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Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner has named Amy Pawlowski executive director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, effective immediately. Pawlowski joined OhioLINK in 2013 as deputy director for... Read more
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) hosted the Statewide Users Group (SUG) conference virtually on Thursday, adapting the biannual conference to an online environment after the spring edition of the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus. The Zoom gathering consisted of committee meetings, a keynote address, updates from OSC and breakout meetings.... Read more
The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) most efficient supercomputer system, the Pitzer Cluster, just received a major upgrade—in the middle of a global pandemic.
Over the summer, the two-year-old, liquid-cooled cluster gained nearly 400 nodes and 20,000 cores, increasing the system to more than 650 nodes and almost... Read more
As citizens around the world first caught wind about the COVID-19 virus, almost no one predicted that it would become an international pandemic with such far-reaching effects. Wasiur KhudaBukhsh, a president’s postdoctoral scholar at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at The Ohio State University, was no exception.
“I was in Marseilles, France in February this year and there was a conference... Read more
OhioLINK is pleased to announce that print borrowing among member institutions will resume on August 10th. The statewide print lending service, which temporarily halted operations amid response to COVID-19, will again support students and faculty as they return to campus for fall. Statewide, patrons borrowed on average more than 25,000... Read more
No Shelf Required is an open source of information on books and digital content for information professionals, including publishers, editors, authors, librarians, and educators. Editor and author Mirela Roncevic interviewed Judy Cobb for... Read more
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), through a partnership with IBM, has expanded their storage capacity by 8.6 petabytes. This addition almost tripled the Center’s high performance storage capacity, ensuring researchers across Ohio will have access to cutting-edge secure storage options.
OSC supports a large community of educators and scientists alike from 27 Ohio universities as well as 47... Read more
Please Note: This press release was originally published by Indiana University and can be found on their website... Read more
Following the health emergency declaration, the State of Ohio urgently needed an IT network connection between the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) offices in downtown Columbus and its ODH Receipt, Stage, and Store (RSS) warehouse.
The RSS is designed to supplement and re-supply state and local resources during large-scale public health and medical emergencies. The RSS warehouse represented a critical... Read more
On March 11, 2020, shortly after cases of the COVID-19 virus were officially detected in Ohio, Chancellor Randy Gardner and OARnet staff reached out to their communities to offer subsidized expansion of network bandwidth. This was done in an effort to better serve what was expected to be a dramatically increased need for online learning and teleworking arrangements.
"When it... Read more