Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio Supercomputer Center, in conjunction with The Ohio State University and Internet2, will jointly host the seventh annual Megaconference December 1, 2005. Megaconference is the world's largest simultaneous connection of Internet videoconferencing communication devices.
Columbus, Ohio (June 7, 2006) – The world’s 8th annual Megaconference has been scheduled for November 8, 2006 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (EST). Anyone in the world using H.323 Internet videoconferencing is invited to submit a proposal for what organizers are now calling “interactions,” or interactive presentations.
Dublin, Ohio (December 17, 2012) – Metro Data Center, 565 Metro Place South, will serve as a Point of Presence (PoP) for the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet).
Miami University has received 6 fiber optic strands as a gift from alumnus Robert C. Schuler, of Dublin, Ohio. The strands of fiber are part of the Loop connecting Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown and Evendale. The estimated value of the gift is more than $1 million. Miami leases 12 fiber optic strands of the Loop from the county, which are used for network communications among the university's Ohio campuses.
(December 8, 2010) - This fall, Miami University welcomed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to the stage at Millett Hall. Before greeting the Tibetan state and spiritual leader, Miami had to make certain its bandwidth could handle whatever amount of press coverage the speech might garner.
Columbus, Ohio – (December 1, 2006) – A set of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes can now be accessed remotely by researchers and commercial industries over the Internet, thanks to collaborations between the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and The Ohio State University’s Center for Accelerated Maturation of Materials (CAMM).
Columbus, Ohio (March 31, 2008) – The nation’s most advanced statewide network for education and research – OSCnet – now provides many Ohio college and university students access to an online service that allows downloading of millions of songs and videos legally and for free.
For 15 years, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Xavier University shared the Cincinnati Education and Research Fiber Ring (CERF) to support the education and research missions of their schools. When the schools learned in fall 2021 that the CERF ring would no longer be donated by their benefactor, the members reached out to OARnet for assistance.
The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) has teamed with VMware and Carahsoft to establish a distribution program. This value-added service diversifies how OARnet members can access an aggregate purchasing agreement between OARnet, the Ohio Board of Regents and VMware that provides significant discounts for software virtualization licenses.