Press Releases

OARnet study seeks balance of security, quality in videoconferencing

Columbus, Ohio — February 5, 2009 — Some technologists see a day in the not-so-distant future when advances in videoconferencing will allow the quickly maturing technology to greatly enhance distance education, boost research collaboration and reduce travel and meeting costs.

Columbus, Ohio — February 4, 2009  —  Ohio computer users helped make President Barack Obama’s inauguration the most watched streaming video event in the Internet’s history, pushing network traffic over the state’s fiber-optic backbone to more than 8.1 gigabits – or 8.1 billion bits of digital information – per second.

Leveraging group purchasing power to lower technology costs can save $130 million, minimize energy consumption

COLUMBUS – January 9, 2009 – Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut today announced the University System of Ohio has entered into an agreement with VMware, Inc.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards USC-led team $3.6M

Austin, Texas - Nov. 18, 2008 - Today, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) appointed Stanley C. Ahalt, Ph.D., executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, to serve as Chair of the organization for the next year.

Krell Institute makes presentation at SC08 conference in Texas

Columbus, Ohio — Nov. 18, 2008 — The Krell Institute today presented the 2008 Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences award to Steven I. Gordon and the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science, an initiative of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, for its innovative baccalaureate minor program.

Learn more about OSC’s people, researchers, research, partners, impact, and yes - even its supercomputers

Columbus, Ohio – November 17, 2008 - Want to know what makes the Ohio Supercomputer Center “Super”? Spend 20 minutes with the 2008 Research Report, and you’ll get more than a glimmer of the breadth of OSC’s impact on academic and industry researchers.

Columbus, Ohio – November 14, 2008 - Ohio’s academic and industrial researchers now can share some of the state’s most valuable and expensive scientific instruments via the Internet, thanks to cyberinfrastructure tools developed by engineers and researchers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Repository first ever to provide 24/7 access to tumor pathology alongside genetic data; comprehensive knowledge of tumors key to developing personalized treatments

Columbus, Ohio – October 31, 2008 – Researchers in Columbus, Ohio, and Los Angeles are collaborating on a groundbreaking effort that, when fully implemented, will allow health care experts around the world to have comprehensive information about a patient’s tumor at their fingertips.

By Pam Frost Gorder

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- October 22, 2008 -- Researchers have created a new material that overcomes two of the major obstacles to solar power: it absorbs all the energy contained in sunlight, and generates electrons in a way that makes them easier to capture.

Ohio State University chemists and their colleagues combined electrically conductive plastic with metals including molybdenum and titanium to create the hybrid material. This new material is the first that can absorb all the energy contained in visible light at once.