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Jane Combs introduces OSC's Open OnDemand at UC COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 20, 2021) — 

Even as supercomputing becomes increasingly common in the research landscape, it can still be intimidating for new users. Jane Combs, associate director of research computing services at the University of Cincinnati, made it her goal to demystify and expand supercomputing at the university and educate faculty, staff and students on campus about how those... Read more

Cobb, Voss, and Schwing are recognized for their strategic thinking in delivering outstanding service to consortium membershipMay 18, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After an eventful year during which the organization changed leadership and assisted its member libraries as they dealt with unprecedented COVID-19 changes, OhioLINK announces a reorganization that promotes three long-time staff to leadership. Judy Cobb, Joanna Voss, and Theda Schwing will move into newly created Associate Director roles... Read more

Ohio State's Bryan Carstens helps researchers access disparate data setsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (May 13, 2021) — Bryan Carstens examines bat specimens.

Serving as a professor and vice chair of the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University, Bryan Carstens has the privilege to share his passion for biology and genetics with students and fellow researchers. After years in the field, Carstens began to... Read more

OSC's COVID-19 response, Pitzer and data storage expansions and moreCOLUMBUS, Ohio (May 3, 2021) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) 2019-20 Research Report is now available online. The publication highlights news from OSC and spotlights the research and education enabled by Ohio's statewide high performance computing resource.

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Apr 30, 2021

OhioLINK has added inclusive, alternative subject headings to MARC records for shared electronic resources that include the word alien as a term to mean non-citizens. The additions addressed proposed, but not yet implemented, changes for twelve Library of Congress (LC) subject headings. These additional subject headings display as keywords and are searchable in the OhioLINK Central Catalog.

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OARnet helps bring affordable high-speed internet access to underserved communityEAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (Apr 7, 2021) — 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced a new broadband expansion project located in the City of East Cleveland. The pilot project launched today will connect residents to reliable, low-cost high-speed internet. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine speaks from a podium outside Mayfair Elementary School... Read more
OSC’s ability to quickly process large datasets increases reliability in weather forecastingJan 28, 2021

Spire Global uses a fleet of small satellites in low earth orbit to gather maritime data, improve weather predictions, and much more. Thanks to the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), Spire can run forecasting data four times per day to deliver fast and accurate weather forecasts to their partners. OSC’s advanced capabilities enable Spire to process immense volumes of data and keep their... Read more

OSC-developed software smooths transition to distance learning for students and facultyJan 27, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, numerous schools have made the transition to remote learning. The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has eased the process by providing virtual laboratory portals through OnDemand, the Center’s user-friendly, web-based interface where students can access digital labs and OSC’s supercomputing capabilities.

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Advanced computational power is critical for Professor Jennifer Hines and her students as they work to stop the virusJan 26, 2021

Researchers at Ohio University recently discovered that disrupting COVID-19’s RNA and its ability to reproduce may be an additional way to stop the virus in conjunction with the vaccine. Jennifer Hines, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and students in her lab utilized the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to analyze the three-... Read more

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of InnovateOhio, announced the launch of several innovative projects involving OARnet at Riverside Local Schools to expand access to broadband for students in rural northwestern Ohio.LOGAN COUNTY, Ohio (Jan 13, 2021) — 

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of InnovateOhio, today visited Riverside Local School District in Logan County to announce the launch of several innovative projects at the school that are... Read more