Phonons—the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound—have magnetic properties, according to a research group from The Ohio State University. The researchers found that a magnetic field reduced the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor, and simulations performed at OSC showed that the magnetic field induces a diamagnetic response in the phonons. Read more!

Ohio State's Ian Howat is working with a team of researchers that is refocusing their satellite glacier mapping system and  leveraging OSC's Oakley Cluster supercomputer to assist disaster relief efforts in the mountains of Nepal. Read more!

Chancellor John Carey joined Pankaj Shah, executive director of OSC and OARnet, and Professor Thomas Beck, chair of the Statewide Users Group, on April 9 to dedicate the center's newest system — the HP/Intel Xeon Phi Ruby Cluster. The system highlights a new direction in system acquisition through a partnership with two significant "condo" partners.

The semi-annual meeting of OSC's Statewide Users Group will be held June 4, 2015, at OSC offices in Columbus. If you plan to attend, and especially if you would like to participate in Flash Talks or the Poster Session, please register soon!

The application period for the 2015 Young Women's Summer Institute (YWSI) has ended. and we will begin notifying accepted students in early May. YWSI is a week-long program sponsored by Ohio Supercomputer Center for middle-school girls in Ohio. It is designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills as well as provide hands-on experiences.

The application period for the 2015 Summer Institute (SI) has ended, and we will begin notifying accepted students in early May. SI is a two-week residential program that gives gifted Ohio high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year project-based, hands-on learning.  Working in small peer teams, the students use supercomputers to solve complex science and engineering problems.

2014 was a busy year for the Ohio research community. The OSC Annual Resources & Research Report, now available online, highlights Ohio researchers and captures some of the projects being done using Ohio Supercomputer Center's expertise and computing resources.

Engineers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) have just launched the Ruby Cluster, pictured above, and are now planning to build a newer, even more powerful system in 2015. The new supercomputer will help researchers in their quest to make amazing discoveries and important innovations.



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