OSG_blast_notes

BLAST on OSG provides a timesaving alternative for large-scale analysis

~Greg Moore The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST), an algorithm for comparing primary biological sequence information, is one of the most widely used tools in bioinformatics. The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) and the Indiana University (IU) High Throughput Computing group have been experimenting with using the Galaxy web-based user interface to submit BLAST jobs on the …

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Update to November's article on the NOvA Pilot

Please see the Ohio Supercomputer Center press release: "UC's Sousa to leverage OSC to simulate neutrino behavior."

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OSG Application and Software Installation Service (OASIS) Interoperability

~Scott Teige In April 2013 a new Grid Operations Center–operated OSG service, the OSG Application and Software Installation Service (OASIS), became operational. The service provides virtual organizations (VOs) of the OSG with a single repository for their applications that is visible at compute resources across the OSG. Similar services exist for other grid infrastructures, the European Grid Infrastructure in particular. …

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OSG PKI Survey

Dear OSG PKI User, The OSG PKI service (click here) provides the OSG user community with certificates for access to OSG services. In an attempt to provide the best service possible to our OSG PKI users we have created the following survey to get your feedback on OSG PKI Usability. OSG Operations took over this service as of March 2013, …

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lothar_bauerdick

Executive Director Endorsed for a Second Term

Lothar Bauerdick has agreed to continue in a second term as the OSG executive director. The Council has enthusiastically endorsed this commitment, expressed appreciation for Lothar's contributions to date and warmly looks forward to their continuation.

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US CMS and OSG Plans for 2014

~Burt Holzman With the New Year behind us, I would like to take a look ahead at what we have planned for 2014. LHC beam does not return until 2015, but we have plenty to do in the meantime! US CMS plans to expand the use of multicore jobs, leveraging glideinWMS (the glidein-based Workload Management System) and HTCondor to allow …

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Happy New Year from Ruth Pordes, OSG Council Chair

~Ruth Pordes OSG Council Chair Dear OSG Colleagues, 2013 was another productive and energetic year for the OSG. We have maintained and improved the production infrastructure. We have continued or started many initiatives, including working on identity management with the OSG Certificate Authority and simplifying identity usage for job execution; increasing usage by XSEDE, campus communities and other individual researchers …

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