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OSG User School 2018

Could you transform your research with vast amounts of computing?

Come spend a week at the beautiful University of Wisconsin–Madison and learn how.

During the school, July 9–13, you will learn to use high-throughput computing (HTC) systems — at your own campus or using the national Open Science Grid (OSG) — to run large-scale computing applications that are at the heart of today’s cutting-edge science. Through lectures, discussions, and lots of hands-on activities with experienced OSG staff, you will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage lots of jobs and huge datasets to implement a scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for more information and help. Take a look at the high-level curriculum and syllabus for more details.

The school is ideal for graduate students in any science or research domain where large-scale computing is a vital part of the research process, plus we will consider applications from advanced undergraduates, post-doctoral students, faculty, and staff. Students accepted to this program will receive financial support for basic travel and local costs associated with the School.

NEW: For an excellent overview of the kinds of science that has taken advantage of High Throughput Computing, see this talk by OSG’s Rob Gardner from the OSG All-Hands Meeting in March, 2018.


Applications have closed and all applicants have been notified of their status. We received a record number of applications this year, so thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic interest!

Information for Participants

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The OSG User School is part of the OSG Outreach Area — please visit that site to learn about other OSG Outreach activities.

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