This years All-Hands event hosted 38 talks from researchers, collaborators and OSG executives on their contributions towards bringing OSG into 2022.
State of OSG
Miron Livny welcomes participants and speakers to this year's virtual OSG All Hands Meeting event and provides a quick outline of the PATh project and its impacts in recent years.
In this presentation, Frank Wuerthwein discusses the goals of the OSG Consortium to further the advancement of all open science. Wuerthwein further defines the OSG vision to create access to an open cyberinfrastructure for all and push forward democratized access across the nation. There is a brief overview of concepts such as compute research pools, the OSG Data Federation, data origins, and global namespaces. Additionally, there’s an in-depth discussion about the Open Science Pool community.
In this overview of PATh facilities, Brian Bockelman describes technologies, services, and resources. Access points are defined, such as OSG Connect, and they serve as a portal to different research pools. Bockelman discusses the Open Science Pool (OSPool) and breaks down the dividing process of opportunistic or donated resources within the OSPool. Additionally, there is a clarification on credit accounts and a snapshot of plans with the PATh facility.
Democratizing Access to Cyberinfrastructure
Kevin Thompson breaks down the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) priorities and provides a general foundation overview. It also reveals several outside organizations that will assist with implementing NSF visions to improve community access to cyberinfrastructure. NSF has goals to support various allocations and explore and develop models for increased support to democratize access.
Campus Services and Perspectives
Overview of OSG services such as compute resource pools, access points, and compute entry points. Frank and Lauren discuss the process of receiving access to these services, how they work, and regular user training sessions. The functionality of OSG services is practical and flexible for individual and campus needs.
West Texas A&M University has a strong need for HPC for research and educational needs. This institution is a considerably rural Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with data-intensive science drivers that would benefit from high-performance computation. The institution received a CC* award to install a computer data center on campus and has connected with OSG services as a first step to closing the knowledge gap.
Bennet Fauber highlights the different University of Michigan programs that utilize OSG services, including psychology, engineering, and environmental science. There were challenges for each project –– however, newly trained students could use OSG to process portions of the large amounts of data.
Arizona State University’s research computing department examines intensive data amounts through many projects, and OSG services and training have assisted with those projects. ASU is currently project-focused on innovation in the computing sector and improving functionality and accessibility for its campus and all institutions.
Integrating a Diversity of Capacity Resources into dHTC Pools
OSG executive, Miron Livny, provides a quick refresher of computing capacities and PATh access points, which researchers can effectively harness through HTC to assist with their projects.
A list of all presentations and their included materials can be found on the event page.
- State of OSG
- Democratizing Access to Cyberinfrastructure
- Campus Services and Perspectives
- Expanding OSG Services for Campuses
- High-Performance Computing in the Texas Panhandle and beyond
- Using, and not using, OSG
- Advancing the Process of Science and Innovation at ASU with OSG
- Integrating a Diversity of Capacity Resources into dHTC Pools