Press Releases

Columbus, OH - April 4, 2005 --The Young Women's Summer Institute (YWSI) deadline has been extended to April 15. This is also the announced deadline for OSC's Summer Institute (SI).

Sponsored by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and Kent State University, YWSI is a weeklong program for Ohio's middle-school girls. It is designed to promote computer, math, and science skills as well as provide hands-on learning.

Columbus, OH -- March 17, 2005 -- On March 7-10, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) hosted the fourth annual Programming Environment and Training (PET) Technical Review for the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office (HPCMPO). The event was held at the Blackwell Hotel and The Ohio State University (OSU) Conference Center.

Columbus, OH - March 8, 2005 - OSC-Springfield (OSC-S) has implemented a network route change, advancing from a T1 to a new DS3 line. Network bandwidth has dramatically increased from 1.54Mbps to 45Mbps, a connection that is 30 times faster than the previous network.

OARnet, OSC's networking division, completed this installation to make OSC-S supercomputers accessible to the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Defense research laboratories, colleges, universities and area businesses.

Columbus, OH - February 14, 2005 - The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)announced today that Pankaj Shah has been chosen as its new OARnet Director. Shah will officially assume the directorship on March 7, 2005.

"We are very excited that we will have a person of Pankaj Shah's stature and talent on our team," said Stan Ahalt, OSC Executive Director. "Pankaj has the skills, background, and organizational capabilities that are exactly what we need for OARnet's future."

Columbus, OH – December 21, 2004 -- Platform Lab, a partnership between the Business Technology Center (BTC) and the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), received more than $1.1 million to expand its commercial capabilities along the OSCnet.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – November 30, 2004 -- Ohio boldly staked its claim today as a national leader in networking and computing technologies with the official launch of the Third Frontier Network, the most advanced statewide, fiber-optic network for education, research and economic development.

Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Executive Director Stan Ahalt’s Blue Collar Computing speech on high performance computing (HPC) for industry and research applications received enthusiastic support at the SC2004 conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., last week.

As more than 1,000 international audience members listened, Ahalt explained that HPC has reached a critical juncture as economic forces continue to shape its market segment.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – November 2, 2004 – The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) announced the election of new officers for its Statewide Users Group (SUG).

At its October 2004 meeting, OSC’s SUG elected Dr. Austin Melton, of Kent State University (KSU), to the position of Chair and Robert Marcus, of Central State University, to the Vice-Chair position. Dr. Christopher Hadad, from The Ohio State University (OSU) Chemistry Department was appointed Chair of the SUG Allocations Committee.

The Quilt has announced that Hudnall Croasdale will serve as Executive Director beginning August 1. Croasdale succeeds Gwendolyn Huntoon, The Quilt’s executive director since October 2001, and Assistant Director for Networking at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – August 26, 2004. The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s Springfield Ohio facility (OSC-Springfield) has signed an agreement with Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems business to investigate new technologies using OSC’s high performance computing and storage systems and Ohio’s new Third Frontier Network (TFN).

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