PATh provides services and technologies for distributed high-throughput computing (dHTC)!
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.
OSG User School Concludes July 29, 2022
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.
Cody Messick, a Postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working for the LIGO lab, describes LIGO’s use of HTCondor to search for new gravitational wave sources.
Retirements and New Beginnings: The Transition to Tokens July 21, 2022
May 1, 2022 officially marked the retirement of OSG 3.5, GridFTP, and GSI dependencies. OSG 3.6, up and running since February of 2021, is prepared for usage and took its place, relying on WebDAV and bearer tokens.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.