January 30, 2018 | Ian Foster

New Year's Reflections from Globus Co-Founder Ian Foster

Happy New Year!

As 2017 fades into memory, I thought it might be interesting to reflect a bit on where we’ve been and where we plan to be this year. Here are some things I’ve observed recently and a few that I plan to keep an eye on.

January 29, 2018 |

Globus, Science DMZ provide new architecture to meet demand for accessing shared data

A team of networking experts from the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), with the Globus team from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, has designed a new approach that makes data sharing faster, more reliable and more secure. In an article published Jan. 15 in Peer J Comp Sci, the team describes their “The Modern Research Data Portal: a design pattern for networked, data-intensive science.”

January 12, 2018 | HPCwire

For more than 50 years, HPC has supported tremendous advances in all areas of science. But densely-populated communities can more easily support subscription-based commodity networks and energy infrastructure that make it more affordable for urban universities to engage globally. Research centers based in sparsely-populated regions are extremely disadvantaged. HPCwire describes how researchers in far-flung places are dealing with these challenges, and how Globus facilitates fast, reliable file transfer, irrespective of distance and network conditions.

January 11, 2018 | Steve Tuecke

This is the 4th article in our Storage Innovation blog series. We’ve been discussing on-premise storage in the past two posts, and in the last post I talked about the pros and cons of “rolling your own” storage. In this post, we’ll have a discussion with Linda Zhou, Director of HPC and Life Sciences Solutions at HGST, about turnkey private cloud storage systems and the benefits of approaching storage this way.

A Conversation with HGST HPC Director Linda Zhou

[Steve Tuecke] To begin with, Linda, give us a quick summary of what we need to know about HGST.