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Introducing the PATh Facility: A Unique Distributed High Throughput Computing Resource

By: Josephine Watkins
Jun 01, 2022

Researchers can now request credits on the PATh Facility, the PATh project’s new resource intended for distributed high throughput computing workflows supporting NSF science.

Computer rendering of DNA. Image credit: Sangharsh Lohakare (@sangharsh_l) on Unsplash.

The role of HTC in advancing population genetics research

By: Hannah Cheren
Jun 01, 2022

Postdoctoral researcher Parul Johri uses OSG services, the HTCondor Software Suite, and the population genetics simulation program SLiM to investigate historical patterns of genetic variation.

Collage of photos from HTCondor Week

A Long-Awaited Reunion: HTCondor Week 2022 in Photos

By: Josephine Watkins
Jun 01, 2022

HTCondor Week 2022 featured over 40 exciting talks, tutorials, and research spotlights focused on the HTCondor Software Suite (HTCSS). Sixty-three attendees reunited in Madison, Wisconsin for the long-awaited in-person meeting, and 111 followed the action virtually on Zoom.

Simulated image of Sagittarius A* black hole. Image library credit: EHT Theory Working Group, CK Chan.

High-throughput computing as an enabler of black hole science

By: Brian Mattmiller
May 12, 2022

The stunning new image of a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way was created by eight telescopes, 300 international astronomers and more than 5 million computational tasks. This Morgridge Institute article describes how the Wisconsin-based Open Science Pool helped make sense of it all.

Map of Africa; Mali and Uganda are highlighted where their respective flags point. Image credit: © 2010 Roland Urbanek. Flags are edited in and overlayed on the image.

NIAID/ACE - OSG collaboration leads to a successful virtual training session

By: Hannah Cheren
May 02, 2022

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the African Centers for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Data-Intensive Science (ACE) partnered with the OSG Consortium to host a virtual high throughput computing training session for graduate students from Makerere University and the University Of Sciences, Techniques, and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB).

Cows Feeding with ML overlay

Machine Learning and Image Analyses for Livestock Data

By: Hannah Cheren
Feb 22, 2022

In this presentation from HTCondor Week 2021, Joao Dorea from the Digital Livestock Lab explains how high-throughput computing is used in the field of animal and dairy sciences.

Floating and Glowing Brain

Harnessing HTC-enabled precision mental health to capture the complexity of smoking cessation

By: Josephine Watkins
Dec 16, 2021

Collaborating with CHTC research computing facilitation staff, UW-Madison researcher Gaylen Fronk is using HTC to improve cigarette cessation treatments by accounting for the complex differences among patients.

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Protecting ecosystems with HTC

By: Josephine Watkins
Nov 09, 2021

Researchers at the USGS are using HTC to pinpoint potential invasive species for the United States.

Newspaper spread

Centuries of newspapers are now easily searchable thanks to HTCSS

By: Josephine Watkins
Oct 26, 2021

BAnQ's digital collections team recently used HTCSS to tackle their largest computational endeavor yet –– completing text recognition on all newspapers in their digital archives.

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Resilience: How COVID-19 challenged the scientific world

By: Josephine Watkins
Sep 23, 2021

In the face of the pandemic, scientists needed to adapt. This article by the Morgridge Institute for Research provides a thoughtful look into how individuals and organizations, including the CHTC, have pivoted in these challenging times.

Brain Model

Using HTC for a simulation study on cross-validation for model evaluation in psychological science

By: Josephine Watkins
Aug 19, 2021

During the OSG School Showcase, Hannah Moshontz, a postdoctoral fellow at UW-Madison’s Department of Psychology, described her experience of using high throughput computing (HTC) for the very first time, when taking on an entirely new project within the field of psychology.

Proton-proton collision

Antimatter: Using HTC to study very rare processes

By: Josephine Watkins
Aug 19, 2021

Anirvan Shukla, a User School participant in 2016, spoke at this year's Showcase about how high throughput computing has transformed his research of antimatter in the last five years.