OSC leaders will choose a name from the top ten entries. The winner will win a small tablet computer and K-12 students can compete for another tablet and a expert presentation about supercomputers.
The name should:
This can be a person who lived, worked, performed or otherwise developed a reputation that is related to the Buckeye State. To keep things simple, the name should preferably be that of a historical figure rather than a living person.
In the recent past, OSC has named systems after astronauts John Glenn and Neil Armstrong, sharpshooter and social activist Annie Oakley, computer artist Charles "Chuck" Csuri and actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee.
OSC will be talking and writing about the new system hundreds of times each day.
The name must distinguish the system from named systems at OSC and other supercomputer centres, so that it's not confusing when OSC talks with its clients and colleagues.
Ideas can be submitted at https://www.osc.edu/hpc_name .