Columbus, Ohio – September 10, 2008 – In a lush valley near Geneva, Switzerland, the work of more than 10,000 scientists, engineers, and technicians from 60 countries culminated in the first beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the 17-mile Large Hadron Collider.
Since 1987, OSC has been providing our clients services in four areas, or functions:
Supercomputing. OSC provides the computational power and storage that scientists need to meet their research goals. Whether researchers need to harness the incredible power of a parallel processor cluster to better understand deep space, a vector processor machine to do weather modeling, or a mid-size shared memory processor system to model the human heart, OSC has the hardware and software solutions to meet their needs.
Research. A staff of high performance computing and networking research experts maintain active research programs in HPC and Networking, Homeland Security and Defense, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. Our goals are to lead science and engineering research efforts, assist researchers with custom needs and collaborate with regional, national and international researchers in groundbreaking initiatives.
Education. OSC has a national reputation for its training and education programs. Staff teach faculty and student researchers through scientific computing workshops, one-on-one classes, and web-based portal training. Ohio students gain exposure to the world of high performance computing and networking during our annual summer institutes for young women in middle school and for junior and senior high school students. And, the statewide, virtual Ralph Regula School of Computational Science coordinates computational science and engineering education activities for all levels of learning.
Cyberinfrastructure. The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s cyberinfrastructure and software development researchers provide the user community with various high performance computing software options. This variety enables researchers to select parallel computing languages they most prefer, and just as important, it creates a test bed for exploring these systems. By taking a holistic approach to generating efficient supercomputing applications for researchers, the Center’s cyberinfrastructure and software development research capitalizes on all the components within the cycle of innovation — development, experimentation, and analysis - and continuously improves the services provided.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — April 9, 2007 — In preparation for the arrival of a new high performance computing system, the Ohio Supercomputer Center is providing three parallel computing workshops this spring.
The incoming computational system is projected to have 10 times the performance of the largest existing Ohio Supercomputer Center cluster. The IBM e1350 Compute Cluster will have 963 nodes and over 4,000 processor cores, allowing scientists to run their parallelized code on hundreds or thousands of processors.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards USC-led team $3.6M
Learn more about OSC’s people, researchers, research, partners, impact, and yes - even its supercomputers
Columbus, Ohio – November 17, 2008 - Want to know what makes the Ohio Supercomputer Center “Super”? Spend 20 minutes with the 2008 Research Report, and you’ll get more than a glimmer of the breadth of OSC’s impact on academic and industry researchers.
Creates Ohio Broadband Council to Coordinate Network Efforts
COLUMBUS, Ohio — July 27, 2007 —Governor Ted Strickland today issued an executive order announcing the Broadband Ohio initiative to extend the reach of Ohio’s broadband resources, further Ohio’s leadership in network innovation and improve technology access for all citizens throughout the state.
Schopis recognized by Juniper Networks for early adoption of new network technology
COLUMBUS, Ohio — June 12, 2007 -- Juniper Networks, a network equipment company, recently honored Paul Schopis as a “Master of IT” for building one of the first dark fiber academic and research networks in the nation.
Schopis serves as the associate director of OSCnet, a statewide communications network managed by the Ohio Supercomputer Center. OSCnet is the nation’s most advanced dedicated high-speed fiber-optic network for education, research and economic development.
Columbus, OH – September 15, 2006 – Find out how the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) can make a difference in your research.
If you’ve ever wondered what OSC does or how high performance computing (HPC) can impact your research, this is the workshop for you. OSC is hosting a two-hour presentation packed with information about its services, HPC, networking and related resources.
OSC's Steve Gordon to Serve as Acting Director of School
“There is little wonder that independent studies into the future of the nation’s technology are unanimous in their conclusion that computer modeling and simulation are the key elements for achieving progress in engineering and science.”
Clyde B. Bratton, a retired Cleveland State University physics professor whose doctoral research contributed to the development of MRI equipment, died of a heart attack Tuesday at his son's home in Willoughby.
The 77-year-old Euclid resident taught at CSU from 1967 until retiring in 2002.
As a doctoral student at Western Reserve University in 1964, Bratton did nuclear magnetic resonance studies on living muscle.
OSC repeats as August host site for Many-core Processor course
Columbus, Ohio (May 11, 2010) – Want to learn how to use graphics processors for scientific computing? Scale your parallel code to tens of thousands of CPU cores? Deal with ginormous datasets? The Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering offers these courses and more during its summer program for 2010!