Commissioning HTCondor-CE for the Open Science Grid

Apr 14, 2015, 2:00 PM
B250 (B250)



oral presentation Track4: Middleware, software development and tools, experiment frameworks, tools for distributed computing Track 4 Session


Edgar Fajardo Hernandez (Univ. of California San Diego (US))


The HTCondor-CE is the next-generation gateway software for the Open Science Grid (OSG). This is responsible for providing a network service which authorizes remote users and provides a resource provisioning service (other well-known gatekeepers include Globus GRAM, CREAM, Arc-CE, and Openstack’s Nova). Based on the venerable HTCondor software, this new CE is simply a highly-specialized configuration of HTCondor. It was developed and adopted to provide the OSG with a more flexible, scalable, and easier-to-manage gateway software. This software does not exist in a vacuum: to deploy this gateway across the OSG, we had to integrate it with the CE configuration, deploy a corresponding information service, coordinate with sites, and overhaul our documentation.

Primary author

Brian Paul Bockelman (University of Nebraska (US))


Brian Lin (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Edgar Fajardo Hernandez (Univ. of California San Diego (US)) Jaime Frey (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Marian Zvada (University of Nebraska (US)) Matyas Selmeci (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Tim Cartwright (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Todd Tannenbaum (Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

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