UW-Madison’s High Throughput Computing Expertise Shared with Global Collaborators

The OSG User School 2022 welcomed collaborators from across the globe to learn how to use high-throughput computing (HTC) in their scientific research. This included Mike Nsubuga, a software developer responsible for creating a Covid-19 AI chatbot based in Uganda. In regards to the Open Science Grid (OSG), he said “It’s just a process of understanding what someone is trying to solve, what challenges they are facing, how they want to be helped—and trying to fit that into the OSG and seeing what it has to offer and what it can’t.”

The five ACE students with OSG’s Research Computing Facilitators. From left to right: Christina Koch, Mike Nsubuga, Aoua Coulibaly, Modibo Goita, Sitapha Coulibaly, Rachel Lombardi, Kangaye Amadou Diallo.

For over a decade, the OSG Consortium has run the OSG User School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The OSG Consortium is led and supported in part by Computer Sciences’s Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC). This included helping with the OSG User School where Christina Koch, a research computing facilitator from CHTC, shared her expertise with attendees.

CHTC aims to bring the power of HTC to all fields of research, and to allow the future of HTC to be shaped by insight from all fields. Specifically, CHTC supports a variety of scalable computing resources and services for UW-affiliated researchers and their collaborators.

CHTC will join the rest of the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences in the new building that opens in 2025.

Read more in the Morgridge Institute for Research article.