Statewide Users Group (SUG) Conference

Spring SUG 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Hybrid event
No cost to attend

In person

Ohio Technology Consortium
1224 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

Please note: Visitor parking at our building is free!


All sessions available via Webex. Connection instructions provided to registrants via email.


Please contact us at with any questions or concerns.

Agenda Highlights
  • Hardware Committee meeting
  • Technical presentations
  • Keynote presentation
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Networking opportunities
  • OSC updates



Emily Smith

Keynote Speaker
Emily Smith

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About the Statewide Users Group

Interaction amongst individuals in the research community is central for the advancement of computational methods within and between disciplines and institutions. The Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group provides a venue for sharing insights throughout our client community and the collection of feedback so the Center can continue to provide a productive environment for research.

SUG meets twice a year and is headed by a chairperson elected annually from the SUG membership. Standing Hardware and Software committees assist by providing advice and direction to the Center.

All OSC clients are welcome to attend SUG meetings and, optionally, participate in a committee meeting.

Hardware Committee

The Hardware Committee advises the OSC director on user needs and priorities for hardware configuration and acquisitions. It reviews roadmaps and proposals for all major hardware acquisitions for public OSC services. The committee is also responsible for discussing policy, procurement, and operational issues.

Software Committee

The Software Committee advises OSC staff on acquiring software applications and development tools as requested by the client community for supporting research activities, both as new acquisitions and renewals. Software purchased and deployed on our clusters is reviewed for impact to community, license terms, and suitability for the resource.

Governance and Leadership

In partnership with OSC staff, the Statewide Users Group is led by an Executive Committee that consists of an elected chairperson and vice chair, and the chairs of the Hardware and Software committees. We thank these committed individuals for their service to the community.

Executive Committee


The success of the Ohio Supercomputer Center and, in turn, the Statewide Users Group depends upon the participation of Ohio's researchers.

Becoming a member of the Statewide Users Group is as simple as joining us at a SUG meeting. Attendance provides an opportunity for OSC clients to

  • advise on computational and large data resources and software applications acquisitions,
  • assist in establishing policies (i.e., scheduling, quotas, etc.),
  • advocate institutional concerns and needs to OSC,
  • champion OSC initiatives at home institutions,
  • and assist in developing collaborative inter-institutional activities, including research and funding opportunities, that promote and provide mutual benefits.

For more information about SUG membership, please contact Brian Guilfoos.