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.
Projects awarded $35.4 million through FCC’s Rural Health Care Pilot Project
Columbus, Ohio – November 26, 2007 – Four regional telehealth networks that will leverage the speed and connections of OSCnet are among 69 projects nationwide receiving $417 million in federal funding to “significantly increase access to acute, primary and preventive health care in rural America.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio – May 31, 2006 – Biophysics and engineering students from Johns Hopkins University and The Ohio State University (OSU) successfully used distance learning technology to participate in a short course, Molecular Modeling of Biological Interactions. Lectures culminated on March 31with two classes – one at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and one at Hopkins more than 400 miles away. The classes studied how high performance computing (HPC) can advance scientific discovery in the biological sciences.
Columbus, Ohio -- September 22, 1993 -- An experiment on the Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) which seeks funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) under the Communication Networking Program has the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), Columbus, Ohio, partnering with the University of Hawaii (UH) and Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). This research grant of $2.7M for two years plus one optional year is sought by Principal Investigator Dr. David Y. Y.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 13, 2007 -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, $695,000 grant to develop an associate degree program in computational science to a statewide coalition involving an educational initiative of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and three Ohio community colleges.
Gordon, Krishnamurthy named interim co-directors of the Ohio Supercomputer Center
Columbus, Ohio – August 10, 2009 – Stanley C. Ahalt, Ph.D., executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, has accepted an appointment as director of the Renaissance Computing Institute and professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 7, 2006 – The world’s 8th annual Megaconference has been scheduled for November 8, 2006 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (EST). Anyone in the world using H.323 Internet videoconferencing is invited to submit a proposal for what organizers are now calling “interactions,” or interactive presentations.
Megaconference founder Dr. Robert Dixon said videoconferencing is an inherently interactive medium, and to encourage this concept the term “interaction” has been adopted to describe this feature of the Megaconference.
Ohio Supercomputer Center, other key resources accessed by networks
Columbus, OH (February 2, 2010) – The City of Dublin, home to the Central Ohio Research Network, recently was named a Top Seven Intelligent Community in a think tank’s annual list of smart cities.
Chen leverages Ohio Supercomputer Center resources to refine TURBO
Columbus, Ohio (Dec. 20, 2011) – For most of us, the word “turbomachinery” may conjure up images of superheroes or fast exotic cars, but in reality most people leverage turbomachinery to get things done nearly every day.