers, engineers and students who share an interest in the MVAPICH open-source library of high performance computing communications standards gathered at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Aug. 19-21 for the third meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group (MUG).

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Research projects featuring a wide range of scientific interests, such as electron microscopy, pesticides and polymers, were featured at the first-ever poster session and flash talk competition at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) June 4.

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Is there a better way to design production systems that will adapt to the aerodynamics of a peanut during roasting? Or to the size of a baby during diaper design? Or to the likelihood of a detergent bottle being dropped? For the person given these challenges, the answer for each is “yes,” and the means is “powerful computers.”

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Phonons—the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound—have magnetic properties, according to a landmark study supported by Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) services and recently published by a researcher group from The Ohio State University.

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Researchers who normally use high-resolution satellite imagery to study glaciers are using their technology this week to help with disaster relief and longer-term stabilization planning efforts related to the recent earthquake in Nepal.