April 19, 2018 |

HPC and computing resources now reach an ever increasing and wider audience, extending out from the “usual suspects” in traditional modeling and simulation, into what is now being called the proverbial “long tail of science”. In support of this long tail, a new breed of research software engineers, research computing facilitators and scientists are needed. Even the very computer systems themselves are getting monikers related to such “long tails”. Recent NSF machines Jetstream and Comet as two very visible examples are each named as a hat tip to “long tails”.

April 18, 2018 | Steve Tuecke

In the sixth and final article in this series, we turn our attention from on-premise to cloud-based storage. I’ll be addressing four primary types of cloud storage: file storage, object storage, cold storage and file systems, first defining each and then providing my views on how each might be used for research.

Defining Cloud Storage Options: The Facts

Here's a quick overview of the 4 types of cloud storage...

April 5, 2018 |

Workshops reach 750 engineers at 360 institutions


Although ESnet is well known for its expertise in supporting the transfer of datasets across the country and around the globe, for the past four years the facility's staff has also been transferring their networking expertise to staff at other research and education organizations.

April 24, 2018 (All day) to April 26, 2018 (All day)

Globus is a host of this year's LUG, April 24-26, 2018 at Argonne National Laboratory. LUG provides technical sessions on the latest Lustre developments and best practices, while providing opportunities to share information, network, and collaborate with your peers. The OpenSFS Board election results will also be announced.

March 28, 2018 | Mary Bass

This week in a trip to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, the U.S. Secretary of Energy used Globus to move 500GB of data between ALCF and NERSC.

In the HPC world, under-the-covers tools for things like file transfer aren't usually the story. It's what happens before and after data is moved that tends to get the headlines. The data movement itself? Not so much.

March 27, 2018 |

Check out this photo of U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry using Globus to send 500GB of data between Argonne National Lab and NERSC (see the original ESnet post here):

June 18, 2018 - 8:00 PDT to June 21, 2018 - 5:00 PDT

CANHEIT-TECC 2018 is Canada’s premier conference for higher education IT leaders and advanced research computing (ARC) experts.​ At this year's event, Globus will give a talk on "Efficient Research Data Management Using Globus SaaS," a presentation targeted for those who are new to Globus, including both sys admins and non-technical end users. The session will focus on ease of use and minimizing overhead for system administrators tasked with deploying Globus endpoints on their storage systems. Topics include:

Vas Vasiliadis, Globus Chief Customer Officer
March 22, 2018 - 12:00 CDT

In this session entitled "Accelerating Research Innovation with Next-Gen Storage Infrastructure," we will introduce Globus for ActiveScale, a cost-effective solution for on-premise object storage that’s simple to deploy and use. Attendees will learn how to deploy and use Globus for ActiveScale, see a product demonstration and egage in a live Q&A session with the Globus Chief Customer Officer.

July 22, 2018 - 9:00 EDT to July 26, 2018 - 5:00 EDT

PEARC18 is for everyone who works to realize the promise of advanced computing as the enabler of seamless creativity, the theme of this year's conference. Scientists and engineers, scholars and planners, artists and makers, students and teachers all depend on the efficiency, security, reliability and sustainability of increasingly complex and powerful digital infrastructure systems. If your work addresses these challenges in any way, PEARC18 is the forum to share, learn and inspire progress.

March 13, 2018 | For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – March 13, 2018 – Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced the lineup of speakers for its annual user conference, GlobusWorld 2018, which will be held in Chicago, IL on April 25-26, 2018.