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  • Obama lauds early-stage OSU chemist for simulations
    installed a 4 million expansion to its flagship computing system providing a huge boost to the state s research and innovation aspirations Taking advantage of the fortuitous timing of these two developments leaders at the two research organizations recently announced their agreement to collaborate in developing parallel software codes for computational electromagnetics CEM especially for layered sensing research Under the agreement ESL faculty and researchers who develop novel computational approaches to enable the design of future radar imaging and sensor systems will work with OSC OSC staff will assist in porting the CEM codes to various high performance computing platforms including emerging architectures such as GPGPU This collaboration is timely and critical to realizing the potential of wideband wireless communication systems sensor networks and imaging approaches said Prof John Volakis director of ESL ESL has an ambitious plan to enable portable medical imaging devices for remote health care and OSC s experience is valuable in designing and testing the proposed platforms The ESL is a major center of excellence within OSU s College of Engineering and one of the largest Radio Frequency research laboratories in the world focusing its efforts on all aspects of wireless communications ESL s research enables high data rate communications so that real time images and data can be shared through wireless networks Being able to evaluate the connectivity of a satellite airborne platform or ground vehicle requires large scale computing OSC has significant expertise in the parallelization of software codes for efficient execution on a variety of high performance computing platforms notes Ashok Krishnamurthy Ph D OSC interim co executive director OSC also has expertise in the porting of software codes to hybrid computing platforms and additional expertise in the development of web based portals for computational science and engineering applications OSC s IBM Cluster

    Original URL path: http://archive.osc.edu/press/releases/2010/ESL_OSC_collab.shtml (2013-06-13)
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  • Supercomputing organizations sign strategic agreement to collaborate on extending resources to business, industry
    located on opposite sides of the Earth are joining forces to boost the economic competitiveness of their industrial client partners by offering enhanced combinations of high performance computational hardware software training and expertise Officials from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information KISTI Supercomputing Center and the Ohio Supercomputer Center OSC signed a collaboration agreement in Portland Ore Monday night at SC09 the international conference of high performance computing networking storage and analysis The agreement is designed to enhance the offerings of both organizations industrial outreach programs OSC s Blue Collar Computing and KISTI s Small and Medium Business Supercomputing This sort of strategic international partnership enhances Ohio s reputation as a wellspring for innovation discovery and leading edge business growth said Lisa Patt McDaniel director of the Ohio Department of Development These high tech organizations deserve commendation for their efforts to enhance the business and manufacturing environments in Ohio and Korea KISTI s Small and Medium Business Supercomputing SMB Supercomputing program partners with companies to apply high performance computing to real world problems faced by industry The program provides resources and technical support to university and institute researchers to solve industrial problems To maximize the value to customers KISTI is developing local and foreign information resources strategic information analysis supercomputing and advanced information infrastructure said Dr Jysoo Lee director of the KISTI Supercomputing Center OSC s Blue Collar Computing BCC program supplies computational modeling and simulation solutions to small and midsize companies without requiring the large up front investment needed to invest in HPC resources The BCC model is service oriented relying on amortizing the cost of expertise software and hardware across many firms to reduce individual expenditures OSC already has staff working on Blue Collar Computing programs stateside and this key partnership will significantly expand OSC s

    Original URL path: http://archive.osc.edu/press/releases/2009/kistiosc.shtml (2013-06-13)
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  • Ohio Supercomputer Center and Nimbis Services to offer e-commerce portal to industry
    OSC partnered with other technology companies to support the development of real time modeling solutions for military suppliers Secondary and tertiary suppliers to Department of Defense prime contractors often are small businesses that do not have access to advanced computing technology or systems Nimbis and OSC launched the e commerce concept after the DARPA study determined that one way to increase access and lower the barriers of entry for companies to explore supercomputing is to offer easy to use portal interfaces not only for modeling and simulation projects but also for business to business interactions To that end Nimbis has developed an e commerce front end to its website nimbisservices com that allows a client to use a credit card to purchase packages of HPC resources This approach simplifies e commerce consulting by making the resources directly available to the company providing them access to consulting relationships with domain experts and computational consultants Nimbis will be offering packages of OSC services via our e commerce site making it easier for startup and smaller companies to get their feet wet by trying out computational resources with minimal risk administration and latency said Robert Graybill president and CEO of Nimbis Services Allowing companies the opportunity to work directly with OSC while bypassing the need for memorandums of agreement is another way to reduce the HPC gap for integration into business operations OSC and Nimbis partnered in 2008 to grow a strategic new customer supply chain incubator and source of domain specific web portals for both regional companies and government research organizations In addition OSC offers Nimbis support as an early evaluator adopter and user of its clearinghouse services We intend for this e commerce interface to offer many manufacturing companies with a digital one stop shop for their computational and software needs said Ashok Krishnamurthy Ph D director of research at the Ohio Supercomputer Center OSC becomes an economic driver by bringing in companies with domain expertise a practice we instituted with Blue Collar Computing web portals On a regional level several industry areas have been identified for targeting Blue Collar Computing efforts A 2008 IBM Global Business Services study identified advanced materials and the biosciences as target market segments where OSC could better impact Ohio economic development and develop inroads in its relationships with domain experts For example the Center is working with Edison Welding Institute a leading engineering and technology organization dedicated to welding and materials joining on its E Weld Predictor portal The welders use OSC s supercomputing power via the Internet to build virtual models that help determine the best design for welds for new parts Companies can use virtual testing to save money on building and testing prototypes So far more than 115 companies have taken advantage of the partnership A similar program also benefits the state s polymer companies Several advantages for industry and government R D that are offered under the partnership include Removing industrial barriers to entry by creating a Blue Collar Computing Supply

    Original URL path: http://archive.osc.edu/press/releases/2009/nimbis2009.shtml (2013-06-13)
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  • Gordon, Krishnamurthy to lead Ohio Supercomputer Center
    forefront of computational research Today OSC is a fully scalable center with mid range machines comparable to those found at many National Science Foundation centers and national labs We are very fortunate to have such well respected professionals as Steve and Ashok ready to step in and provide stability and leadership at this time of transition for OSC said Caroline Whitacre vice president for research at Ohio State They provide the exceptional vision and experience necessary to strategically position the Center to advance the research and economic development efforts of the university and the entire state of Ohio Gordon brings considerable experience in computational science economic development and education while Krishnamurthy possesses an extensive understanding of supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure Krishnamurthy serves as an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at OSU He conducts research in signal image processing high performance computing parallel high level language applications and computational models of hearing Earlier Krishnamurthy served as the academic lead for the Department of Defense DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program in the Integrated Modeling and Test area He has designed and provided training courses for DoD user groups on all aspects of the MATLAB programming language On an entrepreneurial leave of absence from OSU Krishnamurthy started a design center in Dublin Ohio for Ecrio Inc a Silicon Valley startup He led a team of engineers at the design center in developing wireless and handheld communication applications Krishnamurthy earned his bachelor s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras India in 1979 He received his master s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering at the University of Florida in 1981 and 1983 respectively Gordon previously served as deputy director of OSC from 1997 2003 and is the founding director of the Ralph Regula School

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  • DOE grant to devise better techniques for measuring and managing network traffic
    2009 The U S Department of Energy has awarded 287 000 to the Ohio Supercomputer Center and the Ohio Academic Resources Network to devise new more effective techniques that will improve the performance of the next generation of computer networks Prasad Calyam Ph D a senior systems developer and engineer for OSC OARnet will serve as the principal investigator of the two year project titled Sampling Approaches for Multi domain Internet Performance Measurement Infrastructures to Better Serve Network Control and Management The award made through the Department of Energy s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research will focus on better data traffic management of high performance networks for distributed petascale science The next generation of computer networks will be crucial for transmitting the huge amounts of research data generated for and processed by sophisticated applications in projects such as the Large Hadron Collider on high performance computers at universities DOE labs and businesses said Calyam This project will involve developing novel research methods to measure and analyze network health status The research findings will be incorporated to extend the ActiveMon network health monitoring software that was created earlier at OSC OARnet through seed funding from the Ohio Board of Regents Other related network health monitoring software frameworks being deployed on DOE s ESnet network could also benefit from the software extensions The research findings and software will dynamically measure and analyze network performance at each critical point across multiple network federations identifying network bottlenecks and directing large amounts of data traffic along the most efficient path Currently Internet service providers ISPs do not have the ability to measure and control network data traffic at the speeds required by researchers conducting intensive computation and visualization projects over the Internet This gap between the needs of the researchers and the limitations of

    Original URL path: http://archive.osc.edu/press/releases/2009/doe_grant_network.shtml (2013-06-13)
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  • Scholarships available for Ohio bioinformatics students
    Subject OSC in the News by Date OSC in the News by Subject Important Dates Media Kit Scholarships available for Ohio bioinformatics students Program aims to position Ohio as a national leader in emerging field Columbus Ohio September 4 2009 As college students return to classes for the fall term many are looking for any financial assistance that might be available For those studying a combination of biology computer science and information technology a field known as bioinformatics there are significant scholarships still available The Ohio Consortium for Bioinformatics a partnership involving the Ohio Supercomputer Center the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science Ohio University 11 other colleges universities and industry leaders aims to position Ohio as a national leader in the emerging field of bioinformatics The consortium is offering scholarships to attract and graduate an estimated 345 students in bioinformatics over a five year period Bioinformatics merges biology computer science and information technology into a single discipline that relies on high performance computing to analyze large amounts of data It can assist in efforts as diverse as finding cures for diseases making advances in agriculture and enhancing industrial opportunities The need for bioinformatics one of the fastest growing areas in science has been driven by the vast amount of data that now can be generated by such technologies as DNA sequencing The bioinformatics program provides scholarships and educational opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in bioinformatics or related fields The scholarship provides 4700 per year to incoming freshmen transfer students upperclassmen or graduate students who are Ohio residents and demonstrate academic excellence and an interest in the field Application materials and additional information about the scholarship can be found on the Web at www rrscs org bioinformatics In 2008 the Ohio Board of Regents awarded the consortium

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  • Ohio Supercomputer Center deploys IBM system expansion to boost research into biosciences, other areas of focus
    director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center For every 1 the State in Ohio invests in OSC 17 returns to the Ohio economy Ahalt said With these critical new supercomputing assets in place researchers can further propel Ohio to the forefront of biosciences research funding and job creation The center s combined system provides 75 teraflops of computing power and 24 terabytes of memory on 9 532 cores said Kevin Wohlever director of supercomputing operations A teraflop represents the processing of one trillion instructions per second and similarly a terabyte is equal to one trillion bytes of computer storage space Because computer systems are continuously evolving the timing of the expansion was critical to ensure the new components could work compatibly with the 2008 components said Doug Johnson a senior systems developer and the technical lead for the expansion project The combined system more than doubles the computing capacity and memory that was previously available on the IBM Cluster 1350 OSC research partnerships include the cancer identification work with Nationwide Children s Research Institute on the Virtual Microscopy to Microarray project which has garnered attention from national oncology groups OSC empowers researchers with the Ohio State University Medical Center s Department of Biomedical Informatics to track the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus while other researchers at Ohio State s College of Pharmacy use OSC resources to investigate treatments for neurological diseases Christopher Hadad a professor of chemistry at Ohio State depends on the resources of the Ohio Supercomputer Center to conduct multiple research projects ranging from developing an antidote for chemical nerve agents to understanding the function of novel biomaterials and nanomaterials Hadad and his research students were invited along with several other researchers who routinely run large scale calculations on OSC systems to test the expanded system prior to

    Original URL path: http://archive.osc.edu/press/releases/2009/ibm.shtml (2013-06-13)
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  • OSU grad to apply OSC skills to Defense research
    by Date OSC in the News by Subject Important Dates Media Kit OSU grad to apply OSC skills to Defense research Humphrey to tackle artificial intelligence control systems at Air Force Research Lab Columbus Ohio August 19 2009 Laura Humphrey thought that assisting researchers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center while she pursued her Ph D at The Ohio State University might be more rewarding than serving as a graduate teaching associate Soon Humphrey will begin applying what she learned at the Ohio Supercomputer Center OSC over the last three years to a position where she will study artificial intelligence and control systems for unmanned airborne vehicles She has been hired to begin that new job in October with the Air Vehicles Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL which is located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Beavercreek Ohio Instead of grading papers I was able to study real problems and take part in real projects said Humphrey of her tenure at OSC Later this month the Pickerington Ohio native will don a cap and gown to receive her doctorate in electrical engineering from OSU Humphrey recently completed her doctoral dissertation which described her computational model of a human with a more sophisticated representation of a foot than was previously available to clinical researchers This advance she said has the capability of aiding in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of motor control disorders improvement of prostheses and development of functional electrical stimulation for recovery of lost motor function At OSC Humphrey worked on Department of Defense projects at the center s research division studying image processing applications and evaluating high level languages She collaborated closely with several OSC researchers at the facility on Ohio State s west campus and with on site research staff at various Defense facilities

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