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High-throughput computing as an enabler of black hole science

May 12, 2022

As a bedrock technology behind the Open Science Pool, the HTCondor Software Suite helped enable a major discovery by the Event Horizon Telescope Project.

Speaker line-up for HTCondor Week 2022 announced

May 9, 2022

The line-up of informative tutorials and interesting speakers for HTCondor Week 2022 has been released.

Expanding, uniting, and enhancing CLAS12 computing with OSG’s fabric of services

May 2, 2022

A mutually beneficial partnership between Jefferson Lab and the OSG Consortium at both the organizational and individual levels has delivered a prolific impact for the CLAS12 Experiment.

Learning and adapting with OSG: Investigating the strong nuclear force

April 25, 2022

David Swanson Memorial Award winner, Connor Natzke’s journey with the OSG Consortium began in 2019 as a student of the OSG User School. Today, nearly three years later, Natzke has executed 600,000 simulations with the help of OSG staff and prior OSG programming. These simulations, each of them submitted as a job, logged over 135,000 core hours provided by the Open Science Pool (OSPool). Natzke’s history with the OSG Consortium reflects a pattern of learning, adapting, and improving that translates to the acceleration and expansion of scientific discovery.

Registration for HTCondor Week 2022 now open!

March 22, 2022

Registration for HTCondor Week 2022 is open now. The registration deadline for in-person attendee is May 10, 2022, and the cost is $90 per day. For virtual-only attendance, registration is a flat $25 fee for the whole week.

Machine Learning and Image Analyses for Livestock Data

February 22, 2022

In this presentation from HTCondor Week 2021, Joao Dorea from the Digital Livestock Lab explains how high-throughput computing is used in the field of animal and dairy sciences.

Harnessing HTC-enabled precision mental health to capture the complexity of smoking cessation

December 16, 2021

Collaborating with CHTC research computing facilitation staff, UW-Madison researcher Gaylen Fronk is using HTC to improve cigarette cessation treatments by accounting for the complex differences among patients.

Protecting ecosystems with HTC

November 9, 2021

Researchers at the USGS are using HTC to pinpoint potential invasive species for the United States.

Centuries of newspapers are now easily searchable thanks to HTCSS

October 26, 2021

BAnQ's digital collections team recently used HTCSS to tackle their largest computational endeavor yet –– completing text recognition on all newspapers in their digital archives.

New HTCondor Version Scheme

September 22, 2021

Starting with HTCondor 9.2.0, HTCondor will adopt a new version scheme to facilitate quicker patch releases. The version number will still retain the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH form with slightly different meanings.

European HTCondor Workshop 2021 Next Week

September 13, 2021

The European HTCondor Workshop 2021 will be held next week, Monday Sept 20 through Friday Sept 24 as a purely online event via videoconference. It is still not too late to register - so if interested, please hurry up! Some slots for contributed presentations are still available. Please let us know about your projects, experience, plans and issues with HTCondor. It’s a way to give back to the community in return for what you received from it.

Antimatter: Using HTC to study very rare processes

August 19, 2021

Anirvan Shukla, a User School participant in 2016, spoke at this year's Showcase about how high throughput computing has transformed his research of antimatter in the last five years.

Using HTC for a simulation study on cross-validation for model evaluation in psychological science

August 19, 2021

During the OSG School Showcase, Hannah Moshontz, a postdoctoral fellow at UW-Madison’s Department of Psychology, described her experience of using high throughput computing (HTC) for the very first time, when taking on an entirely new project within the field of psychology.

Scaling virtual screening to ultra-large virtual chemical libraries

August 19, 2021

Kicking off last week’s OSG User School Showcase, Spencer Ericksen, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Carbone Cancer Center, described how high throughput computing (HTC) has made his work in early-stage drug discovery infinitely more scalable.

European HTCondor Workshop 2021 Registration Open

August 3, 2021

The European HTCondor Workshop 2021 will be held Monday Sept 20 through Friday Sept 24 as a purely online event via videoconference. The workshop is an opportunity for novice and experienced users of HTCondor to learn, get help and have exchanges between them and with the HTCondor developers and experts. This event is organized by the European community (and optimized for European timezones) but everyone worldwide is welcomed to attend and participate.

Plan to replace Grid Community Toolkit functionality

June 21, 2021

We are working to retire the use of the Grid Community Toolkit libraries (or GCT, which is a fork of the former Globus Toolkit) in the HTCondor Software Suite. Functionality provided by the GCT, such as GSI authentication, is rapidly being replaced by the use of IDTOKENS, SciTokens, and plain SSL within the ecosystem. Especially if your organization relies on GSI, please see this article on the htcondor-wiki that details our timeline and milestones for replacing GCT in HTCondor and the HTCondor-CE.

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