Condor Project News > Register soon for the European HTCondor workshop! ( May 22, 2017 )

The 2017 European HTCondor workshop will be held at DESY in Hamburg from Tuesday 6 June through Friday 9 June. This is a chance to find out more about HTCondor from the developers, and also to provide feedback and learn from other HTCondor users. Participation is open to all organizations and persons interested in HTCondor. The registration deadline is Tuesday 30 May -- register here (this web site also has much more information about the conference). If you're planning to attend, please consider speaking -- we'd like to hear about your project and how you are using HTCondor. Abstracts will be accepted through Friday 26 May via the conference page linked above; follow the "Call for Abstracts" link and select "Submit new abstract".

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > PEARC17 early registration and hotel booking deadline - May 31

May 31 is the deadline for Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC17) attendees to take advantage of early registration and guaranteed hotel room rates.

Go to http://pearc17.pearc.org to register for the conference and check the latest program schedule. To book rooms, go to http://pearc17.pearc.org hotel or call 888-421-1442 and reference the conference name.

PEARC17 attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will experience the best of the Big Easy. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown, next to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center and Champions Square. Nearby attractions include taking a ride on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, which passes directly in front of the hotel, or a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the National World War II Museum, and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront—all located within a mile of the hotel. Attendees will also savor some of the city’s best cuisine at the hotel's restaurants and dining options: 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, Vitascope Hall, Q Smokery & Cafe, Pizza Consegna and Borgne by celebrity Chef John Besh.

To help plan your visit to the Big Easy, the PEARC17 web site has information about things to do and see in and around New Orleans, as well as additional informative links. See http://pearc17.pearc.org/new-orleans.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > GOC Service Update - Tuesday, May 23rd at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, May 23rd at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.
Repo
  * Defining new content locations in preparation for OSG 3.4


Ticket
  * Submit form update


MyOSG
  * Redirect to new meshconfig setup


Display
  * Update scripts to remove extraneous error messages


All services
  * Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.


News and Announcements from OSG Operations > Announcing VO Package Update

We are pleased to announce a data release for the OSG Software Stack.
Data releases do not contain any software changes.

This release contains VO Package v73:
- Update edg-mkgridmap CDF entry to match vomses
- Remove LIGO server from GUMS template
- Remove unused CDF glidecaf settings
- Drop /production role for DES vomsUserGroup
- Update default CMS mappings
- Update default Fermilab / FIFE mappings

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release33242

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.24

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.24.

Changes to OSG 3.3.24 include:
- osg-configure 1.7.0: support lcmaps VOMS plugin, drop BDII configuration
- CVMFS X.509 helper: fix for running inside a container
- Added gsissh to tarball installations

Changes to the Upcoming Repository include:
- HTCondor 8.6.2: Bug fixes
- GlideinWMS 3.3.2: BOSCO multiple remote directories, AWS VM improvements

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3324

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Condor Project News > HTCondor 8.6.3 released! ( May 9, 2017 )

The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.6.3. A stable series release contains significant bug fixes. Highlights of this release are: Fixed a bug where using an X.509 proxy might corrupt the job queue log; Fixed a memory leak in the Python bindings. More details about the fixes can be found in the Version History. HTCondor 8.6.3 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

Pegasus news feed > Upcoming Pegasus Webinar: Wednesday May 24th

On Wednesday May 24th, we will present Pegasus as a part of the Blue Waters scientific workflows series.

Abstract: The Pegasus Workflow Management System is a directed acyclic graph (DAG) based, powerful, and widely used workflow solution for both high-throughput and HPC workloads. In this seminar, we will give an overview of Pegasus, including how to develop, execute and debug workflows. More advanced topics included will be the automatic collection/use of provenance data and metadata, and Pegasus’ data management approach. The seminar will also provide a glimpse of some of the projects using Pegasus, such as LIGO and SCEC.

The webinar is free to attend, but requires registration here.

You might also find the first video in the series interesting.

 


News and Announcements from OSG Operations > Details set for Advanced Research Computing on Campuses Workshop at PEARC17

Details set for Advanced Research Computing on Campuses Workshop at PEARC17

The Advanced Research Computing on Campuses (ARCC) workshop is co-locating with PEARC17 this July in New Orleans with the aim of beginning to more broadly integrate with the ongoing PEARC annual conference. ARCC will present a full-day tutorial, a series of lightning talks, and Birds of a Feather sessions. Plenaries, breaks, meals, and other activities will be shared with PEARC17 attendees.

An ARCC-hosted tutorial, “Enabling and Advancing Research Computing on Campuses” will be on Monday, July 10, and will provide a broad overview of research computing on campuses including evolving trends in cyberinfrastructure, computing, and people resources on campuses. Other ARCC sessions are scheduled for July 11 and 12. ARCC sessions are open to all PEARC17 attendees.

As part of the community organizations that are supporting the PEARC17 conference, ACI-REF and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) are co-locating the 2017 ARCC best practices workshop with PEARC17. Last year's 2016 ARCC workshop drew more than 100 attendees from universities across the country.

"On behalf of the members of the ACI-REF consortium, we strongly support this effort to bring the broader cyberinfrastructure community together under one roof for an exchange of ideas and new discovery," said Gwen Jacobs, PhD,  Director of Cyberinfrastructure, University of Hawaii. "In ACI-REF we have seen the benefit first hand of the gains made when groups come together to exchange expertise and learn from each other.  Co-locating our ARCC meeting with PEARC17 will broaden the scope and impact of the meeting for all participants. We're excited to be part of this community effort."

See the ARCC Best Practices Workshop ( https://www.pearc.org/arcc17 ) page for details, and register ( https://vc.swoogo.com/pearc17/ ) for PEARC17 to attend.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > GOC Service Update - Tuesday, May 9th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, May 9th at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Jira
Update /etc/init.d service file
Update cron file

OASIS
Update oasis and oasis-replica to the latest cvmfs software
Add the syr.edu stashcache server and the BNL stratum 1 for osgstorage.org repositories
Change the cern.ch configuration to use OSG DNS aliases for the FNAL and BNL stratum 1s

MyOSG
GRACC graphs

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > RESOLVED: OSG PKI Currently Experiencing Difficulties Issuing Certificates

Colleagues,

The OSG PKI (OIM to CILogon) was experiencing difficulties issuing both personal and host certificates. Certificates were able to be requested and approved, but once the requester clicked the issue button, the operation failed.  This issue has been fixed. Any certificates that failed during the issuing stage will need to be re-requested.  We apologize for any convenience this has caused and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using the information below.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > OSG PKI Currently Experiencing Difficulties Issuing Certificates

Colleagues,

The OSG PKI (OIM to CILogon) is currently experiencing difficulties issuing both personal and host certificates. Certificates are able to be requested and approved, but once the requester clicks the issue button, the operation fails.  Contact has been made with CILogon and we are looking into the situation.  This outage could last until tomorrow, but we will update you as we learn more. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Condor Project News > HTCondor 8.7.1 released! ( April 24, 2017 )

The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.7.1. This development series release contains new features that are under development. This release contains all of the bug fixes from the 8.6.2 stable release. Enhancements in the release include: Several performance enhancements in the collector; Further refinement and initial documentation of the HTCondor Annex; Enable chirp for Docker jobs; Job Router uses first match rather than round-robin matching; The schedd tracks jobs counts by status for each owner; Technology preview of late job materialization in the schedd. Further details can be found in the Development Version History and the Stable Version History. HTCondor 8.7.1 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

Condor Project News > HTCondor 8.6.2 released! ( April 24, 2017 )

The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.6.2. A stable series release contains significant bug fixes. Highlights of this release are: New metaknobs for mapping users to groups; Now case-insensitive with Windows user names when storing credentials; Signal handling in the OpenMPI script; Report RemoteSysCpu for Docker jobs; Allow SUBMIT_REQUIREMENT to refer to X509 secure attributes; Linux kernel tuning script takes into account the machine's role. More details about the fixes can be found in the Version History. HTCondor 8.6.2 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > GOC Service Update - Tuesday, April 25th

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, 25/Apr at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

MyOSG
Modify some links associated with BDII and GratiaWeb. Adding GRACC graphs.

Ticket Exchange
FNAL configuration update

OIM
Modify Gratia references to appropriate Gracc equivalent

Display
Update to CentOS7, replace Gratia references with appropriate GRACC equivalent

Web services
Apply standard software updates

All services
Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.

Condor Project News > Preliminary HTCondor Week schedule available (April 15, 2017 )

A preliminary verson of the full HTCondor Week schedule is now available. You can access the schedules for each day from the HTCondor Week page. Please remember that the registration deadline for HTCondor Week is Tuesday, April 25 (register here).

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > Announcing OSG CA Certificate Update

We are pleased to announce a data release for the OSG Software Stack.
Data releases do not contain any software changes.

This release contains updated CA Certificates based on IGTF 1.82:
- Added new G2 UGrid trust anchor (UA)
- Extended validity for AEGIS CA (RS)
- Withdrawn discontinued FNAL KCA (US)
- Extended validity for REUNA CA (CL)

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://twiki.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release33223

Need help? Let us know:

https://twiki.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.23

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.23.

Changes to OSG 3.3.23 include:
- LCMAPS VOMS plugin: Use VOMS attributes to map users
- HTCondor-CE 2.1.5: LCMAPS VOMS integration, package Slurm configuration
- CVMFS 2.3.5: Fixes, including automount fix when autofs restarts on EL7
- Pegasus 4.7.4: Updated from version 4.6.1
- OSG CE 3.3-12: Removed gip and osg-info-services, see release notes

Changes to the Upcoming Repository include:
- LCMAPS 1.6.6-1.3: Enable VOMS attribute checking by default
- Frontier Squid 3.5.24-3.1: Fix for crashes under heavy load

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3323

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

News and Announcements from OSG Operations > GratiaWeb to GRACC transition

OSG has been building a modernized accounting system, GRÅCC, to better meet OSG and stakeholder accounting needs in the years to come. In addition to new ways to collect and store accounting data, there is a new web interface:

    https://gracc.opensciencegrid.org/

   OSG staff have started using this new URL over the past two months, and now we believe that it is ready for everyone to use. At this time, we strongly encourage users to switch to it. If you find issues, please contact OSG Operations <goc@opensciencegrid.org>.

   Due to the shutdown of the Gratia database at FNAL on May 1st, we plan to retire the older accounting reporting service (GratiaWeb) on 18 April 2017.

    http://gratiaweb.grid.iu.edu/

   This schedule leaves a bit of room to fix any problems that crop up due to the transition from one reporting service to the other. Please contact OSG Operations with any concerns or if you will need assistance migrating from GratiaWeb to GRÅCC.


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