Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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.


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!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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.