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PATh Facility hardware

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

June 1, 2022

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

Computer rendering of DNA. Image credit: Sangharsh Lohakare (@sangharsh_l) on Unsplash.

The role of HTC in advancing population genetics research

June 1, 2022

Postdoctoral researcher Parul Johri uses OSG services, the HTCondor Software Suite, and the population genetics simulation program SLiM to investigate historical patterns of genetic variation.

Collage of photos from HTCondor Week

A Long-Awaited Reunion: HTCondor Week 2022 in Photos

June 1, 2022

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.

Simulated image of Sagittarius A* black hole. Image library credit: EHT Theory Working Group, CK Chan.

High-throughput computing as an enabler of black hole science

May 12, 2022

The stunning new image of a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way was created by eight telescopes, 300 international astronomers and more than 5 million computational tasks. This Morgridge Institute article describes how the Wisconsin-based Open Science Pool helped make sense of it all.

An aerial view of Jefferson Lab. Photo courtesy of Jefferson Lab.

Expanding, uniting, and enhancing CLAS12 computing with OSG’s fabric of services

May 2, 2022

A mutually beneficial partnership between Jefferson Lab and the OSG Consortium at both the organizational and individual levels has delivered a prolific impact for the CLAS12 Experiment.

The GRIFFIN Spectrometer. (Image credit: Kirk Chantraine, TRIUMF Photowalk 2018).

Learning and adapting with OSG: Investigating the strong nuclear force

April 25, 2022

David Swanson Memorial Award winner, Connor Natzke’s journey with the OSG Consortium began in 2019 as a student of the OSG User School. Today, nearly three years later, Natzke has executed 600,000 simulations with the help of OSG staff and prior OSG programming. These simulations, each of them submitted as a job, logged over 135,000 core hours provided by the Open Science Pool (OSPool). Natzke’s history with the OSG Consortium reflects a pattern of learning, adapting, and improving that translates to the acceleration and expansion of scientific discovery.

Cows Feeding with ML overlay

Machine Learning and Image Analyses for Livestock Data

February 22, 2022

In this presentation from HTCondor Week 2021, Joao Dorea from the Digital Livestock Lab explains how high-throughput computing is used in the field of animal and dairy sciences.

Floating and Glowing Brain

Harnessing HTC-enabled precision mental health to capture the complexity of smoking cessation

December 16, 2021

Collaborating with CHTC research computing facilitation staff, UW-Madison researcher Gaylen Fronk is using HTC to improve cigarette cessation treatments by accounting for the complex differences among patients.

Satellite image collage graphic

Protecting ecosystems with HTC

November 9, 2021

Researchers at the USGS are using HTC to pinpoint potential invasive species for the United States.

Newspaper spread

Centuries of newspapers are now easily searchable thanks to HTCSS

October 26, 2021

BAnQ's digital collections team recently used HTCSS to tackle their largest computational endeavor yet –– completing text recognition on all newspapers in their digital archives.

Liquid Handler

Scaling virtual screening to ultra-large virtual chemical libraries

August 19, 2021

Kicking off the OSG User School Showcase, Spencer Ericksen, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Carbone Cancer Center, described how high throughput computing (HTC) has made his work in early-stage drug discovery infinitely more scalable.

Brain Model

Using HTC for a simulation study on cross-validation for model evaluation in psychological science

August 19, 2021

During the OSG School Showcase, Hannah Moshontz, a postdoctoral fellow at UW-Madison’s Department of Psychology, described her experience of using high throughput computing (HTC) for the very first time, when taking on an entirely new project within the field of psychology.

Proton-proton collision

Antimatter: Using HTC to study very rare processes

August 19, 2021

Anirvan Shukla, a User School participant in 2016, spoke at this year's Showcase about how high throughput computing has transformed his research of antimatter in the last five years.

How to Transfer 460 Terabytes? A File Transfer Case Study

January 15, 2021

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.

For neuroscientist Chris Cox, the OSG helps process mountains of data

February 20, 2017

Whether exploring how the brain is fooled by fake news or explaining the decline of knowledge in dementia, cognitive neuroscientists like Chris Cox are relying more on high-throughput computing resources like the Open Science Pool to understand how the brain makes sense of information.