Clemson University’s Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration group (CITI) will host the annual Open Science Grid All Hands Meeting from March 14-18 at the Madren Conference Center.

Open Science Grid (OSG), sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy, is a freely accessible distributed computing resource for scientific calculations designed to handle a large number of computational tasks. OSG provides common service and support for resource providers and scientific institutions using a distributed fabric of high throughput computational services, and provides software and services to users and resource providers alike to enable the opportunistic sharing of resources.

Clemson University has been working with OSG on providing seamless access to the OSG resources for Clemson researchers. OSG has been recently integrated into the Palmetto cluster for sending and receiving high throughput jobs using the OSG framework.

Speakers for this year include Dr. Alex Feltus, Associate Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson, who has been using the Open Science Grid for millions of compute hours since its integration with the Clemson Palmetto cluster in 2015 and will give a keynote science topical address on Wednesday, March 16.  Dr. Jerry Tessendorf, Professor of Visual Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson and winner of a 2008 Academy Award for his work in animation, will also speak.  NSF’s Division Director for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, Irene Qualters, will also be a featured speaker at the event.

Topics for this year’s OSG All Hands Meeting include an overview of the Open Science Grid and the research it supports, usability challenges and solutions for distributed high throughput computing applications, training and education, broadening participation and more.

The program this year has been expanded to include hands-on workshops for advanced cyberinfrastructure providers and scientific user communities accessing the shared resources connected by the OSG. As has been the custom, the 2016 OSG AHM will be co-located with the U.S. Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN) computing facility meetings.

For an agenda and more information, please visit the Meeting website at http://citi.clemson.edu/osg-ahm-2016/workshop.