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2011 OSG Summer School

Come spend a week at the beautiful University of Wisconsin–Madison and learn to harness the power of distributed computing!

During the school, June 26–30, you will learn to use high-throughput computing (HTC) systems — at your own campus or using the national Open Science Grid (OSG) — to run large-scale computing applications that are at the heart of today’s cutting-edge science. Through lectures, discussions, and lots of hands-on activities with experienced OSG staff, you will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage lots of jobs and huge datasets to implement a scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for more information and help. Take a look at the high-level curriculum and syllabus for more details.

The school is ideal for graduate students in computer science or other sciences where large-scale computing is a vital part of the research process, but any qualified and interested applicant will be considered. We will open the application process starting on March 1, 2011. Successful applicants will have all travel and school expenses paid for by the OSG. Furthermore, as part of a collaboration with TeraGrid, students will go to the annual TeraGrid Conference (TG11, July 18–21, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah) with all travel and conference expenses paid. This is a great opportunity!


Applications closed on April 1, 2011, and we notified applicants of our decisions on April 15, 2011. Thanks for your interest!

Information for Attendees

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the school, the application process, or anything else related to the school, feel free to email us:

Program Committee

  • Tim Cartwright (Chair), University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Robert Engel, California Institute of Technology
  • Robert Gardner, University of Chicago
  • Steve Gordon, Ohio Supercomputing Center
  • Miron Livny, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Laura McGinnis, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Ruth Pordes, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Alain Roy, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Mats Rynge, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
  • Jim Weichel, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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