Security and Policies

Cybersecurity Summary:

OSC is regularly externally audited for alignment with the NIST SP 800-53 and ISO27002 security standards.  Details of this security framework are available here.  OSC can also handle export controlled / ITAR projects via oversight by the OSU Office of Research Compliance. Please contact OSC Help for more information on export controls and ITAR projects.

Specific Policy Documents:

OSC is currently undergoing a review of all the policies that were previously located on this page. Each of the policies will be available on this page as they are reviewed and approved.

Negative Balance Policy

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.

Primarily, our users are Ohio-based and academic and the vast majority of our cycles will continue to be consumed by Ohio-based academic users. These cycles are allocated to academic PIs via an allocations process overseen by the Statewide Users Group, which evaluates applications via a peer review process; the Allocations Committee leads these efforts. The Allocations Committee grants cycles to projects. Once those cycles are depleted, the Committee needs a renewal application for that project in order for it to remain available for use.

These policy guidelines detail the actions applied to the project once all of the cycles are depleted.

Allocations Committee Policy

In accordance with the above, these policy guidelines detail the actions and timeline by the Allocations Committee for academic RU applications.

If you have any specific questions contact OSC Help using the contact info below:

Toll Free: (800) 686-6472
Local: (614) 292-1800