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Open Science Grid User School: Apply by 4/20

The Open Science Grid User School 2018 will take place July 9-13 2018, at the University of Wisconsin Madison, 
Applications for this opportunity are due Friday, April 20, 2018.

If you could access hundreds or even thousands of computers for your scholarly work, what could you do? How could it transform your work? What discoveries might you make?

During the Open Science Grid (OSG) User School, participants will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) to
harness vast amounts of computing power for research, applicable to nearly any field of study (e.g., physics, chemistry, engineering, life sciences, earth sciences, agricultural and animal sciences, economics, social sciences, medicine, and more). Using lectures, discussions, roleplays, and lots of hands-on work with OSG experts in HTC, participants will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage many jobs and huge datasets, how to
implement a realistic scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for help and more info.

Open Science Grid User School will pay for all basic travel, hotel, and food costs for applicants who are selected to attend. Ideal candidates are graduate students whose research involves or could involve large-scale computing—work that cannot be done on one laptop or a handful of computers. They will also accept some post-doctoral students, faculty, staff, and advanced undergraduates.

More information about this opportunity can be found at, and questions can be emailed to