Cyberinfrastructure

Ohio Supercomputer Center Joins Local Activities for National Internet2 Day

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will participate in the first-ever National Internet2 Day on Thursday, March 18. This nationwide virtual event will consist of nearly 40 leading research universities from across the country, including four major Ohio institutions: The Ohio State University, University of Toledo, Case Western Reserve University, and University of Cincinnati. Events will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the proceedings will be netcast to accommodate different bandwidth capabilities.

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.

Keystone Conference Promotes K-12 Internet Videoconferencing

The second annual Keystone Conference will be held October 3-5, 2005, in Indianapolis. The conference theme, "Interactive VideoConferencing: Igniting Opportunities for Learning" will bring together educators, videoconferencing leaders, content providers, and industry representatives to learn how interactive videoconferencing (IVC) technology can motivate K-12 students by igniting opportunities for learning.

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.

Dixon Wins ADEC Infrastructure Award

Doctor Bob Dixon received the “Infrastructure Development Award” from the American Distance Education Consortium at its All-ADEC Meeting on May 6. Dixon won the award for his work on the Transportable Satellite Internet System team in recognition for its continuing contributions in testing and developing new Internet technologies, particularly for work in support of the National Science Foundation-sponsored ADEC Advance Internet Satellite Extension Project. The TSIS team includes Dr. Alan Escovitz, Megan Troyer, and Gabe Moulton.

Wireless Neighborhood Project Brings Internet to Rural Ohioans

OARnet plays a leading role in the extension of Internet technology services to rural Ohio through the Connecting Rural Ohio Wireless Neighborhood Project. OARnet, ITEC-Ohio, and OSU engineers worked in conjunction with community leaders in Southern Perry County in Southeastern Ohio to install a satellite dish, LAN and WAN antennae that provide Internet connectivity throughout New Straitsville, Ohio, from a satellite 23,000 miles out in space.

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