The Open Science Grid
A national, distributed computing partnership for data-intensive research
What We Do
The OSG facilitates access to distributed high throughput computing for research in the US. The resources accessible through the OSG are contributed by the community, organized by the OSG, and governed by the OSG consortium. In the last 12 months, we have provided more than 1.2 billion CPU hours to researchers across a wide variety of projects.
Submit Locally, Run Globally
Researchers can submit batch jobs from their home institution - or OSG-provided submit points - in order to access their local resources and expand elastically out to the OSG, leverage the distributed nature of our consortium.
Sharing Is Key
Sharing is a core principle of the OSG. Over 100 million CPU hours delivered on the OSG in the past year were opportunistic: they would have remained on but idle if it wasn't for the OSG. Sharing allows individual researchers to access larger computing resources and large organizations to keep their utilization high.
The Open Science Grid consists of computing and storage elements at over 100 individual sites spanning the United States. These sites, primarily at universities and national labs, range in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands of CPU cores.
The OSG Software Stack
The OSG provides an integrated software stack to enable high throughput computing; visit our technical documents website for information.
Coordinating CI Services
NSF’s Blueprint for National Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Services lays out the need for coordination services to bring together the distributed elements of a national CI ecosystem. It highlights OSG as providing distributed high throughput computing services to the U.S. research community.
Are you a resource provider wanting to join our collaboration? Contact us: [email protected].
Are you a user wanting more computing resources? Check with your 'local' computing providers, or consider using OSG Connect (available to US-based academic/govt/non-profit research projects).
For any other inquiries, reach us at: [email protected].
To see the breadth of the OSG use, explore our accounting portal.