Around the Consortium

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 11, 2024) — 

OARnet hosted its semi-annual Member Meeting on May 22 in conjunction with the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC) annual conference held at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. The meeting provided an opportunity for OARnet and its partners to share information and generate discussion on topics impacting higher education institutions.  

OARnet leadership provided updates on hardware... Read more

OSC offers new storage system capabilities to institutions COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 20, 2024) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and The Ohio State University Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) have launched a service that allows Ohio State researchers to easily and securely transfer data across the institution.  

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With support from Ohio’s Third Frontier Research Initiative, the project aims to strengthen and secure information exchange across the state’s fiber-optic networkCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Apr 4, 2024) — 

OARnet will partner with The Ohio State University on a new project, funded by a $750,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), to build long-distance quantum networks that will increase... Read more

College of Fine Arts students explore the application of artificial intelligence tools in creative work COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb 28, 2024) — 

At Ohio University, faculty member Basil Masri Zada has dedicated the past several years to helping develop the coursework for the new concentration in the School of Art and Design, Digital Arts + Technology. This area of study... Read more

Collaboration with Dell Technologies, Intel and NVIDIA will provide significant high performance computing resource for Ohio, support for rising AI needsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb 20, 2024) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will launch a major new high performance computing (HPC) cluster, Cardinal, in the second half of 2024. The Dell Technologies-based cluster will support the growing need for HPC resources in Ohio for research, education... Read more

In partnership with the Management Council, OARnet completes major bandwidth upgrade for Information Technology Centers and large urban school districtsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb 8, 2024) — 

Hundreds of K–12 school districts across Ohio are benefitting from a boost in bandwidth after OARnet and its partners upgraded their connectivity from 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 100 Gbps this year, with up to 200 Gbps capability available for future... Read more

ISC, Gateways, CASC, PEARC and SC conferences feature OSC participation and leadership COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan 4, 2024) — 

This year Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) staff participated in five large research computing-focused conferences where academic researchers and industry came together to share how they are advancing the high performance computing (HPC) field.

“OSC strategically engages with the national community to bring the... Read more

More OER-specialist librarians within the consortium will expand awareness and support for faculty to teach with free-to-student course materialsDec 5, 2023

OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, announces that nine of its member institution librarians have been selected to become Open Education Network Open Education-certified librarians in 2024. Joint funding is being provided by OhioLINK and the Midwest Higher... Read more

From apples to tomatoes, Jessica Cooperstone’s lab gathers data on how produce can improve human healthCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 28, 2023) — 

At The Ohio State University, Jessica Cooperstone leads a research laboratory focused on understanding the factors that create the health benefits found in fruits and vegetables, with the aim of helping the agriculture and food industry cultivate crops that improve overall human health.

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National Science Foundation-funded initiative develops cyberinfrastructure for widespread AI usage and research COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 26, 2023) — 

As a partner of the National Science Foundation-funded Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure (CI) with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE), the Ohio Supercomputer... Read more