OSC at SC: New Booth, New Initiatives

Executive Director, OARnet
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 1:46pm
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The staff of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is heading west again this year (Salt Lake City last year; Denver this year) to attend SC13, the premier international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. The staff will have a brand new booth to call "home away from home," and they will be introducing the HPC industry to a brand new industrial engagement initiative.

The initiative, known as AweSim, is designed to provide the benefits of modeling and simulation to small and mid-sized manufacturers. The $6.4 million public/private initiative is funded through the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission and through investments by program partners P&G, Intel, AltaSim Technologies, TotalSim USA, Kinetic Vision and Nimbis Services. We will be holding an evening reception in Denver for current and potential new collaborators on the AweSim program on Nov. 20. Tickets and time/location information will be available at the OSC booth.

A member of the Ohio Board of Regents’ Ohio Technology Consortium, OSC is internationally recognized for providing innovative supercomputer resources, training and staff support to a wide array of academic, government and private industry research projects. That expertise will be shared throughout the week at SC13, as our OSC experts will be presenting on topics related to the center’s collaborations in higher education and signature research programs. These include:

  • November 19
    • Rajiv Ramnath, Ph.D., AweSim evangelist, will be presenting as part of a pod on the Middle Market at the Intel booth at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 and 4 p.m. Nov. 20.
    • Alan Chalker, Ph.D., director of AweSim, and Pankaj Shah, executive director of OSC and OARnet, are presenting on the launch of the AweSim program at the Intel booth at noon.
  • November 20
    • Chalker and Nimbis Services’ Bob Graybill team up at 10:30 a.m. to present “AweSim Platform Offers Web-based Supercomputing Applications,” as part of the Exhibitor Forum program.
    • Steve Gordon, Ph.D., OSC director of education programs, is leading a discussion on “Opportunities and Barriers for Computational Science Education,” during a Birds of a Feather program at 12:15 p.m.

Additionally, Kevin Wohlever, OSC interim director of supercomputing operations, and Gordon are working on the SC13 planning committee, and Patricia Carey, a senior systems developer and engineer here at OSC, received a grant through the SC13 Broader Engagement Program to attend the conference.

If you're in Denver for the conference next week, please stop by the OSC booth (2119), located almost exactly in the center of the exhibition floor. I will be in or around the booth most of the week, and others will be available to meet with you as schedules permit. We'd love to tell you about AweSim or any other HPC collaboration you want to talk about!!