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OhioLINK is currently leading the charge in the state of Ohio to promote affordable learning materials in higher education. OhioLINK has long been at the forefront of this effort by collectively purchasing content in the form of central catalog materials, journals, and e-books that can be used by all students, faculty, and staff of 92 OhioLINK member institutions.

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The Ohio Supercomputer Center has had much to celebrate this year. From co-celebrating a 30th anniversary with OARnet to launching Open OnDemand and unveiling the Dell/Intel Xeon Owens Cluster, 2017 has been a memorable year. So, when OSC staff members attend the SC17 conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from Nov. 12-17, they’ll have plenty to share from the OSC exhibition booth with the 13,000 attendees, composed of scientists, researchers, engineers, and a who’s-who from the HPC international community. 

 

Many OhioLINK institutions are promoting and hosting events for the 10th annual Open Access Week (October 23-29), an international week that focuses on resources that are freely available to anyone online. This year’s theme,  “Open in order to …”, allows participants to showcase their efforts and the benefits of Open Access (OA).  Open Access and Open Educational Resources (OER) help make education more affordable for students in Ohio and around the world. 

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October is a special month in the cybersecurity community. Fourteen years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCASM). Find out the history of this month, why it's vital to all of our security and how you can get engaged throughout October in our newest blog post. 

 

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An account at OSC gives companies 24/7 access to HPC systems that power innovation with ultrafast parallel processing capabilities and a variety of open-source and commercial software solvers. But the AweSim industrial outreach initiative is more than just a gateway, it can also be an opportunity to engage with the engineering service providers (ESPs) that serve as AweSim collaborators and offer their considerable expertise in modeling and simulation (M&S) to AweSim.

 

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Everyone is familiar with undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees and the amount of time it takes to achieve them. But have you heard of microdegrees or nanodegrees?

Nanodegrees and microdegrees concentrate on a narrow range of knowledge or skills that can be accomplished in a short amount of time. In today’s fast-paced society, these degrees can be a great option to consider.

OhioLINK recently selected seven member librarians, faculty, and staff members to become the OhioLINK Open Textbook Network (OTN) System Leaders. As system leaders, they will coordinate OhioLINK OTN awareness and advocacy initiatives regarding open educational resources (OER) and open textbooks as part of the OhioLINK and Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.

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The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is an incredible resource for academic researchers across the state … so long as they know how to use it. In recent years, OSC has been working to coordinate more workshops throughout Ohio to help introduce our academic clients to HPC and to address whatever roadblocks they may have. 

 

While many from the academic community are already doing amazing research through the Ohio Supercomputer Center, we also serve many commercial clients through the AweSim Program. But there are still those who could benefit from the program who haven't even been introduced to it yet. Chase Eyster's mission is to make that introduction. Find out how he does it and the reactions he receives. 

 

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perfSONAR – continuously developed by institutions such as ESnet, GEANT, Indiana University, and Internet2 – is a measurement software aimed at identifying soft failures in a network. OARnet is implementing perfSONAR nodes in the OARnet backbone, at the demarcation point of client networks, in Science DMZs and various external test points. Find out more about this measurement software and how OARnet is using it. 

 

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