Budgets and Accounts

The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides services to clients from a variety of types of organizations. The methods for gaining access to the systems are different between Ohio academic institutions and everyone else.

Ohio academic clients

Primarily, our users are Ohio-based and academic, and the vast majority of our resources will continue to be consumed by Ohio-based academic users. See the "Ohio Academic Fee Model FAQ" section on our service costs webpage.

Other clients

Other users (business, non-Ohio academic, nonprofit, hospital, etc.) interested in using Center resources may purchase services at a set rate available on our price list. Expert consulting support is also available.

Other computing centers

For users interested in gaining access to larger resources, please contact OSC Help. We can assist you in applying for resources at an NSF or XSEDE site.

Managing an OSC project

Once a project has been created, the PI can create accounts for users by adding them through the client portal. Existing users can also be added. More information can be found on the Project Menu documentation page.

I need additional resources for my existing project and/or I received an email my allocation is exhausted

If an academic PI wants a new project or to update the budget balance on an existing project(s), please see our creating projects and budget documentation

I wish to use OSC to support teaching a class

We provide special classroom projects for this purpose and at no cost. You may use the client portal after creating an account. The request will need to include a syllabus or a similar document. 

I don't think I fit in the above categories

Please contact us in order to discuss options for using OSC resources.