Press Releases

Don Stredney, Ohio Supercomputer Center, and Dr. John McDonald, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Win Computerworld Smithsonian Breakthrough Computational Science Award

Columbus, Ohio -- March 12, 1996 -- Ohio Supercomputer Center has released LAM 6.0, a major upgrade of its MPI implementation for UNIX-based clusters. The software is freely available from

Among the new features in LAM 6.0 are an early implementation of MPI, process spawning, dynamic processor resources and fault tolerance.

LAM 6.0 runs out-of-the-box on IP networks connecting any of the major vendors' workstations in any combination. LINUX is also supported.

Columbus, Ohio -- The Cold War may be over, but the need for well-trained government scientists and engineers lives on. The Ohio Supercomputer Center is helping the federal government keep its cadre of high performance computing specialists current on state of the art computers. And it's doing it right here in Ohio.

The Linworth Campus, Worthington Schools
Worthington, Ohio

The Linworth Campus of Worthington High School offers a Senior Walkabout Program that allows seniors who have met graduation requirements to use all or a portion of the second semester to test their skills and abilities in the adult world of work.

6th Int conference on numerical combustion -- New Orleans; March 4-6, 1996

Moti L. Mittal
Program for Computational Mechanics
Ohio Supercomputer Center
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

R.H. Essenhigh
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210


As advanced simulations integrate increasingly larger data sets, it is essential to explore the use of high performance computing to assure tractable methods of investigating computational data. As these data combine information from multiple sources, it is important to research advanced interface technology and develop more intuitive methods for interaction with large and complex multimodal data sets. Advanced intuitive interfaces are needed to integrate these vast amounts of multisensory data into a single coherent simulation.


To travel from one location to another is a common task for most human beings. Actually creating a robot to find a path to the destination while avoiding obstacles is another task. The behavior of an artificial neural network is synthesized mimicking the decisions leading to a path. a two-layer network using a simplified model of a biological network (i.e. brain is used).

Speaker: Gregory Kilcup, The Ohio State University
Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ohio Supercomputer Center, Room 405

Jointly sponsored by: Ohio Supercomputer Center and The Ohio State University Research Foundation


Internet Law Task Force Organizing to Achieve Consensus on Internet Legal Issues

OCTOBER 31, 1995 -- Seattle, WA -- The first international conference on the law of the Internet served as the platform for the announcement of an effort to establish the Internet Law Task Force (ILTF) to facilitate the progressive development of law and public policy in the global information age.

Cleveland and Columbus, OHIO -- September 11, 1995 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), the OSU Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, are participating in the first-ever public demon