Steve Tuecke, Deputy Director, Computation Institute
Raj Kettimuthu, Fellow at the Computation Institute
May 24, 2014 - 6:00 to 9:00 CDT

Globus will be leading a tutorial at the 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing--better known as CCGrid2014. 

Tutorial: "Globus: Scalable Research Data Management Infrastructure for Campuses and High-Performance Computing Facilities"

Rapid growth of data in science is placing massive demands on campus computing centers and high-performance computing (HPC) facilities. Computing facilities must provide robust data services built on high-performance infrastructure, while continuing to scale as needs increase. Traditional research data management (RDM) solutions are difficult to use and error-prone, and the underlying networking and security infrastructure is often complex and inflexible, resulting in user frustration and sub-optimal resource usage.

An approach that is increasingly common in HPC facilities includes software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions like Globus for moving, syncing, and sharing large data sets. SaaS approach allows HPC resource owners and systems administrators to deliver enhanced RDM services to end-users at optimal quality of service, while minimizing administrative and operations overhead associated with traditional software. Usage of Globus has grown rapidly, with more than 14,500 registered users and over 37 petabytes moved. Globus’s reliable file transfer and data sharing services are key functionalities for bridging campus and external resources, and is enabling scientists to easily scale their research workflows.

Tutorial attendees will be introduced to RDM functions of Globus, learn how scientists and resource owners are using Globus, and have the opportunity for hands-on interaction with Globus at various levels of technical depth.