Ian Foster, Globus Co-Founder and Director, Data Science and Learning Division, Argonne National Lab
Lee Liming, Globus Director of Customer Engagement
October 14, 2019 (All day) to October 15, 2019 (All day)

University of Kentucky

Globus will deliver a keynote address and host a workshop at the 2019 Commonwealth Computational Summit hosted by the University of Kentucky:

  • Title: Globus - Beyond File Transfer
  • Date/Time: Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
  • Speaker: Lee Liming, Globus Director of Customer Engagement
  • Abstract: Organizations need fast, secure, and reliable data management solutions as they architect infrastructures to address the oncoming demands of HPC's convergence with AI and data analytics -- and researchers also need them as they collaborate on data-intensive projects every single day. Globus has spent the past nine years developing a research data management service now used by over 100,000 users at thousands of organizations worldwide. In this session, we will demonstrate Globus capabilities from two perspectives: end-user/researcher and system administrator. We will begin by introducing the many features of the Globus web application and command line interface, as well as the capabilities that let users go beyond simple file transfer. You will learn how to share data with collaborators and set up personal endpoints. Next, we'll show how Globus supports management of Protected Health Information (PHI) including data regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). With higher assurance levels for managing restricted data, researchers can easily work with this data and share it securely and appropriately with collaborators, while meeting compliance requirements. Finally, we will provide a detailed walk-through of installing and configuring a Globus endpoint, including deployment configurations such as multi-server data transfer nodes, using the management console with pause/resume rules, and integrating identity systems for streamlined user authentication. We will also discuss Globus connectors for storage systems such as Amazon S3, Ceph, HPSS, Google Drive, and Box.

In addition, Globus co-founder Ian Foster will present as the event's government keynote speaker:

  • Title: AI and Science
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Ian Foster, Globus Co-Founder and Director of Data Science and Learning Division at Argonne National Lab
  • Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Foster will describe an emerging “AI for Science” initiative at Argonne National Laboratory to advance the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) aimed at addressing challenge problems in science. We aim in this initiative to: (1 identify those scientific problems where existing AI and machine learning methods can have an immediate impact (and organize teams and efforts to realize that impact); (2) identify areas of where new AI methods are needed to meet the unique needs of science research (frame the problems, develop test cases, and outline work needed to make progress); and (3) develop the means to automate scientific experiments, observations, and data generation to accelerate the overall scientific enterprise. Science offers plenty of hard problems to motivate and drive AI research, from complex multimodal data analysis to integration of symbolic and data intensive methods, to coupling large-scale simulation and machine learning to drive improved training to control and accelerate simulations. A major sub-theme is the idea of working toward the automation of scientific discovery through integration of machine learning (active learning and reinforcement learning) with simulation and automated high-throughput experimental laboratories. In the talk, Dr. Foster will provide some examples of projects underway and lay out a set of long-term driver problems.

The University of Kentucky’s Center for Computational Science (CCS) is hosting the 3rd Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit (CCS) on October 14 & 15, 2019. For details, visit the conference page.