SAVE THE DATE! 2015 OSG All-hands Meeting: March 23 to March 27 at Northwestern University, IL

~ Clementine Jones

The 2015 Open Science Grid All-hands meeting will be held at Northwestern University’s (NU) Evanston campus, Illinois, from Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, 2015. The event will be sponsored by NU’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the NU Office for Research, NUIT (Northwestern University Information Technology), and CIERA (the NU Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in …

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2014 OSG User School Report

~ Tim Cartwright

The 2014 OSG User School was held at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW-Madison) on July 7–10. This year we hosted 25 participants, mostly graduate students from a wide variety of programs around the United States and Puerto Rico, including physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, entomology (a first for the OSG User School), statistics and food science. Generally, participants were selected by …

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Managing access to your virtual organization’s resources

~ Von Welch

Determining who is a member of your virtual organization (VO) and who can access and use its resources is a critical area known as identity management. As Mine Altunay wrote in August, OSG is evolving its identity management strategy, adapting to a number of technological changes and increased understanding of the requirements. The eXtreme Scale Identity Management (XSIM) project at …

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2014 African Grid School in Dakar, Senegal

~ OpenScienceGrid

Please click here to read the "inside IU Bloomington" article about Rob Quick's and Kyle Gross's participation in the 2014 African Grid School, held at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.    

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Report on the LHCOPN/LHCONE Meeting

~ Shawn McKee

Image Credit LHCOPN: Guillaume Cessieux, CERN Image Credit LHCONE: Artur Barczyk, CERN On September 15-16, 2014, the University of Michigan and the ATLAS Great Lakes Tier-2 center hosted the most recent LHCOPN (LHC Optical Private Network) / LHCONE (LHC Open Network Environment) meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, bringing together physicists, network engineers and network researchers to discuss issues and plans …

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Welcome to new OSG staff member, Balamurugan Desinghu

~ OpenScienceGrid

Dr. Balamurugan Desinghu joined the Computation Institute (CI) at the University of Chicago as a scientific computing consultant in August 2014. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his postdoctoral training from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Houston and Tulane University. He has research expertise in molecular dynamics simulations, electronic structure …

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And welcome to OSG staff member Emelie Harstad

~ David Swanson

Dr. Emelie Harstad started working with OSG User Support this summer, 2014. She joined the Holland Computing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln last summer, 2013, as an applications engineer, helping users from physics to medical sciences to deploy high-throughput codes. Before that, she received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Oregon on work that was part of …

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A belated welcome to OSG staff member Marian Zvada

~ David Swanson

The OSG team at the Holland Computing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (HCC-UNL) is happy to (belatedly) introduce Marian Zvada, who has worked 50% with OSG Software and Technology since last year. Prior to working at HCC-UNL, Marian worked at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, supporting the CMS experiment as site manager of the largest Tier-1 center of …

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Using high-throughput computing to evaluate post-Katrina rebuilding grants

~ Greg Moore

High-throughput computing and the Open Science Grid (OSG) can be as critical to research in the social sciences as in other fields. In the last of our series of three interviews with University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) social science researchers, we talk with Jesse Gregory, who has used the power of the OSG to revolutionize his work. Jesse Gregory (photo courtesy …

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