Spring SUG conference features keynote speaker from Intel Corporation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Apr 29, 2022) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) fall Statewide Users Group (SUG) meeting April 14 featured a keynote talk from Jeff McVeigh of the Intel Corporation.

Jeff McVeigh spoke about Intel technology development strategy and products.

McVeigh is responsible for Intel’s Super Compute Group, which encompasses Intel’s high performance computing (HPC) and datacenter GPU business and products with a software-first approach to enable developers to realize the value of Intel's Xeon and Xe GPU architectures. He was recently named one of HPCwire’s People to Watch 2022.

McVeigh talked about Intel’s overall technology development strategy, new products it will launch in the near future and plans for upcoming years.

Intel will be constructing one of the world’s largest microchip manufacturing complexes in the Columbus area.

“I want to emphasize how excited Intel is about the work that we will be doing together in Ohio,” he said.

The conference also featured poster presentations and flash talks that highlighted new research findings from around the state of Ohio. The award winners of the spring competition are:

First place:

Dan Spakowicz, The Ohio State University 

“Exogenous sequences in unmapped tumor transcriptome data”

Second place (tie):

Eric Hantz, The Ohio State University 

“Actives-Based Receptor Selection Strongly Increases Success Rate in Structure-Based Drug Design”

Caroline Wheeler, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Director of Strategic Programs Alan Chalker welcomes participants to the Statewide User Group meeting. 


“The tumor microbiome correlates with response to immune checkpoint inhibitors in renal cell carcinoma”

The SUG conference also offers participants a chance to learn about and provide input on the Center’s latest service offerings and initiatives.

“SUG meetings serve as a critical forum for OSC leadership to hear directly from our clients about their HPC needs,” said Alan Chalker, director of strategic programs. “OSC, in turn, uses each event as a key opportunity to share information about an evolving array of products and services we are offering to be responsive to Ohio’s active research and innovation community.”

About OSC: The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) addresses the rising computational demands of academic and industrial research communities by providing a robust shared infrastructure and proven expertise in advanced modeling, simulation and analysis. OSC empowers scientists with the services essential to making extraordinary discoveries and innovations, partners with businesses and industry to leverage computational science as a competitive force in the global knowledge economy and leads efforts to equip the workforce with the key technology skills required for 21st century jobs.