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  • OSC, Nationwide Children’s researchers honored for their innovation
    Relations Manager 614 292 6495 jabel osc edu Press Room Current News Press Releases by Date Press Releases by Subject OSC in the News by Date OSC in the News by Subject Important Dates Media Kit OSC Nationwide Children s researchers honored for their innovation Columbus Ohio August 17 2009 Don Stredney of the Ohio Supercomputer Center and Greg Wiet MD of Nationwide Children s Hospital and the Ohio State University Medical Center recently received from Columbus Business First a Health Care Heroes Honorable Mention in Innovation Award for their Virtual Temporal Bone surgery simulation project The business journal s annual awards program honors those who have made an impact on health care in the community through their concern for patients research and inventions management skills innovative programs for employees and service to the poor and uninsured The Virtual Temporal Bone simulator developed as a collaborative project between Stredney and Wiet creates real time interactive computer simulations for surgeons to learn the difficult and delicate surgical techniques associated with ear surgery which involves drilling into a bone in the skull called the temporal bone Because the temporal bone lies close to a major artery and critical nerves for the face

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  • Science, engineering students developing HPC programming skills through Great Lakes Consortium Virtual School summer course
    of Computational Science and Engineering High definition streaming video enables students to participate in the course Many Core Programming for Science and Engineering Applications from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA at the University of Illinois the University of Michigan the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Ohio Supercomputer Center OSC located on the west campus of The Ohio State University We re pleased to host more than 40 people from throughout Ohio and nearby states at the Ohio Supercomputer Center location said Steve Gordon senior director of education at OSC and executive director of the center s Ralph Regula School of Computational Science As America s future science and engineering workforce these participants will be better prepared to take advantage of high performance supercomputers Instructors Wen mei Hwu from the University of Illinois and David B Kirk from the graphics processor company NVIDIA are teaching the course The lessons provide students with hands on experience in developing applications software for multi core processors such as general purpose graphics processing units GP GPUs Participating students have access to NCSA s 32 node cluster of GP GPUs and are learning to use the software CUDA to write programs for the cluster Petascale computer systems are capable of reaching performance in excess of one quadrillion floating point operations per second These emerging systems currently represent the fastest high performance computers in operation and are used for such tasks as weather and climate simulation nuclear simulations cosmology quantum chemistry and fusion science In an effort to prepare the next generation of computational researchers for emerging petascale computing systems the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation is spearheading education and training programs such as this course Petascale computing is more complex than previous computing paradigms and requires

    Original URL path: http://archive.osc.edu/press/releases/2009/greatlakes.shtml (2013-06-13)
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  • Ahalt to leave OSC to direct North Carolina’s RENCI
    for research at OSU The Renaissance Computing Institute RENCI was launched in 2004 to build partnerships and apply advanced technologies such as parallel computing visualization collaborative tools software engineering networking and data systems to complex multidisciplinary problems RENCI is a major collaborative venture of faculty staff and students at Duke University North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill UNC along with the state of North Carolina and communities across North Carolina This position is an incredible opportunity for me and I look forward to the new challenges it will bring At RENCI I will be given an opportunity to combine North Carolina s technology resources and cyberinfrastructure to strengthen UNC s university research and bolster North Carolina s economic opportunities said Ahalt Since taking the leadership of OSC in 2003 Ahalt has launched several model programs including Blue Collar Computing a national program to bring high performance computing to a wide spectrum of industries and applications and the Third Frontier Network now OARnet the nation s leading statewide broadband network for education research and economic development Ahalt s research expertise involves neural networks high performance computing signal image video processing and object identification He has authored or co authored more than 120 technical papers and served as the academic lead in the area of signal and image processing for the Department of Defense DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Additionally Ahalt has been a professor in OSU s electrical and computer engineering department since 1987 and co founded its Information Processing Systems Laboratory He received the OSU Lumley Research Award in 1997 and the OSU College of Engineering Research Award in 1999 New Leadership Providing interim leadership for OSC following Ahalt s departure Gordon will bring considerable experience in computational science economic development and education while Krishnamurthy will rely upon an extensive understanding of supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure OSC was established by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1987 as a statewide resource designated to place Ohio s research universities and private industry at the forefront of computational research Today OSC is a fully scalable center with mid range machines to compare favorably with those found at many National Science Foundation centers and national labs I have total confidence that Ashok and Steve will excel at promoting the benefits of high performance computing at OSU and throughout the state of Ohio said Ahalt Their significant personal achievements and leadership successes mark them as exceptionally well qualified to advance the role of supercomputing as a key factor in Ohio s economic aspirations 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 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

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  • Tenth annual Young Women’s Summer Institute to immerse participants in science, technology
    state s efforts in science technology engineering and math STEM education YWSI was created to encourage young women to take an interest in math and science ultimately helping to remedy women s low participation in the fields of science and technology During the week of July 26 Aug 1 teachers will supervise YWSI participants on field trips to the Big Darby watershed and other locations The girls will take part in practical and fun projects learning about Ohio watersheds using the latest computer technology OSC believes that active learning experiences for this age group can and will make a significant difference in their futures The girls chosen to attend this year s Young Women s Summer Institute have shown exemplary comprehension in all areas of their schooling said Shannon Schraegle YWSI co director This summer program is taking the initiative to help train these girls to join Ohio s next generation of professionals in the fields of science and technology Through a longitudinal study conducted in 2004 and annual surveys YWSI girls have enthusiastically said that they learned a great deal and most would recommend the program to their friends One girl commented in her final program evaluation I had a great week I learned a lot and I had a blast Everyone was great and if I could go back to this camp again I would Keep up with this program so others can have this amazing experience Five teachers selected for the program also will benefit by gaining practical experience in project based teaching use real data to teach and conduct research and learn to effectively integrate technology into classroom activities EDITORS More information on YWSI is available at http www osc edu ywsi The following list arranged by last name identifies the students and teachers selected for

    Original URL path: http://archive.osc.edu/press/releases/2009/ywsi2009.shtml (2013-06-13)
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  • OSC News Highlights
    OSC partners developing cancer microscopy microarray database Repository first ever to provide 24 7 access to tumor pathology alongside genetic data comprehensive knowledge of tumors key to developing personalized treatments New material improves solar power With help from OSC supercomputers researchers have created a new material that is the first that can absorb all the energy contained in visible light at once Center to offer videoconferencing to world s physicians Ohio is soon to be a global hub for online medical education and videoconferencing following a decision to create a resource center in Columbus Ohio Supercomputer Center assists scientists in understanding building blocks of the universe The massive physics research project will recreate on a small scale within the Large Hadron Collider at CERN the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research the explosive first moments of the birth of the universe OSC announces launch of new PI portal A new web based portal enables you to conveniently manage information regarding user accounts funding and publications information OARnet trailer supplies Internet for OSU racing The Transportable Satellite Internet System trailer is providing Internet access to the Buckeye Bullet 2 team at the Bonneville Salt Flats Innovative minor program available to more students this fall Students at two additional colleges in Ohio will have the opportunity to enhance the value of their bachelor s degrees by earning a minor in computational science Surgery teaching tool receives national honor Netter Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education recognizes real time interactive computer simulation project created by OSC Nationwide Children s and Ohio State University experts OSC collaborates with YSU Fireline TCON in new Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials Analyses Ohio Third Frontier Commission recommends 2 1 million to establish center YWSI sparks girls interest in math science computers Twenty gifted middle school girls are learning about careers in math science and technology at the 2008 Young Women s Summer Institute H S students teachers to learn modeling simulation skills Ohio s first STEM Academy in Computational Science and Engineering is underway providing select high school students and teachers with valuable skills in simulation and modeling Crown City residents now receive high speed Internet connectivity through innovative Connecting Rural Ohio partnership Wireless broadband helps to overcome digital divide 1 million grant to OSC and partners to provide business with workforce training and supercomputing portals National Science Foundation funds cyberinfrastructure project led by OSC OSU the University of Akron and the Ohio Learning Network Ohio Supercomputer Center Ralph Regula School to power Choose Ohio First bioinformatics program Consortium garners 4 475 million in state funding aims to put Ohio in Top 5 Graphics processor to drive the future of scalable computing The proliferation of widely accessible graphical processing units is changing the landscape of supercomputing offering researchers multiple benefits and a few challenges according to Wen mei Hwu Ph D Summer Academy to teach modeling and simulation skills to Ohio high school students teachers A Summer Academy in Computational Science and Engineering will teach sophisticated

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  • Ohio Supercomputer Center Image Library
    EPS 568 KB PC Users To save the image right click over the link and select Save Target As Mac Users To save the image click and hold down over the link and select download link to disk This images are copyright Ohio Supercomputer Center Please read the terms of use before using these images Click here for a brief tutorial on understanding image file formats PC Users To save the image right click over the link and select Save Target As Mac Users To save the image click and hold down over the link and select download link to disk This images are copyright Ohio Supercomputer Center Please read the terms of use before using these images Click here for a brief tutorial on understanding image file formats This is a list of available formats of the Blue Collar Computing logo JPG 17 KB PNG transparent background 5 KB TIF 4 MB EPS 615 KB PC Users To save the image right click over the link and select Save Target As Mac Users To save the image click and hold down over the link and select download link to disk This images are copyright Ohio Supercomputer Center Please read the terms of use before using these images Click here for a brief tutorial on understanding image file formats This is a list of available formats of the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science logo JPG 17 KB PNG transparent background 5 KB TIF 4 MB EPS 615 KB PC Users To save the image right click over the link and select Save Target As Mac Users To save the image click and hold down over the link and select download link to disk This images are copyright Ohio Supercomputer Center Please read the terms of use before using these

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  • Ohio Supercomputer Center Media Kit
    complex interactions of a real forest ecosystem Understanding of enzyme reactions may yield new medications less pollution See how research chemists are employing OSC resources and state of the art computational chemistry to uncover how a set of enzyme reactions helps break down therapeutic drugs in the human body Interface Lab leverages the power of immersive human computer interaction Learn more about how researchers at OSC s Interface Lab explore the potential seamless interface of humans and computers through innovative examination of visual aural and force feedback approaches Center delivers powerful cyberinfrastructure needed for success in the global marketplace The future success of U S economic competitiveness is inextricably linked to the increased application of high performance computation Read how the Ohio Supercomputer Center is helping to meet this challenge Computational science education teaches vital modeling simulation skills An innovative statewide academic program is focusing on computer modeling and simulation Read how the virtual Ralph Regula School is growing the number and proficiency of computational scientists in Ohio Theoretical chemist extends research with computational modeling simulation Learn how an OSU researcher conducts modeling and simulation on an OSC supercomputer to help other chemists complete research beyond what can be determined from laboratory experiments Tracking virus could help officials predict the next influenza outbreak Find out how an OSU Medical Center biomedical informatics researcher uses OSC supercomputers to synthesize datasets of many genomes to help monitor the global spread of emergent infectious diseases Blue Collar Computing offers industry supercomputing s competitive advantage Some companies can t afford the large investments needed to implement in house high performance computing centers Learn how OSC can meet their computational needs with Blue Collar Computing High precision atomic astrophysics From black holes to nanotechnology Discover how an OSU led research team employed powerful OSC resources

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  • BALE Theatre and Conference Room
    conference room supports both wired and wireless network connectivity Several options for advanced visualizations are available including support from the Media Lab Interface Lab InterPlay Lab and Access Grid Interactions of individuals on site and at remote sites can be captured if required so that the course presentation can be electronically documented anddisseminated Both the OSC theater and the OSC Conference Room are Access Grid nodes In addition technology will be embedded to monitor and capture user interactions and responses including physiological monitoring BALE will serve as a research environment for validating the efficacy of new tools and systems The OSC Conference Room is available for rent to non profit organizations as well as for profit organizations whose goals correspond with OSC s mission If you have additional questions or would like to rent OSC s BALE for your next event please click here to send us email and we will be happy to assist you in creating a unique experience in this one of a kind environment BALE theater The multi purpose 1767 sq ft theater through its interactive and cutting edge technologies is designed to provide a wide range of presentation methods from traditional lectures to desktop tutorials The OSC theater supports the traditional proscenium classroom or lecture hall It allows breakout sessions desktop tutorials for education and training as well as dynamic presentations in HDTV The OSC theater features 50 computer workstations powered by a visualization cluster with 102 AMD Athlon 1800MP cpus 50 NVIDIA Quadro4 900XGL graphics boards more than 100 gigabytes of memory and a high speed Myrinet Interconnect When workstations are not being used in the theater the cluster can be used for parallel computation and large scientific data visualization Interactions of individuals on site and at remote sites can be captured if required

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