Every spring, the entire Open Science Grid (OSG) community–consisting of resource owners and operators, users, and staff–gathers at the annual OSG all-hands meeting. The 2016 OSG all-hands meeting was held between Monday, March 14 and Thursday, March 17 at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, thanks in large part to Jim Bottum, the CIO and vice provost… More »

Throughout any given year, the need of the HEP community to consume computing resources is not constant. It follows cycles of peaks and valleys driven by holiday schedules, conference dates and other factors. Because of this, the classical method of provisioning these resources at providing facilities has drawbacks, such as potential over-provisioning. Grid federations like… More »

DCAFI moving forward

The Distributed Computing Access with Federated Identities (DCAFI) project is moving forward on schedule and should be ready to start migrating the first experiment in June. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, these are the motivations for the project: Dependency on Kerberos makes it difficult for non-Fermilab scientists to access our grid resources remotely, obstructing our lab´s goal… More »

AFS transition

We will be turning off the Fermilab AFS servers in early May this year because the sort of worldwide file sharing once unique to AFS is now provided by the Web. Click here for details of the migration shutdown.