Press Releases

OhioLINK is pleased to welcome a new member to its team.  Nichole Collier joined OhioLINK on May 1, 2017 as the OhioLINK systems librarian.


Research using Ohio Supercomputer Center resources continues to break new ground, and OSC clients continue to gain more high performance computer power and a better experience.

Nearly 100 attendees gathered at the Ohio Technology Consortium building for the conference, which featured a keynote address from NVIDIA’s Jonathan Bentz, breakout sessions on a variety of topics and the ever-popular poster and flash talk competitions. Participants presented 24 posters and 10 flash talks with winners receiving 5,000 resource units of time on OSC systems while runners-up gained 2,500 resource units.

Jesse Owens at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany

J.C. “Jesse” Owens possessed both elite speed and raw power, which he honed and blended on his way to winning four Olympic gold medals in 1936.

Those impressive traits—elite speed and raw power—now are shared by the newest and most powerful supercomputer in the history of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, a system which, appropriately, is named for the late Ohio-raised sprinter.

Eighteen Ohio middle school girls are spending a week of their summer break investigating complex science problems while discovering career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Sixteen Ohio high school students are spending two weeks of their summer break investigating complex science and engineering problems, while discovering career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center has been selected as an  Intel® Parallel Computing Center. As part of the the Intel® PCC program, the OSC research team will work toward modernizing a computer software package that leverages large-scale, 3-D modeling to research fatigue and fracture analyses, primarily in metals. 

Jeff Smith, SI Director

COLUMBUS, OHIO, Feb. 17, 2015 – Jeff Smith has been appointed to lead the Shared Infrastructure division of the Ohio Technology Consortium, the technology and information arm of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

Columbus night scene

Last week, the city of Columbus, Ohio, took home the title of the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year, besting international competition from cities in Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, and Canada, as well as stateside competition from communities in Virginia and South Dakota.

WASHINGTON and COLUMBUS, OH, Nov. 25, 2014—Pankaj Shah, executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) and the Ohio Supercomputer Center, has been appointed to serve on the Internet2 Board of Trustees as a network representative. Shah is serving the term of retired Board Member Joe Freddoso, former CEO of MCNC.   

While many college students spend their summer studying abroad or taking courses, a handful from Ohio have been spending their summer break learning the ropes of a high-tech environment.