The National Science Foundation last week designated nearly $1 million to provide Ohio’s workforce with crucial training in computational modeling and simulation. The grant also supplies Ohio’s businesses with advanced Internet portals that will offer cyberinfrastructure resources companies need to compete in the global marketplace.
Education and Training
OSC has designed one of two new online training courses offered by the National Computational Science Alliance (NCSA) Partners for Advanced Computational Services (PACS). These parallel programming courses are designed for the high performance computing (HPC) user community.
Twenty years of toiling on high performance computing initiatives and in software engineering hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm for a career working in math and science for Leslie Southern at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).
Video games – a perennial favorite for holiday gifts – could provide just the encouragement teenagers need to embrace the oft-dreaded high school science, math and technology courses.
This summer quarter from July 25-Aug. 5, 2005, The Ohio State University is offering its annual practical summer workshops on functional genomics. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and postdoctoral researchers are invited to enroll for the plant-focused workshop.
The workshop is open to a maximum of 20 students. The lab portion of the workshop is full, however, those interested in signing up for the lectures may still enroll. The course is Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology (PCMB) 694 and is available for two college credits.
For the first time, an online "Intermediate MPI" course is being released for public use. OSC and the Partners for Advanced Computational Services (PACS) created the course to be offered on the National Computational Science Alliance (NCSA) server after a series of successful introductory MPI courses.
Click here to go to the course website.
SC2001 programming bills tutorials as "exciting new offerings presented by some of the world's leading experts in high performance computing."
On March 26, 1998, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, OhioLINK, and OSC Networking will sponsor a one-day conference on digital libraries. The session will enable representatives from Ohio's higher education institutions and industry to share ideas on digital library research and form working groups that could pursue opportunities for network experiments using the current infrastructure and possible funded research. Faculty, technical staff, and industry personnel with interests in digital libraries are expected to attend.
Capital University in Columbus and Ohio Northern University in Ada are often recognized for their programs in music, law or a traditional arts program, and...computer science? Now they are. Both universities now offer courses in parallel computing to undergraduates. These types of classes are usually offered only at major research universities.
A Sun Solaris training class, held at OSC on December 11, was a great opportunity for users to learn how to use the system environments more effectively for their research. Participants included Wilberforce University, OSU Medical Center, NCR, Lucent Technologies, Nationwide, Huntington Bank, and Chemical Abstracts.