News Articles

PATh Facility hardware

Advancing computational throughput of NSF funded projects with the PATh Facility

Since 2022, the Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh) Facility has provided dedicated high throughput computing (HTC) capacity to researchers nationwide. Following a year of expansion, here’s a look into the researchers’ work and how it has been enabled by the PATh Facility.

Salish Kootenai College in Montana

Tribal College and CHTC pursue opportunities to expand computing education and infrastructure

Salish Kootenai College and CHTC take steps toward bringing underrepresented communities to cyberinfrastructure.

From left to right, Senior Bioinformaticist of the Institute for Comparative Genomics Apurva Narechania, Research Computing Facilitator Rachel Lombardi, and Bioinformatics Specialist Dean Bobo at the AMNH.

The American Museum of Natural History Ramps Up Education on Research Computing

With a multi-day workshop, the museum strives to expand the scale of its educational and training services by bringing additional computing capacity resources to New York-area researchers and tapping into the power of high throughput computing (HTC).

Emile working in the server room

The Pelican Project: Building a universal plug for scientific data-sharing

Advancing Open Science: The Pelican Project’s Pursuit of Universal Data Accessibility

facilitation team introducing htc to students

CHTC Launches First Introductory Workshop on HTC and HPC

On November 8, CHTC hosted a hands-on workshop for researchers new to high throughput computing (HTC) or high performance computing (HPC).

Group photo of those involved with the 2023 HTCondor European Workshop

HTCondor European Workshop returns for ninth year in Orsay, France

The ninth 2023 HTCondor European Workshop occurred in Orsay, France, September 19-22

CDIS Building Render

Construction Commences on CHTC's Future Home in New CDIS Building

On April 25th, UW-Madison broke ground on the new School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences and CHTC’s new home.

Headshot of Hannah Cheren

Get To Know Student Communications Specialist Hannah Cheren

During her two year tenure with the Morgridge Institute for Research - Research Computing lab, Hannah Cheren made significant science writing contributions and along the way changed the direction of her life.

Image of a server room by Elias from Pixabay.

The CHTC Philosophy of High Throughput Computing – A Talk by Greg Thain

HTCondor Core Developer Greg Thain spoke to UW faculty and researchers about research computing and the missions and goals of the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC).

Image of Todd T taking a selfie with a tropical beach in the background.

Get To Know Todd Tannenbaum

Staff profile of the HTCSS Software Lead, Todd Tannenbaum.

Christina Koch presenting to Kaiping Chen's class.

CHTC Leads High Throughput Computing Demonstrations

Students and researchers acquire high-throughput computing knowhow from CHTC led demonstrations.

Record Number of Cores in OSPool

OSPool's Growing Number of Cores Reaching New Levels

Campuses contributing to the capacity of the OSPool led to record breaking number of cores this December, 2022. On December 9th, the OSPool, which provides computing resources to researchers across the country, crossed the 70,000 cores line –– for the very first time.

Staff and researchers from the OSG User School 2022.

OSG User School 2022 Researchers Present Inspirational Lightning Talks

The OSG User School student lightning talks showcased their research, inspiring all the event participants.

Research Computing Facilitators Christina Koch (left) and Rachel Lombardi (right).

CHTC Facilitation Innovations for Research Computing

After adding Research Computing Facilitators in 2013-2014, CHTC has expanded its reach to support researchers in all disciplines interested in using large-scale computing to support their research through the shared computing capacity offered by the CHTC.

Conference Room

High-throughput computing: Fostering data science without limits

The Center for High-Throughput Computing (CHTC), a joint partnership of UW-Madison School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences and the Morgridge Institute, sees this onslaught of data and says: Bring it on.

HPCwire 2022 Readers' Choice Awards - Best use of HPC in the Cloud ( Use Case )

UW–Madison's Icecube Neutrino Observatory Wins HPCwire Award

The UW-Madison Center for High Throughput Computing’s (CHTC) collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory received recognition with the HPCwire 2022 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Use of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the Cloud (Use Case).

Pool Record Banner

Over 240,000 CHTC Jobs Hit Record Daily Capacity Consumption

The Center for High Throughput (CHTC) users continue to be hard at work smashing records with high throughput computational workloads. On October 20th, more than 240,000 jobs completed that day, reporting a total consumption of more than 710,000 core hours. This is equivalent to the capacity of 30,000 cores running non-stop for 24 hours.

The colors on the chart correspond to the total number of core hours – nearly 884,000 – utilized by researchers at participating universities on PATh Facility hardware located at SDSC.

PATh Extends Access to Diverse Set of High Throughput Computing Research Programs

UCSD announces the new PATh Facility and discusses its impact on science.

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

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

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

Christina Koch stands with NIAID students attending the OSG user school.

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

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.

Retirements and New Beginnings: The Transition to Tokens

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.

Image of all OSPool Contributors in past month

OSPool Hits Record Number of Jobs

The OSPool processed over 2.6 million jobs during the week of April 14th - 17th this year and ran over half a million jobs on two separate days that week.

PATh Facility hardware

Introducing the PATh Facility: A Unique Distributed High Throughput Computing Service

Researchers can now request credits on the PATh Facility, the PATh project’s new service intended for distributed high throughput computing workflows supporting NSF science.

Collage of photos from HTCondor Week

A Long-Awaited Reunion: HTCondor Week 2022 in Photos

HTCondor Week 2022 featured over 40 exciting talks, tutorials, and research spotlights focused on the HTCondor Software Suite (HTCSS). Sixty-three attendees reunited in Madison, Wisconsin for the long-awaited in-person meeting, and 111 followed the action virtually on Zoom.

HTCondor Week Image

HTCondor Week 2022 Concludes

Thank you to all in-person and virtual participants in HTCondor Week 2022. Over the course of the event we had over 40 talks spanning tutorials, applications and science domains using HTCSS. We hope to see you next year!

Connor Natzke awarded David Swanson Memorial Award

Connor Natzke was awarded the 2022 David Swanson Memorial Award at the March OSG All-Hands Meeting. The memorial was established to honor our late colleage David Swanson who contributed to campus research across the country.

Celebrating a dynamic OSG All-Hands Meeting 2022

In March, 251 OSG users, resource providers, and staff convened virtually for the OSG All-Hands Meeting 2022. This article provides a brief summary of the talks and discussions that took place, and includes links to the video recordings of all talks.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Awardees Contribute Over 349 Million Core Hours in Last 12 Months

Campus Cyberinfrastructure Award Recipients Power the OSG and contributed over 349 million core hours to researchers using distributed high throughput computing (dHTC).

Graph showing upward trend of OSG core usage

OSPool Usage Hits Daily Record

Researchers utilizing the OSPool are racking up record-breaking numbers. On June 8, the OSPool, which provides computing resources to researchers across the country, went over 1.1 million core hours –– a daily record number. To put this in perspective, one million core hours is equivalent to using 42 thousand cores in just one day. That is close to half the size of some large supercomputing centers. In short, an increasing number of researchers are utilizing the OSG to carry out an incredible amount of computing.

Register Now for the February 8-9 Campus Workshop

Save the date and register now for another Campus Workshop on distributed high-throughput computing (dHTC) February 8-9 offered by the Parternship to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh).

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.

High Throughput Computing Powers Covid Genetic Sequencing

MADISON - David O’Connor, professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, reports that recent advances in genetic sequencing of viruses makes it possible to track the spread of SARS-CoV-2 throughout communities in Wisconsin.

National Science Foundation establishes a partnership to advance throughput computing

MADISON — Recognizing the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s leadership role in research computing, the National Science Foundation announced this month that the Madison campus will be home to a five-year, $22.5 million initiative to advance high-throughput computing.

High Throughput Computing in Support of Science

The high throughput computing capabilities provided by HTCondor and the OSG Consortium’s Fabric of Services have a rich history of advancing all domains of research. From detecting gravitational waves caused by ancient black hole collisions, to hunting viral variants of COVID-19 –– browse the collection of articles below to discover just what’s possible with high throughput computing.