The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. This type of support is a primary driver of the U.S. economy, enhances the nation’s security and advances knowledge to sustain global leadership.
Enabling diverse research ecosystems for the NSF and beyond:
A few examples:
- IceCube, the world’s largest neutrino detector, uses Globus to archive the data for long term preservation.
- Researchers transfer terabytes of data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Data Center (ADC) to their home institutions; the ADC uses Globus to transfer data between clusters and disaster recovery.
- Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) recommends Globus for moving data in and out of their DesignSafe data depot.
- The NCAR Research Data Archive uses Globus APIs to implement their data portal.
- The National Solar Observatory uses Globus for authentication.
- Harvard moves over 750TB a year with Globus, in projects ranging from species migration studies to image processing.
- UPMC’s Research Informatics Office and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center - have adopted the federated identity, data movement, search and group management features of Globus to support the infrastructure for HuBMAP, including protected data sharing with investigators at multiple institutions.
- DESC uses Globus in their portal that provides access to 5 TB of cosmology simulation data.
Globus capabilities available to all users of NSF ACCESS cyberinfrastructure
When XSEDE, NSF’s national cyberinfrastructure from 2011 to 2021, was first established, it subscribed to the then-new Globus data transfer...
Community of Communities
CoCo provides a listing of communities of Research Computing, Data, and Software Professionals. It is maintained by the Community of Communities Working Group that was formed as a result of the National Science Foundation's 2020 Cyberinfrastructure Workforce Workshop.