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Open Science Grid / Duke CI-Connect

The Open Science Grid  is “a national, distributed computing partnership for data-intensive research” with resources that are particularly well suited to computational jobs that have very simple systems and data dependencies — essentially, jobs that are easy to transport, run in parallel, use or produce small or modest amounts of data, and can tolerate failure or interruption. Thousands of computers in North America are part of the grid, and together they provide prodigious computational power. Duke is part of CI-Connect [] which is a means of gaining access to the Open Science Grid, and accounts are available to members of the Duke research community ( OSG is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.