The Ohio Supercomputer Center recently was appointed to the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, which provides guidance to more than 100 Senators and Representatives who are examining Internet-related policy issues before Congress. OSC is the only Ohio higher education entity serving on the Committee.
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.
Two senior directors of the Ohio Supercomputer Center have been appointed to leadership positions as interim co-directors of the statewide technology organization located on the West Campus of The Ohio State University.
A new Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) advisory council has been formed to provide direct input into OSC and OSC Networking operations.
The new advisory group consists of state intra-university council (IUC) Chief Information Officers (CIO). The OSC Information and Research Officers Advisory Council will actively participate in long-range strategic planning, give technology leadership and management advice, and have the authority to establish subcommittees for specific tasks.
Steven I. Gordon, interim co-executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, has been honored by the American Institute of Certified Planners with the announcement of his selection to its College of Fellows.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) announced the election of new officers for its Statewide Users Group (SUG).
At its October 2004 meeting, OSC’s SUG elected Dr. Austin Melton, of Kent State University (KSU), to the position of Chair and Robert Marcus, of Central State University, to the Vice-Chair position. Dr. Christopher Hadad, from The Ohio State University (OSU) Chemistry Department was appointed Chair of the SUG Allocations Committee.
Since opening its offices in March 2004, Ohio Supercomputer Center-Springfield (OSC-Springfield) has filled eight of its nine projected positions, including senior and junior networking researchers and systems specialists.
According to Project Director Kevin Wohlever, OSC-Springfield will fill 12 positions by year-end, totaling 30 jobs by the end of 2005.
On October 7, three new Regents will be sworn in at the Ohio Board of Regents' monthly meeting at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus. The Ohio Board of Regents is an 11-member public board created in 1963 by the General Assembly to provide higher education policy advice to the Governor and General Assembly.
The OBOR also helps develop strategy involving Ohio's public and independent colleges and universities, advocates for and manages state funds, and coordinates and implements state higher education policies. OSC is a technology initiative of the Ohio Board of Regents.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Governing Board has named Dr. Stanley C. Ahalt, The Ohio State University (OSU) Professor of Electrical Engineering, to be its new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2003.
“We are very fortunate to have in Ohio one of the best people in the world to lead OSC,” said Dr. Joe Steger, Governing Board Chair and University of Cincinnati President. “After an international search, it became evident that Dr. Ahalt, an outstanding scholar, researcher and leader, is the right match for OSC.”