Press Releases

Schopis recognized by Juniper Networks for early adoption of new network technology

COLUMBUS, Ohio — June 12, 2007 -- Juniper Networks, a network equipment company, recently honored Paul Schopis as a “Master of IT” for building one of the first dark fiber academic and research networks in the nation.

Schopis serves as the associate director of OSCnet, a statewide communications network managed by the Ohio Supercomputer Center. OSCnet is the nation’s most advanced dedicated high-speed fiber-optic network for education, research and economic development.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — May 1, 2007 — Firefighters near Toledo brace for the heat of a flashover in a simulator while firefighting students at a university campus many miles distant study the live-action video over a fiber-optic network.

Middle school students in Appalachian Ohio immerse themselves into a society on a virtual island they visit over the state-of-the-art network, moving about, walking, running and even flying through highly developed landscapes, park-like settings and buildings.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — April 24, 2007 — Ohio students, faculty, and researchers will no longer have to look out-of-state for access to the most advanced nationwide network in the United States, thanks to a project in Cleveland that connects Ohio’s research and education network – OSCnet – to the new Internet2 Network.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — April 9, 2007 — Both businesses and researchers increasingly are using computational science to enhance their return on investments and discovery methods. Faculty wishing to incorporate this discipline into their coursework are invited to attend the workshop, “Integrating Computational Science into the Undergraduate Curriculum,” June 17 to 23, 2007, at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, Ohio.

OSC has designed one of two new online training courses offered by the National Computational Science Alliance (NCSA) Partners for Advanced Computational Services (PACS). These parallel programming courses are designed for the high performance computing (HPC) user community. The Multilevel Parallel Programming Course was primarily created by the Science and Technology Support (STS) group at OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center), lead by Leslie Southern.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — April 9, 2007 — In preparation for the arrival of a new high performance computing system, the Ohio Supercomputer Center is providing three parallel computing workshops this spring.
The incoming computational system is projected to have 10 times the performance of the largest existing Ohio Supercomputer Center cluster. The IBM e1350 Compute Cluster will have 963 nodes and over 4,000 processor cores, allowing scientists to run their parallelized code on hundreds or thousands of processors.

Video Highlights

Click on the links below to view the video demonstrating the new software.

"Ohio State University software is helping to forecast traffic accident hotspots. This video shows the software in action. Data visualization/screen capture by the Ohio Supercomputer Center, courtesy of Ohio State University."

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – February 20, 2007 – The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is helping deploy new technologies to Ohio’s K-12 schools with the 4th annual Megaconference Jr.  This global Internet event is designed to give students and teachers in primary and secondary schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each others’ learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – February 19, 2007 – The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU) are designing a groundbreaking virtual surgical training program using software and hardware developed at OSC. The study, officially called “Simulation Technology in Veterinary Education: Research and Surgical Training,” began in January 2007 and will last for about eight months.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – February 15, 2007 – Learn about Python, one of today’s most popular mid-level programming languages for scientists and engineers.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is hosting a workshop, Python Programming for High Performance Computing, on February 20 - 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in its BALE theater. The workshop is geared toward those wanting to learn about Python but have never used it before. Attendees should have some programming experience.

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