Updated 2021-12-24

The Open Science Grid

The Open Science Grid (OSG) is a nationally-funded consortium of computing resources at more than one hundred institutional partners that, together, offer a strategic advantage for computing work that can be run as numerous short tasks.

OSG Connect and OSPool

Available to all researchers affiliated with a U.S. institution, OSG Connect is the portal to run jobs on the OSPool, an OSG service that provides access to shared computing and data resources using distributed high-throughput computing on aggregated resources from around the country.

For more details about using the OSPool via OSG Connect, see our short guide or attend a PACE OSG Orientation session.

Open Science Grid at Georgia Tech

Dr. Mehmet Belgin and Semir Sarajlic of PACE, in collaboration with Drs. Laura Cadonati, Nepomuk Otte, and Ignacio Taboada of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA), was awarded $400k through the NSF award number OAC-1925541 as part of the CC* program to extend the Open Science Grid at Georgia Tech with the deployment of the Buzzard, an OSG cluster. The main features of the proposal are:

  • Providing a centralized OSG support structure to Georgia Tech researchers, who can benefit from HTC, with an option to invest their research funding directly into OSG;
  • Providing new GPU resources that are currently in high demand in OSG for large-scale, highly-parallelized computing; and
  • Growing OSG’s data federation with the addition of the first “StashCache” service in the southeastern United States to enable fast, convenient access to large data sets.

To learn more about this local resource, please see our Buzzard documentation.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number 1925541. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.