Around the Consortium

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.

“My goal is... Read more

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

Through public-private partnerships, OARnet has completed technology upgrades for colleges and universities across Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 25, 2023) — 

When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a rapid move to online instruction, research and administration, OARnet realized that many colleges and universities would need technology upgrades to meet the demand. The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) awarded more than $10 million in Ohio... Read more

Annual report highlights GEER-funded upgrades for higher education, 100 Gbps upgrade for K-12, collaboration with CyberOhio and more.COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 3, 2023) — 


As we celebrate 35 years, I am pleased to share OARnet’s 2022-23 fiscal year annual report, which highlights our impact on the communities we serve as well as major initiatives underway that benefit the State of Ohio. In this year’s report you... Read more

Thirty-fifth anniversary celebration caps biannual meeting to discuss progress of broadband, security and shared services initiatives. COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sep 29, 2023) — 

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) held its fall 2023 Member Meeting in conjunction with the national meetings of The Quilt and the National Science Foundation’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program, held in downtown Columbus on Sept. 26.

Pankaj Shah,... Read more

New project advances high performance computing web portal deployed at hundreds of sites around the world. COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sep 28, 2023) — 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) $1.5 million in funding to create a new governance organization for Open OnDemand, a web portal that provides easy access to high performance computing (HPC) resources, to ensure the long-term sustainability of... Read more