Monday, December 22, 2014

Holliday Greetings from OSG Operations

Dear OSG Collaborators,

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

We’d like to thank the OSG resource providers and users worldwide that have helped us provide over 780M hours of compute time this calendar year. There is a good possibility we will cap the 800M mark by year end! 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, send us mail at, of call us at +1 (317)-274-9699. However, we will be operating on holiday procedures beginning on Wednesday the 24th and resuming regular staffing on Friday, January 2nd. During this time non-emergency issues will be handled on a best-effort basis.

Operations Weekly Calls will resume on Jan 5.

Thanks to everyone for another successful year! We look forward to working with everyone in 2015!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2015 OSG All-hands meeting: Registration now Open!

The 2015 Open Science Grid all-hands meeting is now open for registration! Please visit to sign up.

The meeting will be held from Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, 2015 at Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus, Illinois. Please visit our website for more information about the format of the meeting and what is included in registration: If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Villalovoz at

The program will be based on the successful format from previous years, and details will be available in early 2015 If you would be interested in participating in the planning process or the program itself, please do not hesitate to contact us as

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Announcing OSG Software versions 3.2.18 and 3.1.42

We are pleased to announce OSG Software versions 3.2.18 and 3.1.42.

In addition to the items below, this release contains a rebuild of the OSG
MyProxy package for both OSG 3.1 and 3.2. It avoids installation and update
problems that started occurring December 5th and that are due to a change in
another repository (EPEL). Although this update was required to make Yum work
correctly, no action is required on your part.

OSG 3.2.18 contains:
* Several HTCondor CE fixes and improvements (see release notes)
* HTCondor 8.2.4 with patches (see release notes)
* GUMS 1.4.1 - Spruce up "Ban Users" UI
* Gratia probe updates - dCache probe keeps up, report proper VOName
* VO Package v58 - Remove old CERN VOMS addresses, Fermilab Analysis Role
* CA Certificate update to IGTF 1.61
* HTCondor 8.3.1 in the upcoming repository (with known issues)
* Several other minor bug fixes

OSG 3.1.42 contains:
* VO Package v58 - Remove old CERN VOMS addresses, Fermilab Analysis Role
* CA Certificate update to IGTF 1.61

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

Need help? Let us know:

We welcome feedback on this release!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

GOC Services Update - Tuesday, December 9th at 13:00 UTC

The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 13:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event that unexpected problems are encountered.

All Services
Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used but there will be short outages.

Upgrading virtual machine to 2G RAM.

Installing awstats on oasis and oasis-replica for monitoring purposes.

GOC Ticket 1.84
Added new ticket types (user/host cert request) and added type column under ticket list (OIM-113)
Another attempt to fix the url/email formatter (TICKET-60)

MyOSG 2.30
Regrouped the oasis manager contact information by contact_id and show list of DNs for each contact.
(released) meshconfig / Fixed a bug caused by duplicate service registration with identical hostnames.

RSV Process
Rebuilding rsvprocess1/2 instances to RHEL6

GOC-TX 1.43
Added handling of SNOW’s resolution note (

Upgrading graphtool to version 0.6.6-21.osg32.el6