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:
- Proactive consultation and facilitation for quickly scaling up and automating workloads with up to thousands of concurrently-running jobs.
- Expertise on using high throughput computing for maximizing research throughput, perhaps including development effort.
- Access to 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 single submit file). The OSG aggregates about 100 clusters across the US and COVID-19 research could access tens of thousands of cores through this mechanism. The OSG also provides a CDN for distributing data to jobs.
- Capabilities for a variety of computational research tasks. See Computation on the OSG.
Sites Supporting COVID-19 Research
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.
Any computing resource provider supporting this organization is likely already providing hours
to support COVID-19. If you would like to provide additional resources exclusive for COVID-19,
instructions are available.
See a summary of COVID-19 projects and their usage on different sites in our dedicated COVID-19 accounting page.
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.
Trusted CI, NSF CoE Pilot, and the Science Gateways Community Institute are offering priority help to projects tackling COVID-19.
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.