To promote parallel computing among Ohio faculty, OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) is soliciting a second round of faculty research proposals. OSC will distribute Itanium (64-bit) systems to winning participants.
"OSC wants to create an environment for faculty members who are willing to port or develop software for parallel systems. To do this, OSC will provide a number of cluster systems to awardees," said Leslie Southern, Interim HPC Director. "We are looking for faculty proposals on software development for clusters of Itanium-based computer systems."
OSC supercomputing and memory systems are moving to a new home. The new systems will be consolidated in a secure environment at the State of Ohio Computing Center (SOCC) in Columbus, Ohio, providing OSC with a secure and reliable facility with custom-based infrastructure.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday that a $108 million contract has been awarded to OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center), Mississippi State University (MSU) and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).
OSC competed nationally in conjunction with the other two centers for the contract. This award to support the High Performance Computing Modernization Program is one of the largest in Defense Department history to further academic research and training.
Columbus, Ohio, and Palo Alto, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (nasdq:SUNW) and OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) today announced OSC's selection as a Sun Center of Excellence in High Performance Computing Environments (COE-HPCE). The Sun COE-HPCE is a collaborative project between OSC, The Ohio State University (OSU), University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and University of Akron. The combined investment totals more than $7 million.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has chosen the SGI® Altix 3000 to replace its SGI® Origin 2000, and augment its HP Itanium 2 Cluster. The SGI Altix 3000 is a non-uniform memory access system with 32 Itanium processors and 64 gigabytes (GB) of memory. The Altix features Itanium 2 processors and runs the Linux operating system.
The Air Force Research Laboratory announced today that the University of Hawai'i (UH) has been awarded the contract to operate and manage the Maui Supercomputing Center, located at the Maui Research and Technology Park in Kihei. The contract, which will begin October 1, 2001, may be extended for up to 10 years and has a potential value of $181 million. This is the largest single contract award in the history of the University of Hawai'i.
The Cluster Ohio Project, an initiative of OSC, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the OSC Statewide Users Group, is an effort to encourage faculty to build local computing clusters.
Four facets of the Cluster Ohio Project include:
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., -- SGI (NYSE: SGI) SGI demonstrated that it is One Step Ahead in the development of the Linux and applications software environments for Itanium-based products. Using a cluster of 16 Itanium processors SGI demonstrated a pre-release of SGI Itanium software, built on TurboLinux, comprising SGI Pro64 compilers, Advanced Clustering Environment (ACE) and system administration tools.
The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) announced that OSC has acquired unlimited use of the NAG C, Fortran and Parallel Libraries for use on OSC’s high performance supercomputers.