Ohio Supercomputer Center to Hold Two Workshops on Resources

IT@UC Research & Development will play host to the Ohio Supercomputer Center for two workshops on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The morning workshop will provide an introduction to resources available at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and how to use them. In the afternoon, the workshop will cover Big Data Analytics and the application programming interface Apache 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 is 10 to 11:30 a.m. on West Campus in Langsam Library, Room 475. The afternoon session is 1:30 to 4 p.m. on East Campus in Medical Sciences Building Receiving, E602. Laptops are needed if attendees want to participate in the hands-on portions of the sessions. 


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


Morning topics include:

  • High-performance computing concepts.
  • Hardware and software available at OSC.
  • Storage and file systems.
  • How to start a new project and request resources.
  • How to use our web portal OnDemand.
  • Introduction to batch processing.

Afternoon topics include:

  • Introduction to Big Data.
  • Data analytics at OSC.
  • Running Hadoop and Spark at OSC.

Register for the workshops at the Ohio Supercomputer Center website.


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