OSC

Since 1987, OSC has been providing our clients services in four areas, or functions:

Supercomputing. OSC provides the computational power and storage that scientists need to meet their research goals.  Whether researchers need to harness the incredible power of a parallel processor cluster to better understand deep space, a vector processor machine to do weather modeling, or a mid-size shared memory processor system to model the human heart, OSC has the hardware and software solutions to meet their needs.

Research. A staff of high performance computing and networking research experts maintain active research programs in HPC and Networking, Homeland Security and Defense, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. Our goals are to lead science and engineering research efforts, assist researchers with custom needs and collaborate with regional, national and international researchers in groundbreaking initiatives.

Education. OSC has a national reputation for its training and education programs. Staff teach faculty and student researchers through scientific computing workshops, one-on-one classes, and web-based portal training. Ohio students gain exposure to the world of high performance computing and networking during our annual summer institutes for young women in middle school and for junior and senior high school students. And, the statewide, virtual Ralph Regula School of Computational Science coordinates computational science and engineering education activities for all levels of learning.

Cyberinfrastructure. The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s cyberinfrastructure and software development researchers provide the user community with various high performance computing software options. This variety enables researchers to select parallel computing languages they most prefer, and just as important, it creates a test bed for exploring these systems. By taking a holistic approach to generating efficient supercomputing applications for researchers, the Center’s cyberinfrastructure and software development research capitalizes on all the components within the cycle of innovation — development, experimentation, and analysis - and continuously improves the services provided.

Summer Institute 2014

Date: 
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 12:30pm to Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 1:30pm
Location: 

Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

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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 for practical applications such as solving complex science and engineering problems, conducting network forensics to catch hackers, studying the spread of the bird flu and designing computer games.  

SUG General Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: 
 
Ohio Supercomputer Bale Theater - 1224 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212
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This group is intended for the scientists and engineers who use OSC to find interaction in the research community and want to be central to the advancement of computational methods within and between disciplines. To ensure a productive environment for research, an active Statewide Users Group (SUG) provides the director with program and policy advice. SUG meets bi-monthly and is headed by a chairperson elected yearly from the SUG membership.

SUG Executive Meeting

Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 

Ohio Supercomputer Center, 
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

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The Ohio Supercomputer Center's Statewide Users Group membership represents participating institutions throughout the state of Ohio. If you have concerns or comments about high performance computing that you would like SUG members to consider, contact your institution's SUG member.

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