System Downtime Mar 22, 2022

A downtime for all OSC HPC systems is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022. The downtime will affect the Pitzer and Owens Clusters, web portals, and HPC file servers. Client Portal ( and state-wide licenses will be available during the downtime. In preparation for the downtime, the batch scheduler will begin holding jobs that cannot be completed before 7 a.m., March 22, 2022.


AlphaFold is a software package that provides an implementation of the inference pipeline of AlphaFold v2.0. This is a completely new model that was entered in CASP14 and pusblished in Nature.

OSC Classroom Support

CLASSROOM RESOURCES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING If your class has lost or limited access to computer labs, the Ohio Supercomputer Center might be able to help by providing no-cost access to cloud computing resources. Classes and workloads of any size can gain access. OSC's web-browser interface to its substantial Linux computer systems provides novice users with virtual desktops preloaded with applications, such as MATLAB, RStudio, or Jupyter Notebook. As an example, an OSU undergrad statistics class recently used iPads to remotely access RStudio on OSC systems.


Gaussian is a very popular general purpose electronic structure program. Recent versions can perform density functional theory, Hartree-Fock, Möller-Plesset, coupled-cluster, and configuration interaction calculations among others. Geometry optimizations, vibrational frequencies, magnetic properties, and solution modeling are available. It performs well as black-box software on closed-shell ground state systems. 


 PyTorch is an open source machine learning framework with GPU acceleration and deep neural networks that is based on the automatic differentiation in the Torch library of tensors.


FFmpeg is a free software project, the product of which is a vast software suite of libraries and programs for handling video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams.

Availability and Restrictions


The following versions of FFmpeg are available on OSC clusters: