HTCSS Software News

Retirements and New Beginnings: The Transition to Tokens

July 21, 2022

May 1, 2022 officially marked the retirement of OSG 3.5, GridFTP, and GSI dependencies. OSG 3.6, up and running since February of 2021, is prepared for usage and took its place, relying on WebDAV and bearer tokens.

Plan to replace Grid Community Toolkit functionality in the HTCondor Software Suite

July 14, 2022

Plan to replace Grid Community Toolkit functionality in the HTCondor Software Suite The HTCondor Software Suite (HTCSS) is working to retire the use of the Grid Community Toolkit libraries (or GCT, which is a fork of the former Globus Toolkit). The functionality provided by the GCT is rapidly being replaced by the use of IDTOKENS, SciTokens, and plain SSL within the ecosystem. Currently, HTCSS uses these libraries for:

HTCondor European Workshop Dates Released

June 10, 2022

We are very pleased to announce that the 2022 European HTCondor Workshop will be held from Tuesday 11th October to Friday 14th October. Save the dates!

A Long-Awaited Reunion: HTCondor Week 2022 in Photos

June 1, 2022

HTCondor Week 2022 featured over 40 exciting talks, tutorials, and research spotlights focused on the HTCondor Software Suite (HTCSS). Sixty-three attendees reunited in Madison, Wisconsin for the long-awaited in-person meeting, and 111 followed the action virtually on Zoom.

Introducing the PATh Facility: A Unique Distributed High Throughput Computing Service

June 1, 2022

Researchers can now request credits on the PATh Facility, the PATh project’s new service intended for distributed high throughput computing workflows supporting NSF science.

HTCondor Week 2022 Concludes

May 26, 2022

Thank you to all in-person and virtual participants in HTCondor Week 2022. Over the course of the event we had over 40 talks spanning tutorials, applications and science domains using HTCSS.

All slides can be found on the event website and we will be publishing all videos on our youtube channel under "HTCondor Week 2022".

We hope to see you next year!

Speaker line-up for HTCondor Week 2022 announced

May 9, 2022

The line-up of informative tutorials and interesting speakers for HTCondor Week 2022 has been released.

Registration for HTCondor Week 2022 now open!

March 22, 2022

Registration for HTCondor Week 2022 is open now. The registration deadline for in-person attendee is May 10, 2022, and the cost is $90 per day. For virtual-only attendance, registration is a flat $25 fee for the whole week.

New HTCondor Version Scheme

September 22, 2021

Starting with HTCondor 9.2.0, HTCondor will adopt a new version scheme to facilitate quicker patch releases. The version number will still retain the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH form with slightly different meanings.

European HTCondor Workshop 2021 Next Week

September 13, 2021

The European HTCondor Workshop 2021 will be held next week, Monday Sept 20 through Friday Sept 24 as a purely online event via videoconference. It is still not too late to register - so if interested, please hurry up! Some slots for contributed presentations are still available. Please let us know about your projects, experience, plans and issues with HTCondor. It’s a way to give back to the community in return for what you received from it.

European HTCondor Workshop 2021 Registration Open

August 3, 2021

The European HTCondor Workshop 2021 will be held Monday Sept 20 through Friday Sept 24 as a purely online event via videoconference. The workshop is an opportunity for novice and experienced users of HTCondor to learn, get help and have exchanges between them and with the HTCondor developers and experts. This event is organized by the European community (and optimized for European timezones) but everyone worldwide is welcomed to attend and participate.

Plan to replace Grid Community Toolkit functionality

June 21, 2021

We are working to retire the use of the Grid Community Toolkit libraries (or GCT, which is a fork of the former Globus Toolkit) in the HTCondor Software Suite. Functionality provided by the GCT, such as GSI authentication, is rapidly being replaced by the use of IDTOKENS, SciTokens, and plain SSL within the ecosystem. Especially if your organization relies on GSI, please see this article on the htcondor-wiki that details our timeline and milestones for replacing GCT in HTCondor and the HTCondor-CE.

HTCondor Week 2021 Preliminary Schedule, Registration Reminder

April 30, 2021

HTCondor Week 2021 is just over three weeks away! We are pleased to announce a preliminary schedule: https://agenda.hep.wisc.edu/event/1579/timetable/#20210524.detailed This will likely have some adjustments before the actual event, but it should still give people an overall sense of what to expect. Also, a reminder that registration is free but mandatory. Only registered users will be sent the meeting URL and password. You can sign up from our website: https://agenda.hep.wisc.edu/event/1579/registrations/239/

HTCondor 8.9.12 no longer available

March 26, 2021

On March 26 2021 at 3:30pm the HTCondor v8.9.12 release was pulled down from our website after significant backwards-compatibility problems were discovered. We plan to fix these problems in v8.9.13 to be released by March 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Come find us on Twitter!

December 23, 2020

After a long social media absence, we’ve resuscitated our Twitter acount where we’ve been posting about HTCondor news, events, philosophy and other distributed systems related banter. Come find us and chime in! https://twitter.com/HTCondor

Campus Workshop on distributed high-throughput computing (dHTC) February 8-9, 2021

December 18, 2020

Save the date and register now for another Campus Workshop on distributed high-throughput computing (dHTC), February 8-9, 2021, offered by the Partnership to Advance Throughput computing (PATh). All campus cyberinfrastructure (CI) staff are invited to attend!

Feb 8: Training on Using and Facilitating the Use of dHTC and the Open Science Grid (OSG), 2-5pm ET. seats limited; register ASAP!
Feb 9: dHTC Virtual Office Hours with breakout rooms for discussion on all things dHTC, including OSG services for campuses and CC* awards, 2-5pm ET. unlimited seats

While there is no fee for either day, registration is required for participants to receive virtual meeting room details and instructions for training accounts via email. Please feel free to send any questions about the event to events@opensciencegrid.org.

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