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HPCwire 2022 Readers' Choice Awards - Best use of HPC in the Cloud ( Use Case )

UW–Madison's Icecube Neutrino Observatory Wins HPCwire Award

By: Anna Hildebrandt
Nov 16, 2022

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).

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Over 240,000 CHTC Jobs Hit Record Daily Capacity Consumption

By: Shirley Obih
Nov 09, 2022

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.

The colors on the chart correspond to the total number of core hours – nearly 884,000 – utilized by researchers at participating universities on PATh Facility hardware located at SDSC.

PATh Extends Access to Diverse Set of High Throughout Computing Research Programs

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Nov 03, 2022

UCSD announces the new PATh Facility and discusses its impact on science.

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Meet Joe B. from the CHTC

By: Hannah Cheren
Oct 03, 2022

Staff profile of Joe B., a Systems Administrator at the CHTC.

Image from the original article posted by the UW–⁠Madison Information Technology department.

Solving for the future: Investment, new coalition levels up research computing infrastructure at UW–Madison

By: Hannah Cheren
Sep 27, 2022

Summary of Corissa Runde's article from the UW-Madison Department of Information Technology website.

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Technology Refresh

By: Christina Koch
Aug 31, 2022

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.

Image of two black holes from Cody Messick’s presentation slides.

LIGO's Search for Gravitational Waves Signals Using HTCondor

By: Hannah Cheren
Jul 21, 2022

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.

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.

The Future of Radio Astronomy Using High Throughput Computing

By: Hannah Cheren
Jul 12, 2022

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.

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.

Expediting Nuclear Forensics and Security Using High Throughput Computing

By: Hannah Cheren
Jul 06, 2022

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.

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.

Testing GPU/ML Framework Compatibility

By: Hannah Cheren
Jul 06, 2022

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.

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).

UW Statistics Course using HTC

By: Hannah Cheren
Jul 06, 2022

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).

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.

Using HTC and HPC Applications to Track the Dispersal of Spruce Budworm Moths

By: Hannah Cheren
Jul 06, 2022

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.

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.

Using high throughput computing to investigate the role of neural oscillations in visual working memory

By: Hannah Cheren
Jul 06, 2022

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.

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

By: Josephine Watkins
Jun 01, 2022

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.