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Call for Participation: OSC Statewide User Group Conference in October

The Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group (SUG) has issued its Call for Participation. Featuring a talk on OSC’s pending Pitzer cluster, the event takes place Oct. 4 in Columbus, Ohio. The purposes of the SUG conference are to foster connections, update OSC’s user base on OSC’s direction, highlight new scientific developments produced using OSC resources, and obtain constructive feedback as to the future of OSC and our role in supporting science across Ohio. “We will have a flash talk and poster session to highlight the research and emerging ideas from OSC clients. Talks and posters will be selected from abstracts submitted via the registration form. We encourage posters by students just starting their work, to show creative ideas on how high-performance computing will enhance their research.”

Ohio Supercomputing Center Hosts User Group Meeting

At the Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group spring conference this week, OSC clients in fields spanning everything from astrophysics to linguistics gathered to share research highlights and hear updates about the center’s direction and role in supporting science across Ohio. “SUG is a great vehicle for us to not only communicate to our clients about what is going on from a policy perspective or hardware roadmaps and new services, but for us to hear back from the clients about what they are doing,” said Brian Guilfoos, HPC client services manager at OSC.“Our normal interaction with someone is very technical – ‘This is the thing I’m trying to do, what I’m having a problem with, etc.’ Here we get to take a broader view and look at the science, and it’s good for our staff to be reminded what is being done with our services and what we are enabling.”