Getting Started

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This page details the installation of the Open Science Grid software stack on SURAgrid systems.



OSG Documentation Home. Site administrators should bookmark the OSG page. The notes below are based on the OSG Documentation. You should be able to follow the OSG installation instructions for the Client and Compute Element and the notes below to hopefully have a working resource.

User Documentation

All SURAgrid users, both system administrators and end users, will need a grid identity and membership in the SURAgrid VO. End users need to follow the first two steps below and then find a Submit Host (kindly ask your system administrator) from which to submit jobs to SURAgrid.

Requesting Personal Certificates - Get a grid identity from OSG.

Registering DN with SURAgrid VOMRS - Register your grid identity with the SURAgrid VO.

Installing the OSG Client Software - Creating a Submit Host. Root access required.

Compute Element Installation Notes

These steps are intended for system administrators and cover the information you will need to add your compute resource to OSG and make it available to SURAgrid members.

OIM Registration - Tell OSG about your resource.

Requesting Certificates - Get host, http, and rsv certificates.

Compute Element RPM Installation - Installation and configuration.

Worker Node RPM Installation - Install grid utilities onto compute nodes.


Running R on SURAgrid

Running Octave on SURAgrid

Simple Condor-G Example (tgz file)


SURAgrid Resource and Application Discovery - Using LDAP to discover SURAgrid resources.


If you need help with these steps please send questions via email to This group requires a subscription to post. If you are not yet a member of suragrid-support, please send an email with the text 'SUBSCRIBE suragrid-support' to before submitting your support request.

Obsolete Pacman Installation

This will be obsolete in May 2013 when OSG drops support for the Release 1.x stack

  1. OIM Registration
  2. Requesting Certificates
  3. Pacman
  4. Compute Element and Batch Scheduler Interface
  5. Compute Element Configuration
  6. Compute Element Post Installation
  7. Compute Element Start/Stop
  8. Worker Node Installation
  9. Client Installation
  10. Grid User Management System (GUMS)
  11. Environment Variables
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