2015 OSG All-Hands Meeting: Agenda and Registration

~ Clementine Jones

The 2015 Open Science Grid all-hands meeting (Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27, 2015) draft agenda is now available! Click here to see the agenda. Please note that the timetable is provisional at this stage and subject to change, but we hope it will help as you begin to plan your trip. Register now! The deadline is Monday, March …

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SoyKB helps improve a vital food source

~ Greg Moore

Soybeans are second only to corn as a U.S. agricultural commodity. However, there has been limited soybean research over the past few decades, according to Dong Xu, James C. Dowell Professor and chair of the computer science department at the University of Missouri (MU) and one of the principal investigators for a project called SoyKB. Five years ago, researchers affiliated …

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Catching up with GlueX

~ Greg Moore

In spring 2014 the GlueX collaboration, a group pursuing physics using photon beams at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Virginia, carried out their second data challenge on the Open Science Grid (OSG), and by October they were undertaking their first "commissioning" run. This winter seemed an appropriate time, therefore, to follow up on our February 2013 …

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(Re-)Introducing the New OSG Executive Director - Frank Würthwein

~ Frank Würthwein

Dear OSG Colleagues, I am honored to be taking over the responsibility of executive director from Lothar Bauerdick. As many of you know, I have a long history of participation in OSG – being the first council chair at the creation of the Consortium ten years ago. Since then I have enjoyed working with many of you via a variety …

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Statement from the Previous OSG Executive Director, Lothar Bauerdick

~ Lothar Bauerdick

Dear OSG Colleagues, I was recently appointed as the U.S. CMS Operations Program Manager, starting on January 1, and thus I have stepped down as OSG executive director. Following my new appointment, I discussed with the Executive Team (ET) how to transition on a short timescale. The ET recommended for Frank Würthwein to step in as executive director for the …

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OSG Council Meeting Report: January

~ Ruth Pordes

At the OSG Council meeting in January, we endorsed the transition in executive director between Lothar Bauerdick and Frank Würthwein, two of the original founders of the OSG, as well as the addition of Rob Gardner, another leading contributor from the beginning, to the executive team. The Council much appreciates the contributions of all these individuals and their long-standing and …

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An easier on-ramp to the OSG

~ Chander Sehgal

A key goal in the Open Science Grid (OSG) is to increase the access to distributed high-throughput computing (DHTC) for researchers at U.S. campuses. OSG is a powerful sharing ecosystem that enables research communities to access and share computing resources in flexible ways, but there can be a steep learning curve for those not already familiar with DHTC. To lower …

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Opportunistic Resources Report for December 2014/January 2015

~ OpenScienceGrid

  Opportunistic Resources provided by the top 10 OSG Sites for the OSG Open Facility (2014-12-01 - 2015-1-31). Site Institution (ORG) Recent Period Rank Recent Period Hours Prior Period Rank Prior Period Hours USCMS-FNAL-WC1 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (USCMS Tier 1) 1 3,605,008 1 4,541,834 UCSDT2 University of California San Diego (USCMS Tier 2) 2 3,298,208 2 2,757,073 CIT_CMS_T2 California …

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