Around the Consortium

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

Since 1987, unique state resource has evolved advanced computing in Ohio to accelerate research discovery, business innovation and the education of tomorrow's leadersCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 8, 2022) — 

Since its founding in 1987, OSC has remained on the forefront of technology by continually upgrading and launching new high performance computing resources while expanding its services to an array of academic disciplines and industries. As... Read more

Fall 2022 SC, CASC and Gateways meetings feature OSC leadership and participationCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 30, 2022) — 

Continuing a long tradition of leadership in the field, Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) staff participated in and helped plan three large research computing-focused conferences this fall, advancing and learning from the national conversation in high performance computing (HPC).

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Full day of discussion included security, infrastructure and expert guestsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov 4, 2022) — 

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) hosted its biannual Member Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in hybrid format at its Columbus headquarters and online. The meeting featured a range of special guests and topics, taking place in conjunction with OARsec and OARtech meetings focused on security and technology, respectively.

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National Science Foundation-funded project, led by The Ohio State University, advances AI applicationsNov 1, 2022

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is a project partner in the National Science Foundation-funded Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE) and will host an All Hands Meeting Nov. 2-3.

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Switching course materials takes faculty time; OhioLINK’s support helps instructors save students’ money Nov 1, 2022

In its second round of Affordable Learning Open Course Redesign Grants, OhioLINK will help 30 faculty members from 19 Ohio higher education institutions explore teaching with no-cost-to-student course materials.

The small award compensates faculty for participation in a three-week online training course on Open Educational Resources (OER) and provides a personalized... Read more

New digital books support broad humanities, social science, and STEM curriculum with specialized streaming video for mental health, counseling and psychotherapy Oct 5, 2022

Additional Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding has allowed OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, to purchase four new collections of shared digital books and streaming video. GEER is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorized federal economic aid in... Read more

Program analyzes digital data from criminal investigations to combat drug trafficking in OhioCOLUMBUS , Ohio (Oct 20, 2022) — 

The State of Ohio established two new Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) offices in Toledo and Cincinnati this year to expand the use of computer forensics to combat drug trafficking. The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) worked with the sites to support the bandwidth needed for law enforcement to... Read more