Open OnDemand Support for HPC Centers Supporting COVID-19 Research

Former Communications Specialist
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 10:30am

The emergence and spread of the new respiratory Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a Public Health Emergency in the United States on Jan. 31, 2020. The outbreak, now a pandemic, has catalyzed significant activity by federal, state and local governments; the healthcare community; residents across the country; and people around the world. This is not the first emerging infectious disease event that the world will face, nor will it be the last.

High performance computing centers around the world provide unique capabilities that the scientific community may leverage for the COVID-19 response and recovery. These assets may be used for modeling and simulation coupled with machine and deep learning techniques to study a range of areas. As many of these centers utilize or are considering utilizing Open OnDemand as a client interface, the Open OnDemand team encourages any center that could benefit from extraordinary platform development and support to engage with us.

For more information, please contact Alan Chalker, Ph.D., Open OnDemand co-PI, by email at or by phone at: (614) 247-8672.

About the Ohio Supercomputer Center:

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is a statewide resource that provides supercomputing services and computational science expertise to Ohio university researchers as well as Ohio industries. 

About Open OnDemand:

Open OnDemand is an NSF-funded open-source HPC portal based on OSC’s original OnDemand portal. The goal of Open OnDemand is to provide an easy way for system administrators to provide web access to their HPC resources.