Around the Consortium

Panda research group maintains popular HPC communications libraryColumbus, Ohio (Aug 12, 2016) — 

A broad array of system administrators, researchers, engineers and students who share an interest in the MVAPICH open-source library for high performance computing will gather at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Aug. 15-17 for the fourth meeting of the MVAPICH... Read more

Bhushan uses computational modeling to explore drag-reducing inspired by black skimmer birds, shark skinBharat Bhushan, Ph.D. has used OSC resources to research black skimmer birds and shark skin to understand drag reduction.

Bharat Bhushan, Ph.D., was on sabbatical at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2005 when a transformation began.

After reading an article in a trade magazine on the lotus leaf’s water repellant properties, Bhushan’s industrial research launched down a greener,... Read more

Columbus, Ohio (Aug 4, 2016) — 

OhioLINK has officially launched its significantly upgraded Electronic Journal Center (EJC), giving OhioLINK students, faculty and researchers enhanced access to a vast, rich array of high-quality research journals.

The EJC is a database that contains 26 million full-text articles from more than 11,000 academic journals from top scholarly publishers, academic societies and university presses. The... Read more

ODHE unit supports student completion, persistence, retentionColumbus, Ohio (Jul 27, 2016) — 

Kelvin Trefz recently was named executive director of eStudent Services by Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey.

eStudent Services is a unit of the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), the technology and information division of the department. Trefz began his duties July 11.

“Kelvin possesses the leadership... Read more

UC anthropology professor earns master's degree in graphic design and designs OhioLINK Pelotonia jerseyAlisa Strauss, Ph.D.

Alisa Strauss, Ph.D., has an eye for harmoniously blending the unrelated – so much so that you might wonder how they ever existed separately. The University of Cincinnati anthropology professor has developed a novel technique to apply the concepts of human culture and behavior to her newest venture into graphic design, after earning a master’s degree in the subject... Read more

Miami University researcher has developed a model to forecast the spread of the Zika virus, among othersRao has developed an award-winning disease forecasting model.

When life-threatening weather events loom, forecasters warn citizens days, even weeks, beforehand so they can take action. It seems to work: We clear supermarket shelves, board up windows and even evacuate to higher ground ahead of the impending tempest to avoid danger.

Blind to bias in its threat to human life is another... Read more

Ohio Supercomputer Center hosting Young Women’s Summer Institute Columbus, Ohio (Jul 11, 2016) — 

Eighteen Ohio middle school girls are spending a week of their summer break investigating complex science problems while discovering career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

YWSI is designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills as well as provide hands-on experiences... Read more
Katelyn Durbin’s rapid academic progress may not have happened without programs offered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and eStudent Services.

Katelyn Durbin finished high school with two years of college under her belt. She went on to complete two bachelor’s degrees and a minor in only three years at the University of Findlay. Her next step? Earning a doctorate in veterinary medicine concurrently with a master’s in public health – and she plans to do it in just four years... Read more

Water molecules control protein motion, study findsPhoto by Jo McCulty

Molecular dynamics simulations at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) are helping scientists get closer to directly observing how and why water is essential to life as we know it.

A study in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides the strongest evidence yet that proteins—the large and complex molecules that... Read more

Ohio Supercomputer Center hosting 27th annual Summer InstituteColumbus, Ohio (Jun 20, 2016) — 

Sixteen Ohio high school students are spending two weeks of their summer break investigating complex science and engineering problems, while discovering career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Students learn about supercomputers at the State of Ohio Computer Center during the Summer Institute.... Read more