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PATh provides services and technologies for distributed high-throughput computing (dHTC)!

For Researchers

New! Complementing our technologies and services, PATh has dedicated compute resources in the PATh facility. Apply for compute credits now!

US-affiliated projects can use an OSG-Connect Access Point to harness the capacity of the Open Science Pool.

For Organizations

Build local HTC capacity with the HTCondor Software Suite. Share computing capacity, data, and software between collaborators and even across continents. Connect or contribute campus computing and data resources into the US national cyberinfrastructure via OSG. Contact us at [email protected] to collaborate on the right options for your desired outcomes.



Solving for the future: Investment, new coalition levels up research computing infrastructure at UW–Madison

Image from the original article posted by the UW–⁠Madison Information Technology department.

Summary of Corissa Runde’s article from the UW-Madison Department of Information Technology website.

NIAID/ACE students attend this year’s OSG User School 2022

This past July, the OSG User School 2022 welcomed students from across the globe to learn how to use high-throughput computing (HTC) in their scientific research.

This year five students from Makerere University in Uganda and the University Of Sciences, Techniques, and Technologies of Bamako in Mali, Africa, participated as a part of The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the African Centers for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Data-Intensive Science (ACE) partnership program.

OSG User School Concludes

After a week of participating in the OSG User School 60+ students are being released to use impact research across the globe. In this one week event, students learn to run large-scale computing workloads at their campus or using the national-scale OSPool provided by the OSG Consortium.


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 OSG.

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.

Credit Accounts

The Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh) project is funded by the NSF to advance High Throughput Computing (HTC) and its impact on research and education. To achieve this goal, PATh operates a fabric of capacity services that ranges from Research Computing Facilitation, to Access Points capable of managing distributed HTC workloads. Starting January 2022, PATh will add to its fabric of services support for capacity credit accounts.

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.

PATh’s Support for Research Computing and the CC* Program

Our project – the Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh) – is funded by the NSF to facilitate sharing of research computing capabilities across campuses. As such it is aligned with the vision of the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) (NSF 22-582) program. We provide state-of-the-art opensource software tools, dependable services, and facilitation to translate the power of research computing into advances in education and scientific discovery.