OSG Support for COVID-19 Research
Please contact us at [email protected] if your research group could benefit from computing resources or consulting related to COVID-19, or if you would like to support COVID-19 research by sharing your own capacity.
OSG is helping to organize extra resources to be made available to COVID-19 research! These resources include:
- Capabilities for a variety of computational research tasks. See Computation on the OS Pool.
- Proactive consultation and facilitation for quickly scaling up and automating workloads with up to thousands of concurrently-running jobs.
- Access to significant computing capacity through the OSG Connect service, which provides a batch system submit environment based on HTCondor (allowing up to millions of jobs submitted via a simple submit file). The OSG aggregates more than 100 clusters across the US, and COVID-19 projects have concurrently accessed tens of thousands of cores through this mechanism.
- Expertise for maximizing research throughput, including help with workflow design and development.
COVID-19 researchers can access OSG through the Open Science Pool (e.g., the “
osg VO”), whether
via the OSG Connect service, or by coordinating
with us to route work from other submission points.
Sites Supporting COVID-19 Research
See a summary of COVID-19 projects and their usage on different sites in our dedicated COVID-19 accounting page.
Any computing resource provider supporting the
osg VO (“Open Science Pool”, see above) is likely already providing hours
to support COVID-19. If you would like to provide additional resources exclusive for COVID-19,
instructions are available.
OSG participates in the COVID-19 HPC consortium, a broad consortium of industry, academia, and national labs to make a diverse set of computing resources available for research. The COVID-19 HPC consortium meets daily to review requests from researchers.
Science Responds is a broad COVID-19 response effort from the scientific community.
The IRIS-HEP software institute provides effort to the OSG through its OSG-LHC area; it has been coordinating additional COVID-19 activities.
OSG is participating in the WLCG COVID-19 task force (and broadly with computing organizations in Europe) to make LHC resources available to COVID-19 research.
OSG and EGI are joining forces to commit specialized technical support, specialized simulation tools, and compute and storage resources, to accelerate progress on COVID-19 research.