OSG Site Documentation¶
If you are a researcher interested in accessing OSG resources, please consult our user documentation instead.
The Open Science Grid (OSG) provides common service and support for resource providers and scientific institutions (i.e., "sites") using a distributed fabric of high throughput computational services. The OSG does not own resources but provides software and services to users and resource providers alike to enable the opportunistic usage and sharing of resources.
This documentation aims to provide HTC/HPC system administrators with the necessary information to contribute resources to the OSG.
Contributing to the OSG¶
We offer two models for sites to contribute resources to OSG users: one where the OSG hosts and maintains resource provisioning services for OSG users; and the traditional model where the site hosts and maintains these same services. In both of these cases, the following will be needed:
- An existing compute cluster running on a supported operating system with a supported batch system: Grid Engine, HTCondor, LSF, PBS Pro/Torque, or Slurm.
- Outbound network connectivity from your cluster's worker nodes
- Temporary scratch space on each worker node
Don't meet the requirements?
If your site does not meet the above conditions, please contact us to discuss your options for contributing to the OSG.
To contribute computational resources with OSG-hosted services, your site will also need the following:
- Allow SSH access to your local cluster's login host from a known IP address
- Shared home directories on each cluster node
If you are interested in OSG-hosted services, please contact us for a consultation, even if your site does not meet the conditions as outlined above!
If you are interested in contributing resources by hosting your own OSG services, please continue with the site planning page.