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Recent improvements enable faster storage of larger data sets with more redundancyCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan 4, 2022) — The tape library at OSC's data center in Columbus is currently capable of storing up to 23.5 Petabytes (PB) with room for up to 141 PB worth of tape.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) recently upgraded two services to allow clients to store more data at a faster rate and strengthen data backup.

“Both of these projects... Read more

A first-of-its-kind agreement for OhioLINK provides new open access publishing benefits for consortium member institutions, faculty, and students Jan 3, 2022

OhioLINK announces it has entered into a 3-year “read & publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press. Students, faculty, and staff at OhioLINK institutions that participate in its Electronic Journal Center (EJC) will have access to current research from all Cambridge University Press journals. Authors at member... Read more

TotalSim US determines vehicle efficiency with help from OSC COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 24, 2021) — 

TotalSim US, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) consulting and solutions firm based in Dublin, Ohio, is helping the state of California certify fuel efficient and environmentally friendly tractor-trailers using resources provided by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).

For the past decade, Technical Director Naethan Eagles has been... Read more

University of Dayton students utilize OSC in the classroomCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 18, 2021) — Students in a class at the University of Dayton are given the chance to gain hands-on supercomputing experience. 

Although many college students have access to a personal computer for their studies, it can be challenging for them to learn about how modern, complex computing systems are used in the science, engineering and technology fields without... Read more

New drug development expedited with help of OSC COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 10, 2021) — 

Xia Ning has a large portfolio of research projects at The Ohio State University that focus on understanding how artificial intelligence can be used to solve issues in health care. 

Discovering new drugs to treat disease is one of Ning’s goals. Traditional research methods, which call for lengthy trials with animal models, have disadvantages. 

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Nov 15, 2021


A new agreement between DOAJ and OhioLINK paves the way for the sustainability of vital open access library infrastructure, key to the future of science and research. DOAJ curates and indexes over 17,000 peer-reviewed, open access journals from around the world in a free and independent database.

The partnership renews a long-standing alliance between Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and OhioLINK, making it easier for OhioLINK consortium members to... Read more

Examining ecological networks' stability with OSC resources COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 3, 2021) — 

With a focus on plant and pollinator species, Colin Campbell, associate professor of physics at the University of Mount Union, studies how these groups interact with one another. Some interactions are mutualistic, where both species benefit, but other interactions are only beneficial for one species. The net effect of many interactions can... Read more

OSC resources aid in Xavier University plant communication researchCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 29, 2021) — 

Scientists know that plants emit chemicals into the soil to communicate information to other plants. These chemical messages, sent through fungal networks, may warn plants to defend against threats in their environment or to stop encroaching on another plant’s space. 

Scientists such as Jonathan Morris and Kathryn Morris of Xavier... Read more

New initiative will increase public accessibility to motor vehicle services COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 27, 2021) — 

In an effort to make its services easier to access, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) recently announced the launch of nine self-service kiosks at deputy registrar and retail locations around the state. These kiosks, currently in a pilot phase, will allow Ohio drivers to renew their vehicle registration and print out their new... Read more

Yazbeck, Lazar and Singh win fall 2021 flash talk and poster competition COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 21, 2021) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Statewide Users Group (SUG) Conference on Thursday, Oct. 7, brought researchers from around the state together virtually. Through Zoom, attendees learned about OSC’s latest services and resources and heard flash talks about research that utilizes the Center’s high performance computing (HPC)... Read more