Cyberinfrastructure

OCDE Conference Brings Howard Rheingold to Ohio

Howard Rheingold, one of the world's foremost authorities on the social impact of the Internet and digital technologies, will be the keynote speaker at the Ohio Commons for Digital Education 2004 - The Convergence of Libraries, Learning & Technology Conference, March 7-9 in Columbus, Ohio. On Monday, March 8, Rheingold will address the theme of the conference--the convergence of libraries, learning and technology--using his own research and unique point of view.

Cluster Ohio Proposal Deadline Extended

 

To promote parallel computing among Ohio faculty, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), its Statewide Users Group, and the Ohio Board of Regents are soliciting a third round of Cluster Ohio faculty research proposals. OSC will distribute Athlon AMD computer system clusters -- complete with hardware, software programming environment, and maintenance -- to this year’s Cluster Ohio awardees. Proposals are due on January 14, 2004.

OARnet's director of networking reappointed to advise nation's foremost advanced network consortium

Internet2 announced recently that Upper Arlington, Ohio, resident Paul Schopis, director of networking for the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), has been reappointed by its board of trustees to serve a three-year term on the national networking consortium’s Architecture & Operations Advisory Council.

Worldwide Internet Event Helps Ohio Supercomputer Center Bring New Learning Technology to Ohio's K-12 Schools

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is helping deploy new technologies to Ohio’s K-12 schools with the 4th annual Megaconference Jr.  This global Internet event is designed to give students and teachers in primary and secondary schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each others’ learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology.

Miami University Receives Fiber Donation

Miami University has received 6 fiber optic strands as a gift from alumnus Robert C. Schuler, of Dublin, Ohio. The strands of fiber are part of the Loop connecting Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown and Evendale. The estimated value of the gift is more than $1 million. Miami leases 12 fiber optic strands of the Loop from the county, which are used for network communications among the university's Ohio campuses.

Statewide High Speed Internet Nearly Complete in Cleveland Area

The nation’s most extensive high-speed fiber optic network dedicated to higher education and research is nearly complete in Cleveland. Equipment for the Third Frontier Network (TFN) has been installed at Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University campuses, and the remaining Cleveland area campuses will soon follow. The network is being built by the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s networking division.

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