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Our Story

In a world where limitless information is only a few clicks away, we believe computing should be just as accessible. 

Our Story

Our History and Vision

In the early 2000s, when smartphones made information accessible anywhere, we had an epiphany: what if you could access supercomputers from anywhere, too? Many years later, this simple idea still guides the work of Open OnDemand, an open-source web portal run by researchers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and supported by contributors around the world. Our technology has enabled hundreds of institutions to expand access to their supercomputers, transforming the way countless students, researchers, and industry professionals work and learn.

Open OnDemand Timeline

Our Team

Meet the brains who keep Open OnDemand performing at 10^18 FLOPS. 

Alan Chalker

Alan Chalker


Alan Chalker, Ph.D., is Director of Strategic Programs at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), as well as Director of Awesim, OSC’s industry outreach program. In this role he is responsible for all non-academic client relationships for OSC. He also coordinates the preparation and submission of many of the center’s grant proposals and manages a variety of smaller research projects, serving as the PI or co-PI on several funded programs at any given time, including OSC's widely adopted Open OnDemand platform.

Dave Hudak

Dave Hudak


David E. Hudak, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). He previously was OSC's director of supercomputer services and program director for cyber infrastructure and software development. His research interests include high-level languages for parallel computing, HPC software engineering and network protocol design.


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