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Project connects Springfield, UAS Center, NASA, WPAFB, WSU, MU and moreColumbus, Ohio (Dec 12, 2017) — 

The state’s efforts to advance drone technologies are about to get a major broadband boost thanks to an agreement completed last week (Dec. 5) with OARnet.

The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center in Springfield soon will be connected to OARnet’s statewide, 100 gigabit-per-second network backbone to support the state’... Read more

Meghan Frazer, OhioLINK’s manager of technology integration, recently won the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s (ALAO) TEDSIG Teddy Award. This prestigious award was announced during the ALAO Conference in October.

Meghan Frazer

“Meghan has been an important player in both creating Ohio’s academic library digital and technology innovations as detailed in the nomination letters, and in making sure they are noticed via her national presentations and activities,” said OhioLINK... Read more

Sean Duffy, OhioLINK Data Analyst

OhioLINK’s most recent addition to the team is data analyst Sean Duffy. Duffy received his bachelor’s degree in political science from The Ohio State University, and his Master of International and Comparative Politics degree from Wright State University.

We recently spoke with Duffy about his position at OhioLINK, what he enjoys doing in his free time, and his surprising work as a DJ.


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Ohio State University linguistics team using Ohio Supercomputer Center to translate lesser-known languages

Off the top of your head, how many languages can you name? Ten? Twenty? More?

It is estimated there are more than 7,000 languages worldwide. For those involved in disaster relief efforts, the breadth and variety of that number can be overwhelming, especially when addressing areas with low resources.

William Schuler, Ph.D.

William Schuler, Ph.D., a linguistics professor at... Read more

OSC staff to promote Center, attend workshops, network with peersColumbus, Ohio (Nov 8, 2017) — 

State-of-the-art supercomputers, sophisticated software and high-speed research networks will be on tap as central-Ohio technology experts travel this weekend to Denver for SC17 (, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis... Read more

Sabag-Daigle uses OhioLINK's EJC and ETD to aid in her studies on Salmonella

If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you may recall the feeling of nauseated doom that takes over your body. The typical prescription is to let it take its course. But what if we could go to the pharmacy and pick up a drug for food poisoning the same way we do for the common cold? Anice Sabag-Daigle, a research scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Ahmer at The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine... Read more

Poster and flash-talk competitions, keynote address highlight bi-annual event

In a week marked by a 30-year milestone, researchers who are breaking new ground came face to face Thursday with the computational experts helping them explore uncharted territory.

A day after the Ohio Supercomputer Center celebrated its 30th anniversary jointly with the Ohio Academic Recources Network (OARnet), the Center held its Statewide Users Group (SUG) Autumn Conference. SUG is a volunteer group... Read more

Open OnDemand project aims to eliminate a barrier to supercomputer useColumbus, Ohio (Sep 5, 2017) — 

An innovative web-based portal for accessing high performance computing services has matured beyond the beta phase and now is available to HPC centers worldwide.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has launched Open OnDemand 1.0, an open-source version of... Read more

OhioLINK resources help OWU student research dementiaAmanda Barry, B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University 

Amanda Barry traveled half a world away for a different view of mental illness.

The recent graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University used an OWU Theory-To-Practice grant to travel to Arusha, Tanzania in January to study memory impairment and attitudes toward those affected by dementia in rural Africa.  

The idea came not only from her interest in pursuing a clinical career in dementia... Read more

OSC helping Nahar share computational knowledge in Columbus, around the world

Columbus, Ohio (Aug. 24, 2017) – Sultana Nahar, Ph.D. wants more scientific advances and discoveries, and she wants them now.

Her strategy? Teaching research-based courses.

Supercomputing services through the Ohio Supercomputer Center help Sultana Nahar, Ph.D. conduct computational workshops as part of her lecture courses.

Through physics and STEM courses and workshops, Nahar has been... Read more