COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University will get $141,000 in state funds to help support university research on computers thanks to State Controlling Board approval Monday, state Rep. Michael Stinziano said.
"I am very pleased that The Ohio State University will receive this critical funding that will enable it to continue to do cutting-edge research," said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat.
The state award is part of the so-called Action Fund, which allows Ohio's universities to compete more effectively for federal or other peer-reviewed research support by providing matching funds for university research proposals that include capital equipment or facilities.
According to state records, the OSU Action Fund project is titled "Infrastructure for Energy-Aware High Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Analytics on Heterogeneous Systems."
The project will acquire equipment that will help Ohio stay competitive in the field of information technology. The total cost of the project is $1,181,481.00 which will take a combination of state funds, local funds and $899,481.00 in a National Science Foundation award to acquire the equipment. The equipment will be housed in the Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC) at OSU. The HPC equipment will increase collaboration between Department of Computer Science and Engineering, according to state records.
Made up of six state lawmakers and a representative of the governor's office, the State Controlling Board has the final say on some of the state's large spending projects.