Ohio Supercomputer Center Adds IBM SP2 to Technology Infrastructure

Nadine Taylor, Andy Russell
IBM POWER Parallel Division
(914) 766-2458/9230

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) announces that it has installed a powerful new computer -- an IBM RISC System/6000* Scalable POWERparallel Systems * SP2. As a valuable supercomputing resource for universities and businesses across Ohio, OSC's goal is to provide its users with the best computing technology available. The IBM parallel computer joins an already impressive array of high-performance parallel and vector/parallel computing platforms available at the Center.

Distributed Memory MIMD Programming and Operating Environment for Heterogeneous UNIX Computers on a Network

Software development specialists at the Ohio Supercomputer Center have released Local Area Multiprocessor (LAM) to the parallel processing and cluster computing community. LAM has been ported to several leading UNIX machines such as Sun, SGI, RS/6000, DEC APX and to Cray running UNICOS. LAM is freely available under a GNU license via anonymous ftp from or from gopher at URL is gopher: //

Ohio Supercomputer Center serves new research groups with launch of "Csuri" Advanced GPU Environment

A new, advanced service offered by the Ohio Supercomputer Center leverages the unique computing properties of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to provide a robust visualization environment to researchers in fields as diverse as biomedicine, electrosciences and the animation arts.

Virtual Surgery

In an effort to create better trained surgeons, teaching professor Dr. Gregory Wiet and the Ohio Supercomputer Center have been working on a project known as the Validation Dissemination of Temporal Bone Dissection that looks at simulating surgery through computer visualization, applied force, and even changes in sound. Future surgeons are using this technology that allows for direct consequences to action and gives them opportunities to experience problems that may occur in a real surgery that they must react to quickly.

Ohio Supercomputer Center Selects IBM To Provide New High Performance Computing Solution

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) announced today the upgrade of its high performance computing (HPC) capacity with the acquisition of the IBM Cluster 1350.   This new system is projected to be one of the top 50 supercomputers in the world, making OSC among the top 10 academic supercomputing centers.

OSC Showcases Initiatives at International Supercomputing Conference

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will showcase its Blue Collar Computing and Third Frontier Network (TFN) initiatives by highlighting these projects and more at Supercomputing 2005 (SC|05). A week-long international supercomputing conference, SC|05 is the world's leading event for high performance computing and research, and is a hotbed of collaboration opportunities. The conference will be held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, on November 12-18.