Ohio Supercomputer Center Calls for Proposals for Statewide Computational Science Courses

Columbus, Ohio -- August 3, 1999 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is looking for Ohio faculty interested in using distance learning technologies to bring computational science courses to campuses across the state.

OSC, a statewide resource for high performance technology, recently received funding from the Ohio Board of Regents to assist the state in developing computational science expertise at its public universities. OSC will fund computational science courses from various institutions that can be taught on multiple campuses.

OSC is interested in funding proposals that cover these topics: performance optimization and parallel algorithms; software development techniques using object-oriented approaches focusing on high performance computing issues; and numerical/computational methods. In addition, OSC would consider funding an advanced applied workshop that would focus on parallelization, visualization, and efficiency issues. Students in these courses would work on their own problems in topics ranging from engineering, physics, materials science and computational chemistry.

Interested faculty should submit proposals no later than September 1, 1999. More information on proposal requirements is located at www.osc.edu/rfp/cs.html. Questions should be directed to Steve Gordon, OSC deputy director at 614/292-4132.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center is a statewide resource located in Columbus, Ohio. High performance computing and networking converge at OSC to help position Ohio as a technology state. OSC works to bring the latest education and information technologies to the state through its involvement with the Ohio science and engineering community and its role in state and national advanced technology collaborations.