Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing


PATh brings together the Center for High Throughput Computing and the Open Science Grid in order to advance the nation’s campuses and science communities through the use of distributed High Throughput Computing.

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Submit Locally, Run Globally

The PATh project offers technologies and services that enable researchers to harness through a single interface, and from the comfort of their “home directory”, computing capacity offered by a global and diverse collection of resources. Learn more about how researchers leverage Access Points offered by PATh to support their high throughput computational needs.

Recent News

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Awardees Contribute Over 292 Core Hours in 2020

Campus Cyberinfrastructure Award Recipients Power the Open Science Grid and contributed over 292 million core hours to researchers using distributed high throughput computing (dHTC).

How to Transfer 460 Terabytes? A File Transfer Case Study

When Greg Daues at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) needed to transfer 460 Terabytes of NCSA files from the National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) in Lyon, France to Urbana, Illinois, for a project they were working with FNAL, CC-IN2P3 and the Rubin Data Production team, he turned to the HTCondor High Throughput system, not to run computationally intensive jobs, as many do, but to manage the hundreds of thousands of I/O bound transfers.


Software Development

The Software Development Team supports, sustains, and enhances the HTCondor Software Suite (HTCSS) to enable the potential of distributed High Throughput Computing. This suite of software tools includes HTCondor, components to build both on-premise HTCondor compute clusters for use by independent academic, commercial, and government campuses, and components to support the federation of processing and data resources across the Open Science Grid.

Facilitation Services

Facilitation Services leverage the CHTC-pioneered principles of Research Computing Facilitation to accelerate dHTC uptake by campus researchers and collaborations via the Open Science Federation and OSG Connect, and by campuses and other organizations interested in advancing their own dHTC and dHTC Facilitation capabilities.

Global Infrastructure Laboratory

PATh is committed to openness in the science and institutions we support, in innovation of technologies and methodologies, and in interfaces to the broader ecosystem of NSF-funded CI services, especially as the fabric of coordination services evolves. To facilitate ingestion of ideas into HTCSS, and services into FoCaS, the Global Infrastructure Lab (GIL) tests and evaluate infrastructure software from inside and outside the partnership.

Production Services

The Production Services team, as part of the Fabric of Capacity Services (FoCaS), maintains services essential to delivering science on the Open Science Grid. The Compute Management services allow for sharing of computing resources, provisioning pools of computing resources, job execution management. Data Management services provide for serving and pre-placing data in support of workflows. Additionally, services such as identity management, monitoring, and accounting enhance and secure the fabric.