"Historically, OSC has been one of the best-kept secrets across the field of high performance computing", stated Pankaj Shah, executive director of OSC and OARnet. "But in the last few years, OSC achievements have been making impressions at international conferences, such as the SC conference, and our name is being mentioned much more frequently in wider national and international discussions involving HPC. This helps drive stronger collaborations and attract more R&D funding to Ohio."
OSC will be prominently featured at the conference, as its entry into the #HPCmatters video programme was recognized as "Most Inspirational". The video series showcases researchers who use OSC systems for their computational work, including that of Kathleen Nicole, vice chair of clinical labs at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her video can be viewed on YouTube .
To generate a greater on-line presence while at the conference, staff members will be participating in an Ask Me Anything forum on the social media channel Reddit Monday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Central Time. Various OSC staff members will take turns answering questions from the general public about the operation of a supercomputer centre.
Several additional OSC-related presentations will occur at SC14:
The Appkit is a toolkit that developers within the AweSim industrial engagement program use to quickly provide a web-based interface for "manufacturing apps". These apps access the center's supercomputers to power simulation-driven design for small and mid-sized companies.
Ohio State's Science DMZ is a unique computer network devoted to helping scientists collaborate at high speeds over the Internet with minimal interference from typical speed-muzzling security measures.
Steve Gordon was the driving force behind the development of the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, a statewide virtual school focused on computational science, the use of computer modelling and simulation to solve complex business, technical and academic research problems.