Press Releases


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.

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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.

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Group honors OSC for role with national digital manufacturing initiative

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Columbus, Ohio (Nov. 9, 2012) –The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is kicking off its 25th anniversary at SC12, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage being held Nov. 10-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Martin Head-Gordon

Columbus, Ohio (Nov. 7, 2012) – Martin Head-Gordon, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the 2012 Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Room 2015 of McPherson Laboratory, 140 W. 18th Ave., on the main campus of The Ohio State University.