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December 2016

Software developed at Ohio State powering world's fastest computer!

At the recent Supercomputing ’16 Conference, it was revealed that the MVAPICH software, created by Dr. DK Panda and the NOWLab team, is powering the fastest computer on Earth, the Sunway TaihuLight, at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China.  This system is a 10,649,600-core with a peak performance at 125.4 PetaFlops, which translates to 125 quadrillion calculations per second.  Its intended purposes are oil prospecting, life sciences, weather forecast, industrial design, and drug research.

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Multidisciplinary research aims to improve water quality, prevent future crisis

Harmful algal toxins—the culprit behind Toledo’s water crisis in August 2014—could be a thing of the past thanks to new technology being developed by Ohio State engineers.

Faculty from the College of Engineering are leading several different projects as part of the university’s Field to Faucet initiative, a water quality program launched to ensure safe drinking water while maintaining an economically productive agriculture sector.

The research projects will address ways to reduce excess nutrient runoff. One of the biggest contributors to harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes is excessive nitrogen and phosphorus from farms and cities upstream.

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Prof. Paula Mouser (right) and PhD candidate Michael Brooker test water quality in the lab.

Ohio State University and the fastest electric vehicle in the world!

After three years of battling difficult weather conditions at the Bonneville Salt Flats track, The Ohio State University’s Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 student team and driver Roger Schroer rallied to push their electric streamline vehicle to a world record two-way average top speed of 341.4 miles per hour (549.4 kilometers per hour)

The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB-3) shattered the previous world record of 307.6 mph (495 kph), set by the Ohio State-Venturi team in 2010. The new world record is pending certification by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the worldwide motorsports governing body, in Category A Group VIII Class 8.

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Median annual wage for engineering managers $132,800.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the median annual wage for engineering managers was $132,800 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $84,710, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $187,200.

Most engineering managers have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering specialty while many gain business management skills by completing a master’s degree in engineering management.

The Master of Global Engineering Leadership degree was designed for this very purpose.

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