Vas Vasiliadis's Blog
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...