News: How CHTC is Making An Impact
CHTC’s computing pioneering continues to advance science and society in new ways. Located at the heart of UW-Madison’s School for Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS), CHTC offers exceptional computing capabilities and experienced facilitation support to campus researchers and international scientists alike. Working in collaboration with projects across all areas of study, CHTC helps innovate solutions that otherwise might not have been possible, while at the same time evolving the field of distributed computing.
CHTC Facilitation Innovations for Research Computing
After adding Research Computing Facilitators in 2013-2014, CHTC has expanded its reach to support researchers in all disciplines interested in using large-scale computing to support their research through the shared computing capacity offered by the CHTC.
Using HTC and HPC Applications to Track the Dispersal of Spruce Budworm Moths
Matthew Garcia, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, discusses how he used the HTCondor Software Suite to combine HTC and HPC capacity to perform simulations that modeled the dispersal of budworm moths.
High-throughput computing as an enabler of black hole science
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.
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Get To Know Todd Tannenbaum
Staff profile of the HTCSS Software Lead, Todd Tannenbaum.
Empowering Computational Materials Science Research using HTC
Ajay Annamareddy, a research scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, describes how he utilizes high-throughput computing in computational materials science.
CHTC Leads High Throughput Computing Demonstrations
Students and researchers acquire high-throughput computing knowhow from CHTC led demonstrations.
CHTC Hosts Machine Learning Demo and Q+A session
Over 60 students and researchers attended the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) machine learning and GPU demonstration on November 16th.
OSG User School 2022 Researchers Present Inspirational Lightning Talks
The OSG User School student lightning talks showcased their research, inspiring all the event participants.
High-throughput computing: Fostering data science without limits
The Center for High-Throughput Computing (CHTC), a joint partnership of UW-Madison School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences and the Morgridge Institute, sees this onslaught of data and says: Bring it on.
UW–Madison's Icecube Neutrino Observatory Wins HPCwire Award
The UW-Madison Center for High Throughput Computing’s (CHTC) collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory received recognition with the HPCwire 2022 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Use of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the Cloud (Use Case).
Over 240,000 CHTC Jobs Hit Record Daily Capacity Consumption
The Center for High Throughput (CHTC) users continue to be hard at work smashing records with high throughput computational workloads. On October 20th, more than 240,000 jobs completed that day, reporting a total consumption of more than 710,000 core hours. This is equivalent to the capacity of 30,000 cores running non-stop for 24 hours.
PATh Extends Access to Diverse Set of High Throughout Computing Research Programs
UCSD announces the new PATh Facility and discusses its impact on science.
Meet Joe B. from the CHTC
Staff profile of Joe B., a Systems Administrator at the CHTC.
Solving for the future: Investment, new coalition levels up research computing infrastructure at UW–Madison
Summary of Corissa Runde's article from the UW-Madison Department of Information Technology website.
Thanks to the generous support of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education with funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, CHTC has been able to execute a major refresh of hardware. This provided 207 new servers for our systems, representing over 40,000 batch slots of computing capacity.
LIGO's Search for Gravitational Waves Signals Using HTCondor
Cody Messick, a Postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working for the LIGO lab, describes LIGO's use of HTCondor to search for new gravitational wave sources.
The Future of Radio Astronomy Using High Throughput Computing
Eric Wilcots, UW-Madison dean of the College of Letters & Science and the Mary C. Jacoby Professor of Astronomy, dazzles the HTCondor Week 2022 audience.
Expediting Nuclear Forensics and Security Using High Throughput Computing
Arrielle C. Opotowsky, a 2021 Ph.D. graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Engineering Physics, describes how she utilized high throughput computing to expedite nuclear forensics investigations.
Testing GPU/ML Framework Compatibility
Justin Hiemstra, a Machine Learning Application Specialist for CHTC’s GPU Lab, discusses the testing suite developed to test CHTC's support for GPU and ML framework compatibility.
UW Statistics Course using HTC
For the first time, UW Statistics undergraduates could participate in a course teaching high throughput computing (HTC). John Gillett, lecturer of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, designed and taught the course with the support of the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC).
Using high throughput computing to investigate the role of neural oscillations in visual working memory
Jacqueline M. Fulvio, lab manager and research scientist for the Postle Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains how she used the HTCondor Software Suite to investigate neural oscillations in visual working memory.
Introducing the PATh Facility: A Unique Distributed High Throughput Computing Service
Researchers can now request credits on the PATh Facility, the PATh project’s new service intended for distributed high throughput computing workflows supporting NSF science.
The role of HTC in advancing population genetics research
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.
A Long-Awaited Reunion: HTCondor Week 2022 in Photos
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.
NIAID/ACE - OSG collaboration leads to a successful virtual training session
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).
Machine Learning and Image Analyses for Livestock Data
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.
Harnessing HTC-enabled precision mental health to capture the complexity of smoking cessation
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.
Protecting ecosystems with HTC
Researchers at the USGS are using HTC to pinpoint potential invasive species for the United States.
Centuries of newspapers are now easily searchable thanks to HTCSS
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.
Resilience: How COVID-19 challenged the scientific world
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.
Using HTC for a simulation study on cross-validation for model evaluation in psychological science
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.
Antimatter: Using HTC to study very rare processes
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.