Press Releases

The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s Springfield, Ohio, facility will receive two new high-performance computing systems this summer, including the Cray X1 and the Cray XD1. Both systems will be installed in August, and will dramatically improve the efficiency and performance to meet the needs of the high-end user.

COLUMBUS , Ohio — August 13, 2004 — Graduate students from around the state traveled to the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) on August 12-13 for its fourth Graduate Student Workshop and Conference. The conference allowed graduate students to learn more about supercomputing tools used to enhance research and share their own research.

COLUMBUS, Ohio--August 7, 2004-- Eighteen of Ohio’s brightest middle school girls jump-started their careers in math and science at The Young Women’s Summer Institute, (YWSI) hosted by Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) August 1-7.

The weeklong program engaged girls in a unique scientific problem while teaching them computer skills. In its fifth year, YWSI served as a great introduction to the fields of science, math, and computing.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – August 6, 2004 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has awarded a supercomputer cluster to Case Western Reserve University as part of OSC’s “Cluster Ohio” program. Delivered on June 28 to Case’s physics department, the cluster was part of a larger system divided among several institutions statewide.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – August 6, 2004 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has awarded a supercomputer cluster to the University of Toledo (UT) as part of its “Cluster Ohio” program. Delivered on August 4 to UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, the cluster was part of a larger system divided among institutions statewide.

Springfield, OH -- August 6, 2004 -- Since opening its offices in March 2004, Ohio Supercomputer Center-Springfield (OSC-Springfield) has filled eight of its nine projected positions, including senior and junior networking researchers and systems specialists.

According to Project Director Kevin Wohlever, OSC-Springfield will fill 12 positions by year-end, totaling 30 jobs by the end of 2005.

COLUMBUS , Ohio – July 23, 2004: Fifteen of Ohio’s brightest computational scientists just happen to be high school freshmen and sophomores. They worked with high performance computing applications such as parallel processing, networking, and computer engineering during the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Summer Institute (SI). This two-week program, held on July 12-23 and entitled “SI2004: Pushing the Envelope of Supercomputing,” offered talented high school students the rare opportunity to conduct research on supercomputers.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – July 1, 2004 – The nation’s most extensive high-speed fiber optic network dedicated to higher education and research is nearly complete in Cleveland. Equipment for the Third Frontier Network (TFN) has been installed at Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University campuses, and the remaining Cleveland area campuses will soon follow. The network is being built by the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s networking division.

Doctor Bob Dixon received the “Infrastructure Development Award” from the American Distance Education Consortium at its All-ADEC Meeting on May 6. Dixon won the award for his work on the Transportable Satellite Internet System team in recognition for its continuing contributions in testing and developing new Internet technologies, particularly for work in support of the National Science Foundation-sponsored ADEC Advance Internet Satellite Extension Project. The TSIS team includes Dr. Alan Escovitz, Megan Troyer, and Gabe Moulton.

Larry Faulkner, president of the University of Texas at Austin, was recently elected Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees. Faulkner succeeds University of North Carolina President Molly Broad, who held the Board Chair position since 2001. Broad served on the Internet2 Board since September 1997 and Faulkner has served since 1998, and began serving as Chair May 1.