OSC and OARnet 25th Anniversary


OSC and OARnet:

At the Quarter-Century Mark


In the summer of 1987, officials responded to a growing clamor across Ohio for dedicated supercomputing resources by establishing a state-funded center accessible through a statewide information network. Significant technology investments were needed to help investigators answer scientific questions, address artistic visions and spur commercial innovation. Twenty-five years later, we are taking a little time to pull together some interesting facts and fond memories from across those years for your enjoyment and edification.

Videos that provide viewers with an overview, testimonials and a timeline of HPC resources.

A set of important dates and events in the 25-year history of Ohio's supercomputing and networking organizations.

A history of the two technology organizations, broken down into six different stages of their growth and development.

A list of the various directors of the center over the past 25 years.

Acknowledgement: The material for these documents came from many, many sources, including personal interviews, OSC and OARnet newsletters and press releases, newspaper and magazine articles and various web locations, including Dr. Wayne Carlson's "A History of CGRG/ACCAD at The Ohio State University." If you have comments, corrections or contibutions for the history, please forward them to Mr. Jamie Abel, OH-TECH communications director.