Ohio Supercomputer Center Workshops Highlight Resources

IT@UC Research & Development will be hosting the Ohio Supercomputer Center for two workshops on Thursday, April 13. The morning workshop will provide an introduction to the Ohio Supercomputer Center resources and how to use them. In the afternoon, the workshop will cover Big Data Analytics and Spark.


The Ohio Supercomputer Center, headquartered in Columbus, partners with Ohio researchers to develop proposals to funding organizations and is the state’s leading strategic research group. 


The morning session will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on West Campus in Langsam Library, room 475. The afternoon session will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on East Campus in MSBRCV, E602. Laptops are needed if attendees want to participate in the hands-on portions of the sessions. 


Workshops are open to anyone who interested in learning about OSC resources. There are no prerequisites for attending. 


Morning topics will include:

  • High performance computing concepts
  • New account basics
  • Introduction to new web portal OnDemand

Afternoon topics will include:

  • Introduction to Big Data and Spark
  • SPARK: RDDs and basic operations
  • Running Spark interactively/non-interactively at OSC


Register for the workshops here.


For additional information, contact Jane Combs at combsje@uc.edu.