High Throughput Computing, Grid Computing, HTC

January 19, 2024

The use of large-spread networks of resources to do computational jobs that don’t require massively parallel resources spanning multiple compute nodes or even multiple cores, as frequently the case with computational jobs in HPC. For example, one of the most well-known HTC grids is the Open Science Grid, which leverages resources worldwide to provide a general-purpose grid computing network used by a variety of institutions. Much of the OSG’s computing capacity powers the data analysis of the Large Hadron Collider’s data. Another well-known HTC project was Folding@Home, which leverages spare CPU cycles from computers all over the world to do protein folding and has over an exaflop of distributed computing capacity.