Around the Consortium

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb 21, 2023) — 

With the COVID-19 pandemic presenting an ongoing global challenge, Xiche Hu’s lab at the University of Toledo is taking a closer look at the mutations of the coronavirus.

For more than 20 years, Hu’s lab has been researching an issue known as molecular recognition, which is how two molecules locate each other, and bind together to perform a biological function. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Hu... Read more

Young Women’s Summer Institute gives girls confidence to pursue STEM education, careersCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb 6, 2023) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) launched the Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) 22 years ago in response to the low representation of women in STEM fields, particularly information technology. The program hopes to inspire more Ohio middle school girls to get excited about science and pursue a career in the field.... Read more

Girls work with data, collect water samples and understand how science can impact their communityCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb 3, 2023) — 

Fifteen Ohio middle school girls attended the Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) hosted by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) from July 17-23 2022.

The girls learned about data and watersheds and practiced analyzing water samples before going on an excursion to Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Nature... Read more

COLUMBUS , Ohio (Feb 9, 2023) — 

Cotty Fay Marine Design is a small firm in Washington state that uses its engineering expertise to improve the design and performance of products, ranging from the mechanical parts on watercraft to the manufacturing equipment used by various industries.

Company owner Endicott (Cotty) M. Fay employs computational fluid dynamics to simulate how product designs may behave in—and impact—the environments... Read more

Clients may request access to new cluster designed to support artificial intelligence, machine learning, big dataCOLUMBUS , Ohio (Jan 19, 2023) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has officially launched Ascend, its new high performance computing (HPC) cluster designed to accommodate the growth of client work in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and machine learning.

Academic and commercial clients... Read more

Affiliated authors can publish uncapped, APC-free open access articles at no additional cost to OhioLINK member institutionsJan 5, 2023

OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has entered into a 3-year transformative agreement with IOP Publishing (IOPP). The agreement provides OhioLINK member institution authors the opportunity to publish unlimited open access articles at no cost to the author and at no additional cost to OhioLINK institutions. In addition, OhioLINK library users have... Read more

Intelligent Community Forum recognizes state’s efforts to expand broadband accessCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan 3, 2023) — 

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) recently named the State of Ohio the world’s first “Intelligent State” for its focus on improving broadband access and infrastructure to support economic growth. The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) was highlighted as a key partner in the state’s broadband efforts.

“We are so... Read more

OARnet supports state effort to ensure access to essential internet service COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 19, 2022) — 

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has created a new map showing where high-speed internet service is available across Ohio, and BroadbandOhio is seeking help to ensure everyone has access to this essential service.

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Rooted in higher education, statewide network has grown to improve life for all OhioansCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 9, 2022) — 

In 1987 OARnet was founded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to provide Ohio researchers with their first online access to the high performance computing resources of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, established that same year. Over the last 35 years, OARnet has expanded to serve an extensive number of communities... Read more

Over the past 30 years, OhioLINK has built a nationally renowned consortium that benefits Ohio’s higher education COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 8, 2022) — 

In the 1980s, university libraries in Ohio were running out of space. After a number of individual libraries asked for state funding to build new facilities to accommodate their ever-growing collections of printed materials, the Board of Regents instead proposed a study that prompted a... Read more