Tuesday, February 21, 2017

GOC Service Update - Tuesday, February 28th at 14:00

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, 28/Feb at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Data

* Update internal database servers data1 and data 2

Reports

* Upgrade production report generator to CentOS 6.8

VOMS

* Upgrade production instance to CentOS 6.8
* Take over operation of OSG VO voms from FNAL

Twiki

* Back up configuration changes

Web Services

* Basic updates and patches to OSG web presence.

All Services

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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 1.80:
- Discontinued BEGrid2008 (BELNET) classic authority (BE)

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

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release33212

Need help? Let us know:

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

We welcome feedback on this release!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.21

We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.21.

Changes to OSG 3.3.21 include:
- osg-configure 1.6.1: Additional support for ATLAS AGIS
- GlideinWMS 3.2.17: See Release Notes
- Important bug fixes for CVMFS server
- HTCondor 8.4.11: Final bug fix release of the 8.4 series
- HTCondor-CE 2.1.2: Avoid crash by being more liberal in what we accept
- Added 2 scripts to manage VO and CA certificates in tarball installations

Changes to the Upcoming Repository include:
- Singularity 2.2.1: Moderate Severity security update

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

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3321

Need help? Let us know:

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

We welcome feedback on this release!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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

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

Oasis
- Upgrade oasis and oasis-replica to CenOS 7.3

OIM
- Update to OIM to reject requests for host certs that put the user over quota - https://jira.opensciencegrid.org/browse/SOFTWARE-2472
- OIM 3.68

Event
- SSL/TLS integration for RabbitMQ instance

Reports
- Upgrade production report generator to CentOS 6.8

VOMS
- Upgrade production instance to CentOS 6.8
- Take over operation of OSG VO voms from FNAL

Thursday, February 2, 2017

XSEDE Ticket Exchange

Colleagues,

The OSG Operations ticketing interface is now able to exchange tickets with the XSEDE ticketing interface.  This means that if you are having issues with XSEDE or need support from the XSEDE operators, you can open a ticket with us (https://ticket.opensciencegrid.org) and let us know that the ticket needs to go to XSEDE.  Once we have this information we can send the ticket to XSEDE and they will be able to work in their ticket environment while you continue to work in the OSG environment.  

This should help everyone on both sides in their support workflows.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Announcing OSG CA Certificate and VO Package Updates

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 1.79:
- Updated UNLPGrid CA with extended validity period (AR)
- Fixed regular expressions in CILogon and NCSA CA namespaces files (US)
- Included rollover CA IRAN-GRID-CGC-G2 (IR)
- Corrected an incorrect line in selected info files for DigiCert (US)
- Discontinued expiring NECTEC CA (TH)

This release also contains VO Package v70:
- Deleted MCDRD VO

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

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release33202

Need help? Let us know:

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

We welcome feedback on this release!

Reminder: OSG All-Hands Meeting Registration is now open! Registration Closes Feb 19!

REMINDER: Registration closes in just 25 days!

OSG All Hands Meeting 2017 - San Diego Supercomputer Center - University
of California San Diego

Registration for the All-Hands Meeting of the Open Science Grid hosted by
the San Diego Supercomputer Center (http://www.sdsc.edu/), March 6-9,
2017, La Jolla, CA

Topics to be discussed will include:

* Cyberinfrastructure partnerships: university research computing
HPC centers, XSEDE XD providers, DOE laboratories, NSF Large Facility
computing organizations and commercial cloud providers. Technologies,
strategies, ideas, and discussions on how OSG can foster partnerships
across the widest possible range of CI.

* How high throughput computing accelerates research, and how OSG can help
users scale up.

* Usability challenges and solutions for distributed high throughput
computing applications.

* Connecting virtual organizations, campus researchers and XSEDE users to
the OSG: command line, science gateways, and workflow frameworks.

* Training and education workshops.

* Serving more of the "long tail" of science with high throughput parallel
computing: incorporating multi-core, GPU and virtual cluster resources
into science workflows using shared and allocated distributed
infrastructure.

* Advanced network analytics services for national Science DMZ
infrastructure.

As has been the custom, the 2017 OSG AHM will be co-located with the U.S.
Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN) computing facility meetings.

Logistical information, registration and agenda are available at
https://www.opensciencegrid.org/AHM2017 (This will redirect to the
eiseverywhere.com domain.)

If you have any questions, please see the contact page on the above link
for who to email.

We look forward to seeing you in March!