Press Releases

Congratulations to Greg Kilcup, associate professor of physics at The Ohio State University (OSU)! He recently received OSU's Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Kilcup also serves as chair for OSC's Statewide Users Group.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- April 11, 2002 -- Columbus is set to host a technology conference that for the first time will bring together five nationally recognized technology institutions that play a major role in the development and distribution of information technology to the education and research communities nationwide. The conference is a national event that draws participants from across the country in order to identify and discuss the challenges of and solutions to problems associated with networking technology and content delivery.

Columbus, Ohio -- March 21, 2002 -- OSC supercomputing and memory systems are moving to a new home. The new systems will be consolidated in a secure environment at the State of Ohio Computing Center (SOCC) in Columbus, Ohio, providing OSC with a secure and reliable facility with custom-based infrastructure.

A week-long camp designed to help Ohio middle-school girls gain computer, math, and science skills while having fun is being sponsored by OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center).

The Young Women's Summer Institute is open to students who are currently sixth and seventh graders. Thirty girls and five K-12 teachers will be admitted to the OSC program in Columbus, Ohio or Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Platform Lab received and installed an important contribution from Sun Microsystems, Inc. as the lab opened its doors for operation. The contribution includes four enterprise-level Sun 220R dual processor systems, each with two gigabytes of memory, a pair of Sun Netra web application servers, and significant disk storage capacity.

These systems provide mid-range enterprise-level computing capacity and are available to users of the new facility. The estimated value of the contribution is in excess of $100,000.

Platform Lab will be hosting a grand opening event on January 31, 2002, 4-6:30 p.m. at its facility at the Business Technology Center, 1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus. The Lab is now open for business and the first customers already are testing software applications.

The OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) workshop on Performance Tuning for Microprocessor-based Systems held on January 17, 2002 attracted 127 participants at 12 Access Grid sites across the country.

OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) will present a half-day workshop on Performance Tuning for Microprocessor-based Systems on January 17, 2002.

Cray Inc. customers can now pick the brains of OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) high performance computing experts and make use of their vast experience. As part of an ongoing contract, OSC is offering training facilities to Cray's customer base, further strengthening its extremely successful relationship with the supercomputer leader.

Joint Project Will Evaluate Prospective I/O Node Technologies, Data Archiving Tools