Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Accessing opportunistic resources with Bosco

Oct 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
Grote zaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

Grote zaal

Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Poster presentation Distributed Processing and Data Handling A: Infrastructure, Sites, and Virtualization Poster presentations


Derek John Weitzel (University of Nebraska (US))


Bosco is a software project developed by the Open Science Grid to help scientists better utilize their on-campus computing resources. Instead of submitting jobs through a dedicated gatekeeper, as most remote submission mechanisms use, it uses the built-in SSH protocol to gain access to the cluster. By using a common access method, SSH, we are able to simplify the interaction with the cluster, making the submission process more user friendly. Additionally, it does not add any extra software to be installed on the cluster making Bosco an attractive option for the cluster administrator. In this paper, we will describe Bosco, the personal supercomputing assistant, and how Bosco is used by researchers across the U.S. to manage their computing workflows. In addition, we will also talk about how researchers are using it, including an unique use of Bosco to submit CMS reconstruction jobs to an opportunistic XSEDE resource.

Primary author

Derek John Weitzel (University of Nebraska (US))


Brian Paul Bockelman (University of Nebraska (US)) Dr Dan Fraser (Argonne National Laboratory) Dr David Swanson (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) Frank Wuerthwein (Univ. of California San Diego (US)) Igor Sfiligoi (Univ. of California San Diego (US)) Jaime Frey (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

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