Press Releases

OSU researchers determine rare DNA shapes are susceptible to UV light damage

Columbus, Ohio – February 8, 2008 – Spring Break means warmer weather and the allure of sunny beaches. But while sun-loving students head out to beaches every spring to enjoy sand and surf, ultraviolet rays could be damaging their skin’s genetic code and causing skin cancer, the most widespread cancer in North America. 

Columbus, Ohio – January 30, 2008 – Without ever leaving the nursery, fragile babies born at Chillicothe’s Adena Regional Medical Center are receiving clinical assessments from specialists an hour away at Nationwide Children’s Hospital — thanks to high-definition videoconferencing capabilities made possible via the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

System gives Ohio researchers, businesses a tenfold leap in computational power

Columbus, Ohio – January 29, 2008 – With the deployment of the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s new IBM Cluster 1350, the State of Ohio is now home to the 65th fastest supercomputer in the world and the 9th fastest among U.S. academic supercomputer centers.

Professor Wen-mei Hwu to speak Feb. 21 as part of the Ohio Computational Science Lecture Series

Columbus, Ohio – January 28, 2008 – The Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group and the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science present Wen-mei Hwu, Ph.D. as the next speaker for the Ohio Computational Science Lecture Series.

Columbus, Ohio – December 28, 2007 – Video games – a perennial favorite for holiday gifts – could provide just the encouragement teenagers need to embrace the oft-dreaded high school science, math and technology courses.

Ohio State University’s Bromwich serves on panel that shares 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

Columbus, Ohio – December 11, 2007 – As one of the esteemed scientists working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), David Bromwich’s research — conducted, in part, at the Ohio Supercomputer Center — on the changes in polar atmospheric circulation and Antarctic climate variability contributed to winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Goal is to expand broadband access, boost the state’s economy and create savings

Columbus, Ohio – December 4, 2007 – Governor Ted Strickland today directed the Ohio Broadband Council to oversee statewide efforts to expand broadband networking, as the council met for the first time since its creation earlier this summer.

Projects awarded $35.4 million through FCC’s Rural Health Care Pilot Project

Columbus, Ohio – November 26, 2007 – Four regional telehealth networks that will leverage the speed and connections of OSCnet are among 69 projects nationwide receiving $417 million in federal funding to “significantly increase access to acute, primary and preventive health care in rural America.”

Reno, NV -- November 20, 2007 – Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) today announced that it has selected distributed computing tools from The MathWorks to serve as one of the analytics software for its shared instrumentation and analytics projects. 

Reno, NV – November 20, 2007 -- The Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) announced the creation of a scholarship in memory of Dr. Charlie Bender, the founding chairperson of CASC and executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center during 1987-2002. Dr. Bender passed away just weeks before SC07, the annual international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis.

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