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Steve Tuecke, University of Chicago, Globus Co-inventor
Vas Vasiliadis, University of Chicago, Globus Chief Customer Officer
July 26, 2015 (All day) to July 30, 2015 (All day)

XSEDE's 4th annual conference will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services. The Globus team will be leading a tutorial on Monday, July 27, and hosting an exhibit table throughout the conference where we can answer all your questions about research data management with Globus.

Tutorial: Managing Data Throughout the Research Lifecycle Using Globus Software-as-a-Service

Monday July 27, 2015, Time TBD | Room TBD​

Over the past four years, Globus has become a preferred service for moving and sharing research data on XSEDE and campus computing resources. 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. While usage across the XSEDE ecosystem continues to increase, there are many institutions and investigators who are either not aware of the capabilities and benefits Globus can provide, or have limited- scope deployments that they would like to expand.

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. Globus is installed at most XSEDE resource providers, and we will draw on experiences from research computing centers (e.g. Michigan, Purdue, Colorado) and HPC facilities (e.g. ALCF, SDSC) to highlight the challenges such facilities face in delivering scalable research data management services. Attendees will be introduced to Globus and will have multiple opportunities for hands-on interaction with the service.

The tutorial will help participants answer these questions: How can Globus help researchers overcome the challenges they face in managing increasingly "big" data? What services can a campus computing facility offer to researchers for managing large datasets more efficiently? How can such services be integrated into existing campus computing infrastructure? How should such services be delivered to minimize the impact on IT infrastructure? What issues are typically encountered (e.g. security) and how should they be addressed?

Note change in tutorial format: This year the half-day tutorial will be split into two distinct but complementary quarter-day sessions. We are structuring it in a way that allows those new to Globus to gain a high-level understanding of the service’s capabilities, while offering those more familiar with Globus the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the service and its technical underpinnings. Each session will be fairly self-contained so attendees can participate in either or both sessions as appropriate for their needs.