Steve Tuecke, University of Chicago, Globus Co-inventor
August 11, 2015 (All day) to August 13, 2015 (All day)

The RMACC HPC Symposium is the annual gathering of collaborating academic and research institutions located throughout the intermountain states to discuss the latest developments and best practices in high-performance research and campus computing. This is the fourth year we are supporting the symposium and, as always, look forward to engaging with new and prospective Globus users, and catching up with those who already use Globus for research data management.

We're leading two presentations/discussion sessions that will address the needs of users at all experience levels (see abstracts below). We will also have an exhibit table and we encourage you to visit us and meet with the Globus team.

Tutorial - An Introduction to Using Globus for Research Data Management

Thursday, August 13, 2015 | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Over the past four years, Globus has become a preferred service for moving and sharing research data at hundreds of campuses across the U.S. and abroad. With the recent release of data publication and discovery capabilities, Globus now provides useful tools for managing data at every stage of the research lifecycle. In this session, participants will learn about the features of the Globus service, and how to use it for delivering robust research data management services that span campus systems, national cyberinfrastructure, and public cloud resources. This session is designed for research computing providers and users who are new to Globus, and will help you answer questions like: How can Globus help researchers simplify the transfer, sharing, and publication of increasingly “big” data? How can a campus computing facility efficiently deliver research data management services to end users? How can such services be integrated into existing campus computing infrastructure? What issues are typically encountered (e.g. security), and how should they be addressed?

Who should attend: Research computing center managers, HPC providers and system administrators, and anyone involved in the delivery of advanced computing, storage, and data publication infrastructure for non-profit research and educational institutions.

Globus New Features and Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, August 13, 2015 | 10:30a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

We invite campus research computing administrators (and all Globus users) to a demonstration of new Globus features (e.g., data publication, sharing enhancements, management console), a presentation of future Globus directions, and an open roundtable discussion. We would like you to share experiences about your usage of Globus, and solicit input on new feature requests. This will be a great opportunity to meet and engage with the Globus team and other Globus users in an informal setting. Bring your toughest questions! If you're planning to attend, you may want to browse our new feature request forum (https://support.globus.org/forums/20533066) and select features that are of particular interest to consider in the discussion. Note: If you are new to Globus we encourage you to attend the earlier session titled "An Introduction to Using Globus for Research Data Management" so that you may get the most benefit from the roundtable discussion.

Who should attend: Current Globus users and HPC/research computing providers who are operating Globus endpoints for their institution.