Ohio Supercomputer Center Posts

When I say, “Hi, I’m from the Ohio Supercomputer Center,” the usual response is, “I didn’t know that there was an Ohio Supercomputer Center!” That’s a reasonable reaction, because most Ohioans aren’t involved in academic or commercial research, so their need for high performance computing (HPC) is understandably limited.

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Twenty years ago, on June 7, 2000, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) announced the creation of the Young Women's Summer Institute—a summer educational program for middle-school girls in Ohio designed in response to the documented lack of interest in math, science and engineering among girls. This unfortunate situation was translating into the low participation of women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, and in particular, information technology.

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Elizabeth Grace, 2013

Six years ago, like most sixteen-year-olds, I had no idea what I wanted to do for a living. I knew that I liked math and science, but outside of solving word problems, I had only a vague notion of what STEM looked like in the so-called “real world.” Then, in the summer of 2013, I attended the Summer Institute (SI) at the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Ohio Supercomputer Center Recommendations

“Interesting! Thermal imaging to reduce cheating”
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“Science challenges to create machines that will help us solve science challenges!”
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“Interesting. From Jeopardy to CVS. Maybe patients will need to answer a trivia question to receive meds!”
Recommended by Jamie Abel on Jul 31, 2015 - 11:53am