OSG Connect offers investigators simple and efficient access to distributed high throughput computing resources required by many of today's most challenging problems in science, engineering and the humanities. Whether accessing your campus grid, science cloud or the opportunistic cycles available in the national-scale Open Science Grid, you need a simple environment to bring resources together in order to accelerate your science goals. OSG Connect offers several capabilties that will fit into your vision of scientific computation.
OSG Connect has Stash, a fast, high-volume file storage service that connects your data anywhere you need it to be. "Stash" your input data for processing and write output from your jobs for later retrieval back to your home institution using services such as Globus, Web, or other file transfer and sharing tools.
OSG Connect is built on the Globus and CI Connect platforms which offer resource providers the ability to create connected cyberinfrastructure environments tailored to an institution's specific requirements. For example, a research computing center can be equipped with a high-throughput "overflow" job service to off-campus resources such as a bridged campus, the OSG, or to cloud resources, virtually extending the capacity of the facility. CI Connect additionally can implement collaborative computing environments for large, distributed research groups with dedicated resources.
All that is needed to get started is what you likely already have: a research problem in a recognized field of science and a network identity issued by your home academic institution. If you are a member of an existing OSG Connect Project established by a principal investigator, the sign-up will be even quicker. Simply sign up to request access to OSG Connect. Once you're fully enabled, you can begin the tutorial to learn more about distributed high throughput computing in the OSG Connect environment and start accelerating your science.