June 26, 2018 |

UChicago-Argonne project blends science, computation to study inner workings of mind

If you want to know how a machine works, it helps to look inside. Crack open the case and look at how it’s wired together; you might need an engineering degree, a microscope and a lot of time, but eventually you can puzzle out what makes any given device tick.

But can that same approach work for the most amazing machine we know—one capable of making complex calculations in a fraction of a second, while using less energy than a common light bulb?

June 11, 2018 |

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a $1.8 million grant for the initial development of the Open Storage Network (OSN), a distributed system for science that uses Globus for data management: Over the next two years, a collaborative team will combine their expertise, facilities and research challenges to develop OSN which will enable academic researchers across the nation to work with and share their data more efficiently than ever before. Get the full story here.

May 30, 2018 | Lee Liming

My last post introduced the Jupyter “live notebook” environment and explained why our Globus team is working to make it easier to use Globus services in the Jupyter environment. Now, it’s time to share some of the cool things you can do with Globus and Jupyter.

In this post, I’ll cover how to access Globus services in Jupyter notebooks, how to set up a multi-user JupyterHub to use Globus for user logins, and how to access Globus access tokens in a notebook after logging in with Globus.

May 24, 2018 | Mary Bass

At the National Cancer Institute's 2018 Annual Meeting for ITCR (Information Technology for Cancer Research), Ian Foster, Globus co-founder and Argonne Data Science and Learning Division Director, presented on "Building Protected Data Sharing Networks to Advance Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment."

Get the slides

May 22, 2018 | Brigitte Raumann

As you may know, on May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impose new obligations on organizations that control or process personally identifiable information about individuals in Europe.

In response to the GDPR, we have updated the Globus Privacy Notice, effective immediately. Our updated Notice increases the transparency of our privacy practices and clearly enumerates your rights as a Globus user.

Globus hosted a live webinar about the GCS5 release on June 7, 2018. To view the recorded session, click here. To access the slides, click here.

As we announced last week at GlobusWorld, the hosted CLI (legacy CLI) is currently deprecated and support for it will be discontinued on August 1, 2018. The hosted CLI has been replaced by the native CLI application (https://docs.globus.org/cli/) which has been available in production since April 2017.

May 2, 2018 |

The Computation Institute at the University of Chicago covers GlobusWorld 2018:

Most of us are now comfortable with cloud computing, enough to often take it for granted. Whether it’s saving our photos in cloud storage, accessing our email from multiple devices, or streaming a high-definition video on the bus, moving data to and from a distant computing center has become second nature.

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...