Blue Collar Computing

OSC: Expanding the High Performance Computing Frontier

Columbus, Ohio -- September 19, 2000 -- For the past 12 years, OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) has made a place for itself in the world of high performance networking and computing. This year will be no exception when OSC showcases recent projects at Supercomputing 2000 (SC2000), an annual week-long national supercomputing conference. SC2000 will be held at the Dallas Convention Center in Texas on November 4-10.

Voinovich-Ryan Legislation Boosts Manufacturing Competitiveness Through Supercomputing

Federal Funding for Ohio Supercomputer Center’s Blue Collar Computing Initiative Helps Small and Medium Sized Companies Access Needed Technology

Columbus, OH -- August 6, 2007 -- The U.S. manufacturing sector received a boost as it transitions to a globally competitive marketplace under a new Senate bill introduced today. The legislation will take the same supercomputing systems and applications used almost exclusively by Fortune 500 companies and make them scalable, accessible and affordable to small and medium-sized companies.

Ohio Supercomputer Center and Nimbis Services to offer e-commerce portal to industry

NimbisDemo at SC09 to show how digital manufacturing will improve bottom line

Columbus, Ohio – November 5, 2009 - Officials from the Ohio Supercomputer Center and Nimbis Services unveiled an e-commerce service that allows companies to easily purchase OSC's Blue Collar Computing computational and expertise resources via Nimbis' web portal packages.

Senators DeWine, Kohl Introduce Blue Collar Computing Bill, an OSC Initiative, to Support Businesses, Manufacturers

Columbus, OH -- June 16, 2006 – Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH) and Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) have introduced the “Blue Collar Computing and Business Assistance Act of 2006,” an initiative championed by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to make high performance computing (HPC) resources available to small businesses and manufacturers.
The bill creates the Advanced Multidisciplinary Computing Software Institute (AMCSI) with a threefold purpose to:

U.S. Representative announces metrology defense center of excellence funding for OSC, YSU, and partners

Youngstown, Ohio – February 20, 2009 – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced today a $1.6 million federal direct appropriation to establish a National Defense Center of Excellence in Industrial Metrology and 3D Imaging headquartered at Youngstown State University.

The center, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Army Research Lab, will focus on developing and improving advanced manufacturing technologies for military and commercial uses that could have widespread economic impact across the Northeast Ohio region and throughout the United States.

New Blue Collar Bill Seeks Federal Funds So Small Businesses Can Compute

Columbus, OH -- August 12, 2006 -- Now even the most down home mom and pop businesses may have access to supercomputers without worrying about the cost.

A bill proposed by Senators Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, and Herb Kohl, D-Wis., seeks legislation to spend $25 million a year for five years to fund up to five supercomputer centers across the country. The idea is modeled after the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Blue Collar Computing initiative that extends cutting-edge technology use to smaller businesses and manufacturers at a no- or low-cost rate.

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