Press Releases

The Cluster Ohio Project, an initiative of OSC, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the OSC Statewide Users Group, is an effort to encourage faculty to build local computing clusters.

Four facets of the Cluster Ohio Project include:

COLUMBUS, Ohio - April 30, 2001 - The Technology Policy Group (TPG) will offer its Privacy2001 conference in Cleveland, Ohio on October 2-4.

Columbus, Ohio -- April 23, 2001 -- OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) has announced that 15 high school finalists will embark on its Summer Institute (SI) 2001: An Odyssey in Supercomputing.

The OSC SI Program has been offered for 13 years to Ohio's brightest high school freshmen and sophomores. SI gives students the opportunity to work with OSC's most advanced supercomputers.

Columbus, Ohio -- April 20, 2001 -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) announced that it will donate $140,000 dollars worth of supercomputing systems to Ohio's minority institutions to kick off OSC's (Ohio Supercomputer Center) Cluster Ohio Project.

Columbus, Ohio, and Palo Alto, Calif. (April 12, 2001) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (nasdq:SUNW) and OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) today announced OSC's selection as a Sun Center of Excellence in High Performance Computing Environments (COE-HPCE). The Sun COE-HPCE is a collaborative project between OSC, The Ohio State University (OSU), University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and University of Akron. The combined investment totals more than $7 million.

Columbus, Ohio -- April 11, 2001 -- More than one hundred people successfully participated in a two-day MPI workshop held at OSC over the Access Grid on March 28-29.

Leslie Southern, OSC Science and Technology Support Lead, stated that, "This Access Grid event was like no other I've ever witness. We demonstrated how well this technology performs with interested participants and a dedicated instructor."

Columbus, Ohio - April 9, 2001-- A Johns Hopkins scientist recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in high performance computing has been recruited to give The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) a leadership role in the new and rapidly expanding field of medical informatics.Dr. Joel H.

Columbus, Ohio (March 22, 2001) - As part of "E-Commerce Day in Ohio," more than 100 state legislators were presented with "Wired" awards in honor of their adoption of technology. The event was held on March 6 at the Riffe Center in celebration of a joint resolution honoring the efforts of ECom-Ohio by Senator Ron Amstutz (R- Wooster) and Representative Kevin DeWine (R-Fairborn).

Columbus, OH – March 7, 2001 – A new study from the Technology Policy Group (TPG) offers a great deal of evidence that many automotive suppliers need to accelerate their adoption of e-business practices to remain competitive.

Farrell, Paul
Dept. of Math and Computer Science
Kent State University
Cluster Acquisition for Communications Optimization and Computational Steering

Arden Ruttan

Abstract: It is proposed to investigate issues related to increasing the efficiency of point-to-point and collective communication on distributed clusters consisting of SMP nodes connected by high speed networks such as Myrinet, Giganet, and Gigabit Ethernet.