Open Science Grid Campus Infrastructure webinars with Globus Online

August 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM CDT – August 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM CDT
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Globus Online's Steve Tuecke will be presenting tomorrow to the Open Science Grid community, as part of their Campus Infrastructure Community series. The presentation will be in two parts, and both parts are open to the public.

Part I: Friday, August 2, 2013, 12:00 pm CDT. This session is a webcast overview of Globus Online for managing research data. No need to register: just show up at this Adobe Connect page at 2 pm CDT on Friday, Aug. 2.

Part II: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm CDT. This is a follow up to Part I, and will give participants hands-on practice using Globus Online. For more information, visit the OSG Interactive Forum site. To join the webinar, visit this Adobe Connect site at 2 pm CDT on Thursday, Aug. 8.

An abstract for Part I is below. Hope you can join us.

About OSG Campus Infrastructure Community

The OSG CIC is an open forum to share knowledge, expertise, tools and best practices for creating distributed high throughput computing infrastructures whileenabling applications and research communities that use them.  All are welcome to attend: please share with others who may be interested.

TOPIC: Using Globus Online to Manage Research Data

ABSTRACT:  As science becomes more computation- and data-intensive, there is an increasing need for researchers to move and share data across institutional boundaries. Managing massive volumes of data throughout their lifecycle is rapidly becoming an inhibitor to research progress, due in part to the complex and costly IT infrastructure required – infrastructure that is typically out of reach for the hundreds of thousands of small and medium labs that conduct the bulk of scientific research.  Globus Online provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) for research data management, including data transfer, synchronization and sharing. Globus Online is as simple to use as Dropbox, but allows for big data sharing and transfer from your own computers -- so you get the benefits of having your data wherever you need it, without the expense and slow transfers to and from the cloud.

Many researchers already use Globus Online to move their data; in early 2013, users will also be able to use the service to share data with partners near and far. This means simplified workflows within laboratories and teams. And for those who have collaborators across the country or around the world, Globus Online includes a group management system that makes it easy to share and sync data with the team.

In this tutorial, we will discuss the why and how of Globus Online’s transfer, share, and sync capabilities, including common use cases, examples of how to share from server, and instructions for sharing from your own laptop. WHO (INTENDED AUDIENCE): High throughput computing users.


  ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Steve Tuecke is Deputy Director at The University of Chicago’s Computation Institute (CI), where he is responsible for leading and contributing to projects in computational science, high-performance and distributed computing, and biomedical informatics.Prior to CI, Steve was co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, and on the board of Univa Corporation from 2004-2008, and also served as Univa’s first Chief Executive Officer. Univa provides open source and proprietary software for the high-performance computing and cloud computing markets. Steve helped lead Univa through several new product launches, multiple venture capital investment rounds, and the acquisition of United Devices. He continues to serve on Univa’s board and as CTO advisor.   Prior to Univa, Steve co-founded the Globus Project, with Dr. Ian Foster and Dr. Carl Kesselman. He was responsible for managing the architecture, design, and development of Globus software, as well as the Grid and Web Services standards that underlie it. He began his career in 1990 as a software engineer for Foster in the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne National Laboratory. In 1995, Tuecke helped create the Distributed Systems Laboratory at Argonne which, under his management and technology leadership, became the premier Grid research and development group in the world. In 2001, Tuecke focused on Globus architecture and design, creating Grid and Web Services standards, and expanding corporate relationships.In 2002, Tuecke received Technology Review magazine’s TR100 award, which recognized him as one of the world’s top 100 young innovators. The same year, he also was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “Forty Under 40” and described as one of the Chicago area’s “best and brightest.” In 2003, he was named (with Foster and Kesselman), by InfoWorld magazine as one of its Top 10 Technology Innovators of the year. Tuecke graduated summa cum laude with a B.A in mathematics and computer science from St. Olaf College.