Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.20

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.20.

Changes to OSG 3.3.20 include:
- HTCondor 8.4.10*: Running in SELinux should work now, other bug fixes
- gratia-probe 1.17.2: Improved ability to report local jobs to OSG or not
- Updated to XRootD 4.5.0
- Updated gridftp-hdfs to enable ordered data
- osg-configure 1.5.4: Further updates to support ATLAS AGIS
- Ensure HTCondor-CE gratia probe is installed when installing osg-ce-bosco
- Updated to VOMS 2.0.14
- Completed conversion of packages to use systemd-tmpfiles on EL 7

Changes to the Upcoming Repository include:
- Updated to HTCondor 8.5.8*
- Added Singularity (version 2.2) as a new, preview technology
- Updated to frontier-squid 3.5.23-3.1, a technology preview of version 3

*NOTE: When updating or installing HTCondor on an EL 7 system with SELinux
enabled, make sure that policycoreutils-python is installed before HTCondor.
This dependency will be properly declared in the HTCondor RPM in the next

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


Need help? Let us know:


We welcome feedback on this release!

Emergency Service Downtime for OSG Connect, CI Connect, and Stash Data Services

OSG Connect, CI Connect and Stash data services will be in an emergency downtime today due to a data center issue.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

The OSG User Support Team

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, January 10th at 14:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, January 10th at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Fixing a bug with displaying CILogon as the cert signer

Add space to the data filesystem
Add an extra disk volume to the oasis machine in preparation for upgrade to el7
Update cvmfs packages on oasis and oasis-replica to the latest version
Update frontier-squid on oasis-replica to the latest version
Enable garbage collection on oasis-replica for the osgstorage.org repositories
Change the ligo.osgstorage.org configuration to not require lsb_release

Friday, December 23, 2016

OSG TWiki service restored

The problem causing instability on the TWiki has been addressed and the service has been restored to normal operation. Please contact us if you encounter any difficulties or unusual behavior. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you a happy holiday.

Instability on OSG Twiki

Service instability on twiki.opensciencegrid.org was observed starting around 09:30 EST. This is under investigation, expect some intermittency until service is fully restored. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Greetings from OSG Operations

Dear OSG Collaborators,

OSG Operations would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a joyous new year!

We'd like to thank the OSG resource providers and users worldwide that have helped us provide more than 1.3 Billion hours of compute time this calendar year (see http://display.grid.iu.edu/ for a full summary). OSG Operations will continue to provide round the clock holiday coverage in case of operational emergencies over the holiday season. You can continue to open tickets at https://ticket.grid.iu.edu/, send us mail at goc@openscinecegrid.org, or call us at +1 (317)-278-9699. However, we will be operating on holiday procedures beginning on Monday, December 26th, and resuming regular staffing on Tuesday, January 3rd. During this time non-emergency issues will be handled on a best-effort basis.

Operations Weekly Calls will resume on Jan 9.

Thanks to everyone for another successful year! We look forward to working with everyone in 2017!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Planned Retirement of OSG BDII

OSG Operations and Technology are planning the retirement of the BDII
information service located at is.grid.iu.edu on March 31st, 2017. We have
been working with WLCG, ATLAS and CMS to remove dependencies or replace
the functionality within our HTCondor Collector service. This work is
still ongoing. This message is to alert you to the upcoming deprecation
date and to get feedback on any other existing dependencies that might
exist to the BDII.

If you are dependent in any way on the OSG BDII or information the OSG
BDII supplies to the WLCG or EGI BDIIs please contact us at goc@opensciencegrid.org