June 16, 2011 | Bryce Allen

In the Transfer Web Interface (Web GUI), when you first access an endpoint you are prompted for your MyProxy username and passphrase. Once you provide this information, you can browse your files and perform transfers to and from the endpoint. This blog post is about what happens behind the scenes to make that happen.

June 12, 2011 | Lisa Childers

Part of my work for Globus Online User Services involves moving a great deal of data. Indeed, within the past 7 months I have singlehandedly moved over a petabyte of data using Globus Online. For any given transfer, verifying that the data at the destination matches the source is not always necessary (such as when executing a test run preparatory to a large transfer, or trying to better understand the user interactions enabled by a new GO feature.) In these cases the transferred data is a mere side effect.

June 10, 2011 | Vas Vasiliadis

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

June 7, 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 MedLEE and MetaMap, and the use of community-defined medical ontologies like the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), can help to more accurately identify disease risks and environmental factors in patient clinical narratives. In addition to helping improve disease diagnosis, NLP can help automate the analysis of patient narratives over extended visits and across a wide sampling of subjects.

June 1, 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. For our 2nd User of the Month, I’m happy to announce that we have selected Steven Gottlieb from Indiana University.