January 16, 2015 | Ruth Aydt

We continue to extend the file operations supported by the Globus web interface. The Transfer Files page of the Globus web interface now lets you rename files and folders. This capability was previously available via the command line interface and was just added to the Globus web interface.

December 5, 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 requests. The majority of our users will see no difference, and any active file transfers will continue without interruption. However, if you have endpoints behind a firewall with tight inbound rules explicitly identifying Globus machines, you will need to update these rules to allow the new IP addresses, otherwise file transfer requests to/from endpoints behind that firewall will fail.

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 stakes significantly and used multiple techniques to improve performance: (1) using parallel TCP file streams, (2) quickly retrying on transient faults, and (3) using multipart-upload only for files greater than 100MB.

October 16, 2014 | Stuart Martin

On Wednesday, October 14th, a new vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) was announced in the SSLv3 protocol.

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 past ~2 years. Here's what's changing:

September 25, 2014 | Stuart Martin

On Wednesday, September 24th, a new vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271) was announced in the widely used GNU Bourne Again shell and command language interpreter (aka Bash), which is the default shell for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, among others.

June 6, 2014 | Stuart Martin

On Thursday, June 5th, a new OpenSSL vulnerability (CCS Injection Vulnerability) was announced.  After its announcement, we reviewed the severity and impact to Globus services, partner services and users. Soon thereafter, we posted details in our support forum, with continuing updates as we learn more. Overall, our assessment for the severity of the impact for this issue is low. The forum post does include

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 of Energy Nuclear Physics experimental facility. 

Here he tells us about the work he’s doing, and how Globus helps him do it:

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 event. Attendees participated in tutorials illuminating the full range of Globus capabilities, learned how different campuses are thriving with Provider Plans and Globus Plus, and heard about cutting-edge genomic research supported by Globus Genomics.

April 21, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

Two weeks after the discovery of the Heartbleed bug we’re still actively monitoring the situation and fixing systems that might be at risk. After updating software and certificates, we believe that our systems are no longer vulnerable to Heartbleed. We maintain a detailed list of the corrective actions we've taken in our support forum.