November 23, 2022 | Ada Nikolaidis

The Globus Flows service will be briefly unavailable starting at 3:30 pm US Central on Saturday, December 3, 2022 in order to accommodate database upgrades. We anticipate this downtime will be less than ten minutes.

During this planned downtime, the following will be impacted:

November 14, 2022 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

When XSEDE, NSF’s national cyberinfrastructure from 2011 to 2021, was first established, it subscribed to the then-new Globus data transfer service to provide a universal data fabric spanning XSEDE resource providers. This collaboration played a vital role in bootstrapping the Globus service and also allowed Globus to meet expanding XSEDE needs for data services over the following decade, as evidenced by the 16.7 PB transferred to or from XSEDE resources by more than 1,300 researchers in 2021 alone.

July 7, 2022 | Brigitte Raumann

With the increasing prevalence of new ‘omics technologies such as single-cell RNA-seq and spatial transcriptomics, as well as multi-omic analysis methods that integrate datasets from different ‘omics domains, bioinformatics tools are required to operate on ever larger datasets, which can range in the tens to hundreds of gigabytes or greater. One such bioinformatics tool is GenePattern, developed in the Mesirov Lab at the School of Medicine at UCSD. GenePattern provides a platform for reproducible genomic analysis for users at all levels of computational sophistication.

June 3, 2022 | Brigitte Raumann

To accommodate database upgrades, Globus services will be unavailable for up to an hour beginning at 9 am US Central on Saturday, June 18, 2022.  

During this planned downtime, the following will be impacted:

May 17, 2022 | Vas Vasiliadis

We are delighted to see NSF announce the 2022 edition of the Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program. Over the years, this program has greatly enhanced research infrastructure at institutions of all sizes, particularly by supporting the deployment of the Science DMZ infrastructure that is so important for data-intensive research.

February 18, 2022 | Greg Nawrocki

I was speaking with a colleague from another institution the other day. We were lamenting the lack of in-person events and actually missing traveling to visit colleagues at their home institutions. While this is certainly one of the major themes of the past two years, another theme that I’ve heard in the course of this new normal of virtual meetings (and the few in-person events, thank you Supercomputing) is mass migration of data between cloud storage platforms, and even between cloud stores and on-prem storage.

November 17, 2021 | Brigitte Raumann

Today we released Globus web app support for scheduled and regularly repeating transfers. Now scheduling a recurring transfer is as easy as scheduling a recurring meeting. Nightly backups to cloud storage or hourly syncs to HPC centers, for example, can be configured with just a few clicks.  Transfers can also be scheduled in advance, so a large data transfer can kick off late on a Sunday night, when bandwidth demands are lower.

November 16, 2021 | Susan Tussy

Today’s researchers are faced with an increasingly complex storage landscape, and are implementing many different storage types and deployment models to meet their storage requirements. Globus is addressing this growing need for a diverse set of storage options, and continues to test new storage systems and add premium connectors to give researchers even more storage alternatives to use with its service including cloud object stores, tape archives, and proprietary storage systems.

October 20, 2021 | Brigitte Raumann

Globus Connect Server version 5 (GCSv5) provides new capabilities and enhancements for both administrators and users and offers platform features that allow developers to build interesting data management solutions. Among other improvements, GCSv5…

-  ...replaces user certificates with OAuth based authentication,

-  ...adds HTTP/S access to data,

-  ...simplifies support for multiple storage types via a DTN pool,

-  ...provides higher levels of assurance for managing protected data,

October 18, 2021 | Ian Foster

The petabytes produced and consumed by exascale computers must often be moved among elements of the international scientific infrastructure. Scientists have long relied upon Globus for efficient, reliable, and secure data movement, and indeed as of 10/18/2021, Globus has been used to move more than 1018 bytes (1,343,546,072,100,387,000,000 bytes to be precise) among more than 20,000 labs worldwide.