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OSC's high performance computing (HPC) and networking resources create an innovative teaching and research environment.

Research using OSC resources spans a variety of disciplines—medicine, business, computer science, economics, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics and more.

OSC staff assist faculty and student researchers by providing workshops, one-on-one classes, web-based training and materials:

Classroom Support

Classroom accounts are available for instructors who want to incorporate HPC resources into courses. Our Classroom Project Resource Guide explains how to set up an account and provide easy access to students. 

Youth Outreach

Ohio high school and junior high school students step into the world of high performance computing and networking during OSC's annual Summer Institute (SI) and the Youth Watershed Summer Institute (YWSI).

Summer Institute

The Summer Institute (SI) is a two-week summer camp for Ohio's brightest high school freshmen and sophomores. Participants experience the dynamic fields of high performance computing and network firsthand. OSC employs a faculty of experts in HPC, networking, engineering and the sciences to teach students computing fundamentals such as programming language, parallel processing techniques and visualization toolkits.

Youth Watershed Summer Institute

Youth Watershed Summer Institute (YWSI) is a week-long program sponsored by OSC for middle-school students in Ohio. It is designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills as well as provide hands-on experiences. YWSI helps students develop an interest in these subjects by allowing them to work on a practical, interesting scientific problem using the latest computer technology.

Educational Presentations and Materials

Tours: OSC's visit page provides links to our virtual data center tour and a form to request an in-person tour of our Columbus facility.

Presentations: Alan Chalker, director of strategic programs, offers a lecture titled "What's so Super About Supercomputing." Attendees discover the field of supercomputing and the real-world applications of the world's fastest, most advanced computers. Watch a recording of the presentation or request an in-person, interactive version. 

Activity Book: View OSC's new activity book for all ages, "What's So Super About Supercomputing." 

Getting Started

Please send an inquiry to with a brief description of the services that you have an interest in and your contact information.

Available Software

OSC has a variety of software applications to support all aspects of scientific research as well as licenses via our statewide software program.

Getting Started

What can OSC do for you? If you are new to supercomputing, new to OSC, or simply interested in getting an account (if you don't already have one), we have some resources to help you.

Technical Support

OSC provides experts to assist with individual client requests from a support desk to Level 2 advanced support. 


From OSC OnDemand for managing compute resources to the My.OSC administrative site, OSC provides a number of web portals for ease of access.  


OSC facilitators focus on research support, education and outreach to provide key services to Ohio’s academic and industrial research communities.

OSC Campus Champions

The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Campus Champions program is composed of high performance computing (HPC) advocates at academic institutions across the state. Campus Champions serve as local proponents for access and utilization of OSC resources on their campuses.