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:

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.

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,

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 planned downtime, the following will be impacted:

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 start time. For example, you can set up a daily, automatic sync to your back-up system or delay the start of a big transfer until midnight on Saturday or move data to archival storage once a week. Status of such scheduled jobs can be monitored and managed as well, and, unlike a cron job, your recurring transfers don’t depend on the availability of your system.

November 7, 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:

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 app. Today we released a beta version of the new Globus web app, and are looking for feedback from all our users - that means you! Try it now by going to app.globus.org or clicking on the new banner in the current web app.  We value your feedback as we prepare for the production release later this year.

July 16, 2018 | Brigitte Raumann

Globus uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocol to secure network communications. In keeping with recommended security practices, Globus is deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 and requiring a minimum of TSL 1.2. This security upgrade will roll out across all Globus services and downloads during the week of August 27, 2018.

We expect this change to impact only a very small number of users. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact support@globus.org.

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 in Europe.

In response to the GDPR, we have updated the Globus Privacy Notice, effective immediately. Our updated Notice increases the transparency of our privacy practices and clearly enumerates your rights as a Globus user.