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.
Simulations improve characterization of cosmology’s ‘standard ruler’
Columbus, OH (July 12, 2011) – Ohio State University researchers are leveraging powerful supercomputers to investigate one of the key observational probes of “dark energy,” the mysterious energy form that is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate over time.
Larry Faulkner, president of the University of Texas at Austin, was recently elected Chair of the Internet2 Board of Trustees. Faulkner succeeds University of North Carolina President Molly Broad, who held the Board Chair position since 2001. Broad served on the Internet2 Board since September 1997 and Faulkner has served since 1998, and began serving as Chair May 1.
Click on the links below to view the video demonstrating the new software.
"Ohio State University software is helping to forecast traffic accident hotspots. This video shows the software in action. Data visualization/screen capture by the Ohio Supercomputer Center, courtesy of Ohio State University."
Columbus, OH -- July 25, 2000 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will participate in the fifth National Computational Science Alliance Chautauqua, giving users and educators an opportunity to learn about Access Grid technologies. Registration is free for the event (see http://www.ncsa.edu/chautauqua).
Columbus, Ohio -- April 23, 2001 -- OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) has announced that 15 high school finalists will embark on its Summer Institute (SI) 2001: An Odyssey in Supercomputing.
The OSC SI Program has been offered for 13 years to Ohio's brightest high school freshmen and sophomores. SI gives students the opportunity to work with OSC's most advanced supercomputers.
Re-branding effort reflects Center’s growing roles, audiences
COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 27, 2007 -- As the Ohio Supercomputer Center prepares to enter its third decade of operation this summer, its employees have begun using a set of four blue blocks to define the center for an ever-widening set of audiences.