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 open source software tools, dependable services, and facilitation to translate the power of research computing into advances in education and scientific discovery.

Assistance for CC* Proposals

When planning or preparing a proposal for the NSF CC* program, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about the program and the services we can provide your proposed project once awarded.

Once we agree on how the PATh project will be involved in your proposed project, we will be happy to provide a letter of commitment. Please share with us in advance the text referring to our involvement, the title of the proposal and the name of the PI.

Services to CC* Awardees

Our experienced and responsive team of engineers and facilitators is dedicated to supporting system engineers and campus research groups. This team provides helpful expertise and guidance, offering networking, computing and data storage consulting in support of proposals.

Services include:

  • Meeting CC*-required resource sharing as specified in (NSF 22-582), and other options for integrating with the OSG Consortium
  • Providing connections to help with data storage systems for shared inter-campus or intra-campus resources
  • Building regional computing networks
  • Developing science gateways to utilize high throughput computing via the OSPool
  • Sharing data with authorized users via the Open Science Data Federation (OSDF)
  • Bringing the power of high throughput computing via the OSPool to your researchers
  • Gathering science drivers and planning local computing resources

OSG supported Colleges and Universities contributing via the CC* program:

CC* Campus impact on Open Science

The OSG Consortium has been working with CC* campuses pre and post award for several years. These campuses have made significant contributions in support of science, both on their own campus and for the entire country.

Computing

In the last year, twenty-two campuses contributed over 235 million core hours to researchers via the OSPool (April 2021 - March 2022). These contributions supported more than 230 research groups, campuses, multi-campus collaborations, and gateways, and in fields of study ranging from the medicine to economics, and from genomics to physics. Every month, OSG services help additional campuses to support open science by sharing their resources via the OSPool.

Data Storage

As of March 2022, the Open Science Data Federation integrates 10 data origins, making data accessible via 20 caches, 6 of which are strategically located in the R&E network backbone. The CC* solicitation of 2022 (NSF 22-582) encourages responses that would add data origins or caches at campuses.