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.

Summer Institute 2014

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Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 4:30pm to Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 5:30pm

Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

SI is a two-week residential program that gives gifted Ohio high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year project-based, hands-on learning.  Working in small peer teams, the students use supercomputers for practical applications such as solving complex science and engineering problems, conducting network forensics to catch hackers, studying the spread of the bird flu and designing computer games.  

SUG Executive Meeting

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 -
9:30pm to 11:30pm

Ohio Supercomputer Center, 
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

The Ohio Supercomputer Center's Statewide Users Group membership represents participating institutions throughout the state of Ohio. If you have concerns or comments about high performance computing that you would like SUG members to consider, contact your institution's SUG member.

HPC Tech Talk

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

We will tentatively have an invited speaker from OSU's MVAPICH developers. For more details about this month's call, please visit the call page. Information about past calls is available here.

WebEX Meeting information
Topic: HPC Tech Talk
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Study finds forest corridors help isolated plants disperse their seeds

A forest in South Carolina, a supercomputer in Ohio and some glow-in-the-dark yarn have helped a team of field ecologists conclude that woodland corridors connecting patches of endangered plants not only increase dispersal of seeds from one patch to another, but also create wind conditions that can spread the seeds for much longer distances.


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