Shailesh Chandrasekharan

Exploring the origins of mass using fermions and the Open Science Grid

~ Greg Moore

Duke University Associate Professor of Physics Shailesh Chandrasekharan and his graduate student Venkitesh Ayyar are using the Open Science Grid (OSG) to tackle notoriously difficult problems in quantum systems. These quantum systems are the physical systems of our universe, being investigated at the fundamental level where elemental units carrying energy behave according to the laws of quantum mechanics. In many …

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Report from the 2015 OSG All-Hands Meeting

~ Clementine Jones

Springtime snowfall notwithstanding, over 150 people attended various days between Monday, March 23 and Friday, March 27 of the 2015 Open Science Grid All-Hands meeting, held this year at the Kellogg School of Management’s Allen Center at Northwestern University (NU). The OSG would like to thank Professor Kristian Hahn and Pamela Villalovoz at Northwestern for organizing it. The high quality …

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 High-Throughput Computing Challenge!

~ OpenScienceGrid

1st Place: Balamurugan Desinghu and Judith Stephen from the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago 2nd Place: Majid Arabgol from Purdue University 3rd Place: Kenyi Paolo Hurtado Anampa from the University of Notre Dame To see more details about the challenge, click here. Thank you to all the participants and we hope you had fun. If anyone has suggestions …

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Addition to the OSG bylaws

~ Bodhitha Jayatilaka

One of the core missions of the Open Science Grid is increasing access to distributed high-throughput computing (DHTC) to US-funded researchers. This mission is accomplished, in part, through making opportunistic computing cycles (cycles that might otherwise remain idle) available to users other than site owners. To acknowledge the importance of this aspect of the OSG, the OSG Council unanimously endorsed …

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OSG Executive Director report from AAAS 2015 meeting

~ Frank Würthwein

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, held this year in San Jose, CA, included a panel entitled "From the Grid to the Cloud: Computing for Big (and Small) Science” on Saturday, February 14 . During this panel, experts from Europe and the U.S. across biotechnology, biological sciences, nuclear and particle physics discussed how the sharing …

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New US CMS alternate member of the Council: Gregory Snow

~ OpenScienceGrid

Gregory Snow founded the experimental high-energy physics group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 1993. The group has played leading roles in the DZero experiment at Fermilab’s Tevatron, the CMS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. Snow spent a five-year period as the Associate Dean for Research in UNL’s College of …

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OSG Annual Report: March 2015

~ OpenScienceGrid

Click to read the OSG Annual Report for 2015.

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Opportunistic Resources Report for February/March 2015

~ OpenScienceGrid

This table displays the top cycle providers of OSG Opportunistic Resources for February and March 2015. The table ranks OSG sites by opportunistic hours provided during the period (February and March), along with the ranking for the previous period of two months (December and January). Nebraska has taken the top spot for this period surpassing the FNAL USCMS Tier 1 …

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