PACE A Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment

October 14, 2021

PACE’s centralized OSG service, powered with a new cluster “Buzzard”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Semir Sarajlic @ 5:18 pm

We are happy to announce a new addition to PACE’s service portfolio to support Open Science Grid (OSG) efforts on campus and beyond. This service is kick-started by a brand new cluster, named “Buzzard”, funded by an NSF award* lead by Dr. Mehmet Belgin and Semir Sarajlic of PACE, in collaboration with Drs. Laura Cadonati, Nepomuk Otte, and Ignacio Taboada of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA). 

Open Science Grid (OSG) is a unique consortium that provides shared infrastructure and services to unify access to supercomputing sites across the nation, making a vast array of High Throughput Computing (HTC) resources available to US-based researchers. OSG has been instrumental in ground-breaking scientific advancements, including but not limited to the Nobel-winning Gravitational Waves research (LIGO).  

Did you know that all of the GT researchers already qualify for OSG? This means you can join today and start running jobs on this vast resource at no cost. We highly encourage you to register for PACE’s next OSG orientation class, which will get you started with the basics of running on OSG.  As an added resource, PACE offers documentation to get researchers quickly started with OSG. 

In addition to training and documentation, PACE offers resource integration services. More specifically, GT faculty members now have an option to acquire new resources to expand Buzzard with their own OSG projects, similar to the High Performance Computing (HPC) services PACE had been successfully offering since 2009 prior to the new cost model. As a part of the NSF award, PACE already started supporting several exceptional OSG projects, namely LIGO, IceCube and CTA/VERITAS, and we look forward to supporting more OSG projects in the future! 

If you are interested in the OSG service, please feel free to reach out to us ( and we’ll be happy to discuss how our new service can transform your research. 

Thank you! 


* This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number 1925541. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 

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