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A Science Driven Production Cyberinfrastructure—the Open Science Grid

Altunay, Mine and Avery, Paul and Blackburn, Kent and Bockelman, Brian and Ernst, Michael and Fraser, Dan and Quick, Robert and Gardner, Robert and Goasguen, Sebastien and Levshina, Tanya and Livny, Miron and McGee, John and Olson, Doug and Pordes, Ruth and Potekhin, Maxim and Rana, Abhishek and Roy, Alain and Seghal, Chander and Sfiligoi, Igor and Wuerthwein, Frank (2011) A Science Driven Production Cyberinfrastructure—the Open Science Grid. Journal of Grid Computing, 9 (2). pp. 201-218. ISSN 1570-7873.

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This article describes the Open Science Grid, a large distributed computational infrastructure in the United States which supports many different high-throughput scientific applications, and partners (federates) with other infrastructures nationally and internationally to form multi-domain integrated distributed systems for science. The Open Science Grid consortium not only provides services and software to an increasingly diverse set of scientific communities, but also fosters a collaborative team of practitioners and researchers who use, support and advance the state of the art in large-scale distributed computing. The scale of the infrastructure can be expressed by the daily throughput of around seven hundred thousand jobs, just under a million hours of computing, a million file transfers, and half a petabyte of data movement. In this paper we introduce and reflect on some of the OSG capabilities, usage and activities.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Received: 24 November 2010. Accepted: 24 November 2010. Published online: 30 December 2010. We acknowledge the many contributors and sponsors of the OSG use and work.
Subject Keywords:Scientific computing; Distributed computing; Grids; High throughput computing; Data intensive computing
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Official Citation:A Science Driven Production Cyberinfrastructure—the Open Science Grid Mine Altunay, Paul Avery, Kent Blackburn, Brian Bockelman and Michael Ernst, et al.
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