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TurboVNC is an implementation of VNC optimized for 3D graphics rendering.  Like other VNC software, TurboVNC can be used to create a virtual desktop on a remote machine, which can be useful for visualizing CPU-intensive graphics produced remotely.

Availability and Restrictions


The versions currently available at OSC are:

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TotalView is a symbolic debugger which supports threads, MPI, OpenMP, C/C++, CUDA and Fortran, plus mixed-language codes.  Advanced features include on-demand memory leak detection, heap allocation debugging and the Standard Template Library Viewer (STLView).

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Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven data and function plotting utility.  It was originally intended to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data.  

The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides cycles to both academic and industrial clients. The methods for gaining access to the systems are different for each user community.

Several of our software packages require that users complete a form that is then kept on record here before we can grant access to the software. OSC will provide you with the proper forms and instructions; please contact OSC Help noting which software package(s) you would like access.

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Python is a high-level, multi-paradigm programming language that is both easy to learn and useful in a wide variety of applications.  Python has a large standard library as well as a large number of third-party extensions, most of which are completely free and open source. 

OSC has over five petabytes (PB) of disk storage capacity distributed over several file systems, plus more than 5.5PB of backup tape storage. (A petabyte is 1015, or a quadrillion, bytes.) This guide describes the various storage environments, their characteristics, and their uses.

The Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package, VASP, is a program package for ab-initio quantum-mechanical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and electronic structure calculations, from first principles.


Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything needed for data analysis, data management, and graphics. 32-processor MP version is currently available at OSC.

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ScaLAPACK is a library of high-performance linear algebra routines for clusters supporting MPI. It contains routines for solving systems of linear equations, least squares problems, and eigenvalue problems.

This page documents usage of the ScaLAPACK library installed by OSC from source. An optimized implementation of ScaLAPACK is included in MKL; see the software documentation page for Intel Math Kernel Library for usage information.