OSG’s Support for Campus Cyberinfrastructure Proposals and Awardees

The National Science Foundation Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program (NSF 22-582) invests in coordinated campus and regional-level cyberinfrastructure improvements and innovation. The 2022 solicitation has two program areas, both of which explicitly mention and encourage the use of OSG services to meet requirements.

The NSF supports awards in 2 CC* program areas:

  • Data Storage awards, which mention the OSG Open Science Data Federation, encouraging responses that would add data origins or caches at campuses
  • Regional Computing awards, in which the NSF strongly encourages joining PATh, and using our services to contribute to the Open Science Pool

Let OSG Help with your CC* Proposal

The Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh), which develops technologies and operates services for the OSG, has significant experience working with CC* applicants and awardees, and offering letters of support and consulting for:

  • Sharing data with authorized users via the Open Science Data Federation (OSDF)
  • Bringing the power of high throughput computing via the OSPool to your researchers
  • Gathering science drivers and planning local computing resources
  • Meeting CC*-required resource sharing as specified in (NSF 22-582), and other options for integrating with the OSG Consortium
  • Providing connections to help with data storage systems for shared inter-campus or intra-campus resources
  • Building regional computing networks
  • Developing science gateways to utilize high throughput computing via the OSPool

CC* applicants are encouraged to email OSG Support with questions or requests for letters of support regarding their CC* proposal.

OSG’s active support of CC* Awardees

Our experienced and friendly team of engineers and facilitators is dedicated to supporting system engineers and campus research groups. This team provides networking, computing and data storage consulting in support of proposals, providing expertise and guidance.

Post award, these teams continue their support to ensure smooth integration and onboarding into the OSPool or OSDF. The facilitation team also provides extensive support to researchers with regular training, weekly office hours, documentation, videos and more.

OSG supported Colleges and Universities contributing via the CC* program:

CC* Campus impact on Open Science

The OSG Consortium has been working with CC* campuses pre and post award for several years. These campuses have made significant contributions in support of science, both on their own campus and for the entire country.

Computing

In the last year, twenty-two campuses contributed over 235 million core hours to researchers via the OSPool (April 2021 - March 2022). These contributions supported more than 230 research groups, campuses, multi-campus collaborations, and gateways, and in fields of study ranging from the medicine to economics, and from genomics to physics. Every month, OSG services help additional campuses to support open science by sharing their resources via the OSPool.

Data Storage

As of March 2022, the Open Science Data Federation integrates 10 data origins, making data accessible via 20 caches, 6 of which are strategically located in the R&E network backbone. The CC* solicitation of 2022 (NSF 22-582) encourages responses that would add data origins or caches at campuses.