Blog Archive

  • New Open OnDemand feature makes it easier to interact with external data from your cluster

    November 14, 2023  |  Lee Liming

    If you manage a compute cluster for researchers and your cluster has both Open OnDemand and Globus, a new Open OnDemand feature makes it easier for your researchers to transfer files and folders between your cluster and external storage systems.

  • Globus JavaScript SDK Now Available

    November 10, 2023  |  Joe Bottigliero

    Globus is excited to announce the immediate availability of JavaScript SDK, a core package in our growing JavaScript ecosystem. The release today offers support for a wide set of our platform APIs, including Transfer (and sharing), GCS Manager, Groups (V2), and more.

  • Globus and ACCESS Simplify Data Management for Supercomputer Users

    September 15, 2023  |  Lee Liming

    One year into the new NSF ACCESS program, Globus and ACCESS continue to work together to simplify the data management experience in the nation’s premier open science computing environment.

  • Globus Accelerates Data Access and Sharing in Program to Fight Urban Climate Challenges

    September 13, 2023  |  Susan Tussy

    Globus made it easy to move the data off the instruments, and share it out, and also complimented the existing infrastructure. Now they could simply install Globus Connect Personal on the systems with a filesystem and storage, create an endpoint, and immediately share the data with others.

  • Automate your data management tasks to accelerate discovery

    July 11, 2023  |  Susan Tussy

    Today’s researchers must automate some of their data management tasks as they utilize the newest instruments, many of which generate terabytes of data daily. Globus Flows does just that. It defines and automates simple as well as complex, scalable multi-step, human-in-the-loop data flows securely and reliably.

  • Support for Globus Connect Server version 4 ends on December 18, 2023

    June 21, 2023  |  Brigitte Raumann

    Globus Connect Server version 5 represents a major evolutionary step in the Globus Connect Server architecture and the latest release has been in production since July, 2020. Support for Globus Connect Server version 4 will be discontinued on December 18, 2023.

  • Maintenance Downtime for Database Upgrades - Saturday, March 11, 2023

    February 17, 2023  |  Brigitte Raumann

    To accommodate required database upgrades, Globus services will be unavailable for up to two hours beginning at 10 am US Central on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

  • Globus Connect Server v4 will be deprecated July 31, 2023

    January 26, 2023  |  Brigitte Raumann

    We closed out 2022 by releasing support for migration of all Globus Connect Server version 4 deployment configurations. Today we are announcing that Globus Connect Server version 4 will be...

  • Globus capabilities available to all users of NSF ACCESS cyberinfrastructure

    January 03, 2023  |  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...

  • Globus Flows Service Notice

    January 03, 2023

    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.

  • GenePattern users can leverage Globus transfers for analysis of large biomedical datasets

    July 07, 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...

  • Maintenance Downtime for Database Upgrades - June 18, 2022

    June 03, 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...

  • Globus Support for the 2022 NSF CC* Program

    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...

  • Navigating Cloud Storage with Globus

    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...

  • Scheduled and recurring transfers now available in the Globus web app

    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...

  • Globus premium storage connectors: connecting researchers to their data

    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...

  • Migrating to Globus Connect Server Version 5

    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...

  • Extra-fast Export: Globus Exceeds on Exascale Day by Accelerating Big-file Transfers

    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...

  • Globus CLI and SDK version 3 now available!

    September 29, 2021  |  Stephen Rosen

    On March 7th of 2016, a couple of members of the Globus team started working on replacing the globusonline-transfer-api-client package. We debated what to call it. Was it the globus-client?...

  • Maintenance Downtime for Database Upgrades - September 18 2021

    September 10, 2021  |  Brigitte Raumann

    To accommodate database upgrades, Globus Auth and Transfer services will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes beginning at 10 am US Central on Saturday, September 18, 2021. During this...

  • Data Access Enhances Healthcare Research

    August 23, 2021  |  Susan Tussy

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide leadership and direction for research programs aimed at enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability. Data is an important ingredient for—and...

  • Globus Helps Researchers Migrate Data on XSEDE's Comet Supercomputer

    August 19, 2021  |  Susan Tussy

    During the month of July Globus transferred over 800 Terabytes of data on Comet, a dedicated NSF funded eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) cluster at the San Diego...

  • Globus Labs Participates in Two Student Summer Lab Programs

    August 03, 2021  |  Susan Tussy

    Helping to Prepare our Researchers of Tomorrow Over the past few years Globus Labs has participated in two student summer lab programs at the University of Chicago - the Center...

  • Globus Enables National Cyberinfrastructures

    July 07, 2021  |  Susan Tussy

    Researchers now more than ever need a highly scalable, friction-free data management solution to effectively address the complexities of conducting modern research.

  • State Of the Craft in Research Data Management

    June 14, 2021  |  Susan Tussy

    Part V Data volumes are exploding, and the need to efficiently store and share data quickly, reliably and securely—along with making the data discoverable—is increasingly important. Deliberate planning and execution...

  • Exploring New Frontiers in Compute and Data Methods

    June 07, 2021  |  Susan Tussy

    Mountains of data are being generated faster than ever before, and there is an ever-growing need to manage this exponential growth. In order to manage these massive volumes of data it is paramount to address not only raw compute requirements, but also the methods and techniques used to rapidly, reliably and securely discover, access, transfer, store, and re-use the data.

  • Globus Auth Issues One Billion Tokens

    March 02, 2021  |  Susan Tussy

    Research Data Management. Simplified. In order to leverage the ever-increasing vast amounts of data, breaking down research silos and integrating research services becomes essential. Key to accomplishing this goal is...

  • Globus now supports recurring and scheduled transfers

    January 29, 2021  |  Brigitte Raumann

    We’re excited to announce that Globus now supports recurring and scheduled transfers. The new feature allows you to submit a job that will reliably request periodic transfers with a defined...

  • The State of the Craft in Research Data Management - Part IV

    December 16, 2020  |  Susan Tussy

    Part IV in a Five-Part Series Data volumes are exploding, and the need to efficiently store and share data quickly, reliably and securely—along with making the data discoverable—is increasingly important....

  • The State of the Craft in Research Data Management - Part III

    November 30, 2020  |  Susan Tussy

    Part III in a Five-Part Series Data volumes are exploding, and the need to efficiently store and share data quickly, reliably and securely—along with making the data discoverable—is increasingly important....

  • The State of the Craft in Research Data Management

    November 23, 2020  |  Susan Tussy

    Part II in a Five-Part Series Data volumes are exploding, and the need to efficiently store and share data quickly, reliably and securely—along with making the data discoverable—is increasingly important....

  • Scientists at Argonne Leverage Globus in "Sim-City" Modelling to Battle COVID-19

    October 19, 2020  |  Susan Tussy

    Image: Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory Scientists at Argonne National Lab have deployed some of the Nation’s most powerful compute resources, and developed large-scale epidemiological models to provide policy makers...

  • The State of the Craft in Research Data Management - Part I

    October 05, 2020  |  Susan Tussy

    Part I in a Five-Part Series Data volumes are exploding, and the need to efficiently store and share data quickly, reliably and securely—along with making the data discoverable—is increasingly important....

  • Distributed Collaborators & Data: Solving the World's Big Problems

    August 28, 2020  |  Susan Tussy

    Distributed Collaborators & Data: Solving the World’s Big Problems Big problems such as finding cures for COVID and disease, increasing food production, or fighting climate change, all involve a tremendous...

  • Globus Connect Server v5.4 Is Now Available

    July 26, 2020  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    The highly anticipated v5.4 of Globus Connect Server is now available. This release continues our march towards a unified Globus Connect Server v5 platform that incorporates all relevant features from...

  • Globus in the age of Global Pandemics

    March 20, 2020  |  Greg Nawrocki

    By now many of us are working from home, out of labs and offices, and off campus. For several this necessity was a bit of a surprise, finding out over...

  • January 2020: Globus Turns 10...18

    January 15, 2020  |  Ian Foster

    Reflections from Globus Co-Founder Ian Foster 2020 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Globus service as we know it today. It also promises to be a monumental year for the...

  • Go Globus: To Infinity and Beyond

    January 10, 2020

    (Originally published on University of Pittsburgh blog) Research Reality: Research projects can include multiple collaborators, generate large amounts of data, include hundreds or thousands of participants/samples, and require significant computing...

  • Real-Time Streaming Data Analysis Project Wins SC19 SCinet Challenge

    December 04, 2019  |  Mary Bass

    Two essential elements of the cyberinfrastructure required to advance modern science are networking and high performance computing resources. That’s what SCinet set out to demonstrate at SC19 in Denver, with...

  • Now Available: Subscriber Welcome Kit

    November 25, 2019  |  Mary Bass

    Are you a Globus subscriber? We now have a great resource for you: a Welcome Kit designed to get you up and running with Globus quickly and easily. The kit...

  • Globus CLI Batch Transfer Recipe

    November 11, 2019

    We’d like to share this walkthrough recently written up in GitHub for how to use the Globus CLI to list, filter, and batch submit a transfer from two locations into...

  • Remembering Steve Tuecke

    November 04, 2019  |  Ian Foster

    It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news of the death of our dear friend and colleague Steve Tuecke on November 2, 2019. Our thoughts are especially with...

  • DataCite Switches to Globus for Authentication

    October 15, 2019  |  Mary Bass

    (Originally published on DataCite blog October 14, 2019.) DataCite started work on improving DataCite authentication two months ago, beginning with a major upgrade of the Profiles service. One visible change...

  • Globus Publication: A New Approach

    July 24, 2019  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue the data publication functions of the Globus service. This action only affects data publication functions—it does not affect core Globus services, such...

  • Why Globus for Extreme-Scale Cosmology: A Conversation with Argonne’s Katrin Heitmann

    July 08, 2019  |  Mary Bass

    Globus recently saw the biggest single file transfer in our history: a team led by Argonne National Laboratory scientists moved 2.9 petabytes of data on the Summit system at Oak...

  • Globus and the Path to Sustainability

    May 09, 2019  |  Lee Liming

    It’s been more than twenty years since the first public release of Globus software. In this article originally posted on the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) blog Globus Senior Technical...

  • Ian Foster Reflects on Parallel Computing Then, Now, and Future

    April 10, 2019

    Q&A with 2019 Babbage Award Recipient In March 2019, Ian Foster, director of Argonne’s Data Science and Learning division, received the 2019 IEEE Computer Society Charles Babbage Award for his...

  • XSEDE Uses Globus Auth for Web Single Sign-On

    January 28, 2019  |  Lee Liming

    Used by researchers and students from all fields of science, XSEDE coordinates access to the National Science Foundation’s public supercomputing systems, such as Texas Advanced Computing Center’s Stampede2 and Pittsburgh...

  • New Globus Web App is Live

    November 07, 2018  |  Brigitte Raumann

    Today we released the redesigned web app in production at app.globus.org! This replaces the old web app, which now is deprecated and will be discontinued in April 2019. Key resources:...

  • A Basic Globus Login for Apache Websites

    October 15, 2018  |  Lee Liming

    One of the features Globus users appreciate is its user-friendly login mechanism. Globus allows users to login using Google, ORCID, or identities from any of the thousands of academic/research organizations...

  • Beta Release of New Globus Web App

    October 11, 2018  |  Brigitte Raumann

    At GlobusWorld 2018, we announced ongoing work to redesign the Globus web app. We appreciate all the input we have received since then from users who tested the new web...

  • Announcing support for protected data management

    August 31, 2018  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    I’m excited to announce that Globus services can now be used to manage protected data, including data regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The rich capabilities...

  • Using Globus in Jupyter Notebooks

    May 30, 2018  |  Lee Liming

    My last post introduced the Jupyter “live notebook” environment and explained why our Globus team is working to make it easier to use Globus services in the Jupyter environment. Now,...

  • Ian Foster Presents at NCI ITCR18

    May 24, 2018

    At the National Cancer Institute's 2018 Annual Meeting for ITCR (Information Technology for Cancer Research), Ian Foster, Globus co-founder and Argonne Data Science and Learning Division Director, presented on "Building...

  • Updates to Globus Privacy Notice to Align with the GDPR

    May 22, 2018  |  Brigitte Raumann

    As you may know, on May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impose new obligations on organizations that control or process personally identifiable information about individuals...

  • Globus Connect Server 5.1 Now Available

    May 17, 2018  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    Globus hosted a live webinar about the GCS5 release on June 7, 2018. To view the recorded session, click here. To access the slides, click here. Globus Connect Server is...

  • Deprecation of Hosted CLI

    May 02, 2018  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    As we announced last week at GlobusWorld, the hosted CLI (legacy CLI) is currently deprecated and support for it will be discontinued on August 1, 2018. The hosted CLI has...

  • Storage Innovation Series: Cloud-Based Storage for Research Use Cases

    April 18, 2018  |  Steve Tuecke

    In the sixth and final article in this series, we turn our attention from on-premise to cloud-based storage. I’ll be addressing four primary types of cloud storage: file storage, object...

  • If it's good enough for the Secretary of Energy...

    March 28, 2018

    This week in a trip to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, the U.S. Secretary of Energy used Globus to move 500GB of data between ALCF and NERSC. In the HPC world,...

  • Data Science and the Jupyter Notebook Environment

    March 01, 2018  |  Lee Liming

    If you’re not already using Jupyter notebooks in your research or teaching, you might want to take a look. Our vision at Globus is to vastly improve the overall research...

  • Second year of Globus Auth, by the numbers

    February 15, 2018  |  Mattias Lidman

    This week we are happy to celebrate the second birthday of Globus Auth, our authentication and authorization platform. Globus Auth now supports nearly 91,000 users from our 478 identity providers....

  • Storage Innovation Series: Making Tape Work – What You Need to Know

    February 13, 2018  |  Steve Tuecke

    The venerable storage format, tape, is the topic of the fifth article in our Storage Innovation blog series. If you’re shocked by the mention of tape in a series about...

  • Globus now supports secure, scalable search using custom metadata

    February 06, 2018  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    I am pleased to announce that the Globus platform now supports search capabilities, providing a secure and scalable solution for research data discovery. Discovery of research data relies on the...

  • January 2018: Looking Back and Ahead

    January 30, 2018  |  Ian Foster

    New Year's Reflections from Globus Co-Founder Ian Foster Happy New Year! As 2017 fades into memory, I thought it might be interesting to reflect a bit on where we’ve been...

  • Storage Innovation Series: Turnkey On-Premise Storage: A Conversation with HGST

    January 11, 2018  |  Steve Tuecke

    This is the 4th article in our Storage Innovation blog series. We’ve been discussing on-premise storage in the past two posts, and in the last post I talked about the...

  • Update and test your Globus Connect Server configuration

    November 27, 2017  |  Greg Nawrocki

    Note: With the release of Globus Connect Server v5, this article contains outdated/inaccurate information. Please refer to this document for help with troubleshooting Globus Connect Server connectivity issues. If you...

  • Data retention policy will change on December 4, 2017

    November 21, 2017  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    We are changing our policy governing retention of file transfer activity data. Starting December 4, 2017, we will remove summary data for file transfer tasks older than 3 months. While...

  • Storage Innovation Series: Roll Your Own Storage - Pros and Cons

    November 06, 2017  |  Steve Tuecke

    This is the third in our Storage Innovations blog series. In our last post, we talked about the benefits of turnkey on-premise storage solutions. In today’s post I’ll be addressing...

  • Important: Update your Globus Connect Server configuration

    October 25, 2017  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    Many of you may have seen our recent announcement that we are working towards making Globus data management solutions suitable for use with protected data and in HIPAA regulated environments....

  • Storage Innovation Series: Is “Turnkey” On-Premise Storage Possible?: A Conversation with SpectraLogic

    October 19, 2017  |  Steve Tuecke

    This is the second in our Storage Innovations blog series, and the first post about on-premise solutions. In this article we’ve invited Matt Starr at Spectra Logic to provide insights...

  • Storage Innovation Series: The Current State of Campus Research Storage

    October 09, 2017  |  Steve Tuecke

    In this first in a series of posts about what’s going on in big data storage, especially as relates to research centers, universities and labs, I’ll be talking about the...

  • Is free Globus going away?

    September 22, 2017  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    A few months ago we announced that support for the open source Globus Toolkit is ending. Since then we've become aware of confusion regarding the details and impact of this...

  • The New Google Drive Connector: Notes from Product Management

    September 20, 2017  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    We recently announced availability of Globus for Google Drive, adding another storage system that can be used with the Globus service. Globus for Google Drive was driven by customer demand...

  • Support for Globus Nexus authentication discontinued

    July 28, 2017  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    In December 2016, we announced the deprecation of OAuth 2.0 service provided by Globus Nexus (also known as GOAuth), and since then we have worked with several user groups to...

  • Support for Open Source Globus Toolkit Ends January 2018

    May 26, 2017  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    We are announcing that, starting in January 2018, the Globus team at the University of Chicago will no longer support the open source Globus Toolkit, except for its use with...

  • Introducing the SDK and CLI

    April 14, 2017  |  Stephen Rosen

    Scripting With Globus Just Got Easy! curl "http://transfer.api.globus.org/..." ssh cli.globusonline.org "..." subprocess.Popen(["ssh", "cli.globusonline.org", "..."]) Say "hello" to the new Globus SDK and CLI! As of April, 2017, these products are...

  • First year of Globus Auth, by the numbers

    February 13, 2017

    Today we are happy to celebrate the 1-year birthday of Globus Auth, our authentication and authorization platform. In the year since its launch, Globus Auth has supported over 52,000 users,...

  • Deprecating Globus Nexus Authentication

    December 07, 2016  |  Teresa Gugerty

    We are deprecating the OAuth 2.0 service provided by Globus Nexus (also known as GOAuth). Authentication interfaces in Globus Nexus are deprecated and will be discontinued April 30, 2017. Globus...

  • The new Globus CLI is available in a beta release

    December 01, 2016  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Several users have requested a native command line client to Globus services that can be installed on a local machine and used for simple scripting. We have just released a...

  • Announcing The GlobusWorld Tour

    August 09, 2016  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    We're excited to announce that we're taking GlobusWorld on the road! Over the next few months we will be conducting a series of workshops at university campuses and national facilities...

  • Update Globus Connect Personal before August 9, 2016

    July 22, 2016  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    The certificate used by Globus Connect Personal endpoints to securely connect to Globus expires on August 9, 2016. We released updated packages with new certificates a few weeks ago. If...

  • Removing deprecated scp command

    July 17, 2016  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Late last year we deprecated the scp command in the Globus command line interface (CLI), and provided features in the transfer command for parity. In the nine months since it...

  • glibc vulnerability: Action required for Linux users

    February 17, 2016  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    On February 16, 2016 a new critical vulnerability CVE-2015-7547 - "glibc getaddrinfo() stack-based buffer overflow" was announced. We have reviewed the severity and impact to Globus services, partner services and...

  • Enhanced Login Mechanism Streamlines Access To Globus

    February 11, 2016  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    We’re excited to announce changes to the way users access Globus that removes a lot of the “friction” currently associated with signing up and using the service. On February 13th,...

  • Sparkle Updater Issue Fixed: Action Required for Mac Users

    February 10, 2016  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Recently, a new vulnerability was discovered in the Sparkle Updater framework on Mac OS, that is used by Globus Connect Personal to check for, and install, updates. All Mac users...

  • Self-service usage reports now available to Globus subscribers

    September 03, 2015  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Globus subscribers now have direct access to usage reports for their managed endpoints via the Globus web interface (previously, subscribers had to request usage data from the Globus support team)....

  • Cancel and Pause/Resume tasks using the management console

    August 21, 2015  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    We continue to build out premium capabilities for administering endpoints. The management console, which is now in production, was recently updated with features that allow endpoint administrators to cancel or...

  • 100PB contest winner

    June 30, 2015  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    The winner of our 100PB contest is Todd Raeker from the University of Michigan. Todd came closest in predicting the date and time at which Globus would pass the 100PB...

  • 100 Petabytes moved!

    June 29, 2015  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Last week we passed a pretty cool milestone for the Globus service: 100 petabytes of data moved! Even in this age of "big data", 100PB is a big number. How...

  • NCAR uses Globus for RDA data distribution

    June 24, 2015  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    We're thrilled to see NCAR using Globus to distribute data from their Research Data Archive (RDA). The RDA contains a large and diverse collection of meteorological and oceanographic observations, operational...

  • Access Manager Role for Shared Endpoints

    May 27, 2015  |  Rachana Ananthakrishnan

    A new feature that allows users to delegate management of shared endpoints was demonstrated at GlobusWorld 2015. This feature allows the creator of a shared endpoint to assign the access...

  • Case Study: Transfer of large datasets to Amazon S3

    May 14, 2015  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Knowledge Lab is a University of Chicago research center that seeks to leverage insights into the dynamics of knowledge creation and advances in large-scale computation to reimagine the scientific processes...

  • Sysadmins please note: Service update may affect some Globus Connect Server endpoints.

    December 05, 2014  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    On Monday, December 8, 2014 we'll be updating the Globus file transfer service. As part of this update we're adding another IP address to the service that executes file transfer...

  • Big improvements in Globus performance on Amazon S3 endpoints

    November 11, 2014  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Our first implementation for transferring files to/from Amazon S3 endpoints (buckets) was a good proof of concept but performance was, at best, average. In our latest release, we’ve upped the...

  • The Globus policies, they are a-changin'

    October 16, 2014  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    We recently changed the policies that govern access to certain Globus features. These changes are informed by our experiences in offering paid subscriptions to researchers and resource providers over the...

  • User of the Month, May 2014: Robert Edwards

    May 27, 2014  |  Laurel Wamsley

    We are happy to announce that the Globus user of the month for May 2014 is Robert Edwards, a staff scientist in the Theory Group at Jefferson Lab, a Department...

  • GlobusWorld 2014: Keynote and some big ideas

    April 23, 2014  |  Laurel Wamsley

    GlobusWorld 2014 took place in Chicago last week and it was a great success, drawing more than 120 HPC computing experts and scientists to Argonne National Lab for the three-day...

  • Dealing with the OpenSSL Vulnerability

    April 08, 2014  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    By now, almost every system administrator on the planet is aware of the OpenSSL vulnerability (also known as the Heartbleed bug). Since its announcement we've been hard at work reviewing...

  • "January Effect" is alive and well

    February 10, 2014  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    In the stock markets, the so-called "January Effect" is the increase in stock prices during the month of January that commentators attribute to investors buying stocks after having sold them...

  • User of the Month December 2013: Joel Brownstein

    December 10, 2013  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    I am pleased to honor Joel Brownstein from the University of Utah as the Globus User of the Month for December 2013. Professor Joel Brownstein is the data archivist of...

  • Globus Connect Server Accepted for XSEDE Campus Bridging

    November 18, 2013  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    XSEDE just announced that Globus Connect Server (formerly called Globus Connect Multiuser) is now accepted for use in Campus Bridging. Campus Bridging efforts in XSEDE aim to lower the barriers...

  • Users of the Month, August 2013: Brian Leu, Parth Sheth, and Albert Liu

    August 19, 2013  |  Laurel Wamsley

    We had the pleasure of meeting this month’s honored users in person at the XSEDE13 Conference in San Diego last month. Brian Leu, Parth Sheth, and Albert Liu are all...

  • 10,000 users and counting!

    June 14, 2013  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    We just crossed the 10,000 mark for registered users and it made me think of the early days of Globus Online. Our first users were Shreyas Cholia, David Skinner, and...

  • Major update to Globus Connect Multiuser

    June 10, 2013  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    We just released Globus Connect Multiuser version 2. This is a major update over the previous version, featuring: Native packaging: Native RPM and Debian packages for more than a dozen...

  • May 2013 User of the Month: Vadim Roytershteyn

    May 06, 2013  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    It is my pleasure to announce that we have selected Vadim Roytershteyn as the user of the month for May 2013. Vadim is a plasma physicist at SciberQuest, Inc., where...

  • January 2013 User of the Month: Ann Syrowski

    January 23, 2013

    I am happy to announce that the user of the month for January 2013 is Ann Syrowski from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ann is a Research Professional in the...

  • December 2012 User of the Month: Kurt LaButti

    December 28, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    It is my pleasure to announce that the user of the month for December 2012 is Kurt LaButti from the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute. Kurt has been in...

  • Use Test Endpoints to Anticipate Your Data Transfer Rates

    November 30, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) has deployed three anonymous read-only GridFTP servers for testing purposes. These GridFTP servers are available as endpoints on Globus Online: esnet#anl-diskpt1, esnet#bnl-diskpt1 and esnet#lbl-diskpt1. Globus Online...

  • Globus Online is a non-profit serving non-profits

    November 16, 2012  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Earlier this week at the SC12 conference we announced a set of new services that we plan to launch early in 2013, including a simple, fast way to share big...

  • October 2012 User of the Month: Dmitry Ozerov

    November 02, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    I am pleased to announce that the user of the month for October 2012 is Dmitry Ozerov from DESY in Germany. Dmitry has a background in particle physics research and...

  • September 2012 User of the Month: Kenneth Aird

    October 15, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    I am happy to announce that the user of the month for September 2012 is Kenneth Aird from University of Chicago. Ken is a software engineer at the Department of...

  • August 2012 User of the Month: Oliver Witzel

    September 10, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    It is my pleasure to announce that Oliver Witzel from Boston University has been selected as the user of the month for August 2012. Oliver is a postdoctoral researcher at...

  • July 2012 User of the Month: Jeff Porter

    August 09, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    For July’s User of the Month, the winner is Jeff Porter from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory! Jeff Porter currently works to support computing needs of experimental High Energy Nuclear Physics...

  • June 2012 User of the Month: Brian O'Shea

    July 10, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    It is my pleasure to announce that Brian O'Shea from Michigan State University has been selected as the user of the month for June 2012. In the month of June,...

  • May 2012 User of the Month: William Daughton

    June 06, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    For May’s User of the Month, I’m pleased to announce that we have selected William Daughton from Los Alamos National Laboratory! William Daughton is a physicist in the Plasma Theory...

  • April 2012 User of the Month: Dan Kozak

    May 09, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    For April's User of the Month, I am happy to announce that the winner is Dan Kozak from Caltech. Dan Kozak is the Data Archive Administrator for LIGO, an NSF...

  • March 2012 User of the Month: Colin Morningstar

    March 06, 2012  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    For March’s User of the Month, I’m pleased to announce that we have selected Colin Morningstar from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)! Colin Morningstar is a Professor of Physics at CMU...

  • February 2012 User of the Month: Matt Becker

    February 03, 2012  |  Paul Dave

    For February's User of the Month, I'm pleased to announce the winner is Matthew Becker from University of Chicago! Who he is: Matt Becker is a graduate student at Kavli...

  • January 2012 User of the Month: Greg Salvesen

    January 19, 2012  |  Paul Dave

    For 2012’s first User of the Month, I’m happy to announce that we have selected Greg Salvesen from the University of Colorado. Who he is: Greg is a graduate student...

  • GT 5.2.0 has been released!!

    January 10, 2012  |  Stuart Martin

    I can't tell you how good it feels to have GT 5.2.0 officially announced!! Well, actually, I can and I'm going to :-) Back in the day when the Globus...

  • Using "If This Then That" to manage Globus Online activities

    December 14, 2011  |  Ian Foster

    If This Then That (www.ifttt.com) is an intriguing new service for managing and integrating social media. It lets you specify simple rules of the form: if <this event> then do...

  • MyProxy oAuth

    November 15, 2011  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    In collaboration with the XSEDE Project, Globus Online is happy to announce support for MyProxy oAuth, an authentication and x509 credential retrieval service developed by the MyProxy Team at NCSA....

  • November 2011 User of the Month: Jin-Ho Yoon

    November 01, 2011  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    For November's User of the Month, I’m happy to announce that we have selected Jin-Ho Yoon from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Who he is: Jin-Ho is a scientist in the...

  • Building Hosted Services for Scientists: 4 Important Lessons Learned

    October 31, 2011  |  Ian Foster

    In our work with many hundreds of researchers who work in smaller labs, we’ve learned a few things about what is likely to be adopted and what is likely to...

  • October 2011 User of the Month: Gary Bates

    October 01, 2011  |  Paul Dave

    For October's User of the Month, I’m happy to announce that we have selected Gary Bates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Who he is: Gary works in...

  • Add Computation to the Mix: Deploying HPC Clusters on EC2 with Globus Provision

    September 13, 2011  |  Borja Sotomayor

    Picture this: You just got access to an awesome dataset, and you can't wait to start tinkering with it. Maybe it's stored in some remote observatory, or maybe it's right...

  • Handling Science Data: As Always, Devil's in the Details

    September 12, 2011  |  Stuart Martin

    We've been operating the Globus Online file transfer service for 10 months now, and along the way we've learned a thing or two about handling data for scientists. Yes, we...

  • September 2011 User of the Month: Sarah Kenny

    September 01, 2011  |  Paul Dave

    For the September User of the Month, I’m happy to announce that we have selected Sarah Kenny from the University of California, Irvine. Who she is: Sarah is a neuroscience...

  • August 2011 User of the Month: Greg Daues

    August 01, 2011  |  Paul Dave

    For August User of the Month, I’m pleased to announce we have selected Greg Daues from NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications). Who he is: Greg is a research programmer...

  • July 2011 User of the Month: Katrin Heitmann

    July 01, 2011  |  Paul Dave

    A few months back, we launched a “User of the Month” program to highlight innovative and impactful usage of Globus Online that the entire user community might want to hear...

  • The Problem With Australian Laptops ..

    June 10, 2011  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    .. is that they now come with enormous disks. So we are seeing research workers storing everything from patient X-rays to car proving-ground videos on their Windows-7 machines with terabyte...

  • Medical NLP in the Cloud

    June 07, 2011  |  Vas Vasiliadis

    Natural Language Processing (NLP) has the potential to dramatically influence the way in which clinical care and medical research is conducted. Pilot studies have shown that NLP engines, such as...

  • June 2011 User of the Month: Steven Gottlieb

    June 01, 2011  |  Raj Kettimuthu

    Last month we launched a “User of the Month” program to draw attention to particularly impressive, innovative and/or widely applicable usage scenarios that the entire user community should know about....

  • Getting a Bigger 'N' for Studies of Rare Conditions

    May 25, 2011  |  Lee Liming

    I get a kick out of seeing "ordinary" information technologies make new kinds of science possible. For example, the ability to move and share digital data is a pretty mundane...

  • When Trivial Becomes Critical: File Transfer and its Role in Genomic Sequencing

    May 19, 2011  |  Brigitte Raumann

    I think I can speak for most biologists when I say I never thought I would be worrying about file transfer. Compute power, yes. Storage space, maybe. But file transfer?...

  • GO Behind the Scenes: Globus Online relies on Amazon's EC2

    May 16, 2011  |  Stuart Martin

    I am delighted to write this inaugural post for "GO Behind the Scenes" -- our Dev column in the new Globus Online (GO) blog. Entries could come from any member...

  • May 2011 User of the Month: NERSC

    May 11, 2011  |  Paul Dave

    We are very pleased to see so many of our users utilizing Globus Online to support their scientific research -- this week I heard one user had moved 6TB of...

  • Welcome!

    May 09, 2011  |  Ian Foster

    Welcome to the Globus Online blog! On these pages we plan to present/discuss/debate a range of topics dear to the hearts of computational researchers: data movement, information sharing and collaboration,...

  • Research from the coffee shop

    May 09, 2011  |  Ian Foster

    As I pondered what tone to setting for this blog, I tried to put myself in the shoes of the professional researcher. While I’ve lived that life, the everyday life...