With the growth of information technology, the levels of data generated for use in research, business and industry has risen astronomically. Scientists tap the power of supercomputers to collect, manage, process, interpret, present, deliver and protect these vast collections of information. Consider: a scientist combines polar climate data from the atmosphere, sea, ice pack and land to understand the impact of environmental changes there. A network engineer develops software to transmit large data files from powerful scientific instruments operated remotely over the Internet. And, a team of astronomers discovers new planets orbiting a star thousands of light years away by analyzing light patterns. Ohio jobs involving the exploitation, mining and administration of data are steadily increasing in number as companies look to the Midwest to establish immense data centers. The Ohio Supercomputer Center supplies the computational resources needed to power the vital, data-rich research projects explained on the following links.