February 13, 2018 | Steve Tuecke

The venerable storage format, tape, is the topic of the fifth article in our Storage Innovation blog series. If you’re shocked by the mention of tape in a series about storage innovation, you may be pleasantly surprised by how far tape has evolved. In this post, I’ll cover the essentials that research organizations need to know about tape storage, and highlight some recent advances that make tape more attractive than ever.

February 6, 2018 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

I am pleased to announce that the Globus platform now supports search capabilities, providing a secure and scalable solution for research data discovery.

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.

December 11, 2017 | Energy Sciences Network

ESnet’s Petascale DTN Project Speeds up Data Transfers between Leading HPC Centers

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science operates three of the world’s leading supercomputing centers, where massive data sets are routinely imported, analyzed, used to create simulations and exported to other sites. Fortunately, DOE also runs a networking facility, ESnet (short for Energy Sciences Network), the world’s fastest network for science, which is managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

November 28, 2017 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

As we recently announced, we are working towards making Globus suitable for use with protected data and in HIPAA regulated environments. In preparation for this—and to support new features in Globus Connect Server version 5—the Globus service will undergo an upgrade on Saturday, December 9th, and will be unavailable from 10:00AM to 2:00PM CST.

November 28, 2017 | The Register

In November's data center storage round-up from Chris Mellor at The Register, the Globus and Western Digital (WDC) partnership was highlighted:

WDC is partnering with Globus to integrate Globus's research data management software with WDC's ActiveScale object-based storage (OBS) system. Globus has produced an ActiveScale connector and aims to store Big Data analytics data on the WDC disk archive box. 

November 27, 2017 | Greg Nawrocki

If you are responsible for managing one or more of your organization’s Globus endpoints, you may need to take action on or before December 9, 2017 to ensure that your Globus endpoints continue to work. At your earliest convenience, please read https://www.globus.org/blog/important-update-your-globus-connect-server-configuration and ensure you make the necessary updates to your firewall configuration, if applicable.