OSC

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.

High School Students Invited to Take an Odyssey in Supercomputing

Columbus, Ohio -- January 10, 2001 -- OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) and The Ohio State University (OSU) will host their 13th annual Summer Institute, SI 2001: An Odyssey in Supercomputing, July 16-27, 2001.

Computing is not limited to academia and business anymore. It has quickly become a normal part of our daily lives. Rapid development in computing has impacted our work, play, education and commerce. Those who stay on the pulse of technological change today will be the information leaders of tomorrow.

K-12 Distance Learning

Introduction

The Chillicothe Telephone Company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1995. To celebrate this milestone, the company has decided to present a gift to the communities it serves. The company has agreed to make available, at no cost, the use of advanced, broad band fiber optic telecommunications facilities to connect high schools for educational purposes.

Ohio Supercomputer Center Reorganizes to Better Meet Demands, Seize Opportunities

New Organization Focused Around Key Customer Needs, Growing Infrastructure

Columbus, Ohio – June 29, 2007 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) announced a repositioning of its organizational structure and management to better serve evolving customer and infrastructure requirements.

The move follows recommendations from advisory groups and last year’s strategic planning process to quickly adapt existing and future services and initiatives to the needs of a growing customer base.

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