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Using the OSG to plan for an electron-ion collider at Brookhaven

In a paper explaining the scientific goals for a new high-energy electron-ion collider (EIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the authors use the phrase, “understanding the glue that binds us all.” One of the co-authors, Liang Zheng, a Ph.D. candidate at Central China Normal University on an exchange program at Brookhaven, explains it this way: “The EIC is a project to …

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March/April 2014: Record Number of CPU Hours Delivered by the OSG

During the four weeks beginning March 20, 2014, the OSG delivered an average of 17.1 million CPU hours per week. The first three weeks were all-time records for hours delivered, with a peak week (Apr/3-10) of 17.790 million CPU hours. The peak week was characterized by unusually large usage by non-LHC Virtual Organizations (VOs). In particular, the OSG and GlueX …

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OSG and Network Awareness

As some of you may know, the OSG project has added networking as a focus area over the last two years. Why is this important to OSG? Two main reasons: 1) networks are the basis of OSG, tying computing and storage resources to scientists and 2) network problems can be very difficult to find and fix. The OSG Networking area …

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Steffen Luitz wins the first High-Throughput Computing Challenge!

  The first ever OSG High-Throughput Computing (HTC) Challenge was held at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on the second day of the April 2014 OSG All-Hands Meeting. Competitors battled each other to complete a genomics analysis using the application bowtie2 and real genomes. The genomes ranged in size from tiny eukaryotes all the way to the drosophila melanogaster genome …

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Open Science Grid at Fermilab

Click here to see Chander Sehgal's article "Open Science Grid at Fermilab" in Fermilab Today from Wednesday, April 23.

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New member of the OSG user support team

Bo Jayatilaka is a physicist with Fermilab’s Scientific Computing Division who joined the OSG user support team as a production analyst in March of this year. Prior to working at Fermilab, Bo was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University conducting research at the CDF and ATLAS experiments. Since starting as an employee at Fermilab in 2012, he has worked on …

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