December 2, 2014 | Compute Canada

Compute Canada, Canada's advanced research computing resource, today announced the launch of the Compute Canada Globus Portal, a high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers. The announcement was made as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadian researchers.

November 11, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

Our first implementation for transferring files to/from Amazon S3 endpoints (buckets) was a good proof of concept but performance was, at best, average. In our latest release, we’ve upped the stakes significantly and used multiple techniques to improve performance: (1) using parallel TCP file streams, (2) quickly retrying on transient faults, and (3) using multipart-upload only for files greater than 100MB.

October 29, 2014 | EvoLLLution

Using SaaS is commonplace in industry but only just starting to make inroads in higher education. This article describes the benefits of using SaaS in other areas on campus, in particular to manage the growing volumes of research data. Beyond time and cost arguments, SaaS can deliver advanced capabilities to many researchers that their campus IT would not otherwise be able to provide, thereby "democratizing" access.

October 16, 2014 | Purdue ITaP News

A new agreement between Globus and Purdue now gives Purdue researchers a Purdue-specific Globus website for transferring and sharing data. The Purdue Globus portal gives us an easy place for Purdue users to start," says Preston Smith, manager of research support for ITaP Research Computing (RCAC). "They can log in with their Purdue career accounts and off they go."

October 16, 2014 | Stuart Martin

On Wednesday, October 14th, a new vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) was announced in the SSLv3 protocol.

October 16, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

We recently changed the policies that govern access to certain Globus features. These changes are informed by our experiences in offering paid subscriptions to researchers and resource providers over the past ~2 years. Here's what's changing:

September 25, 2014 | Stuart Martin

On Wednesday, September 24th, a new vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271) was announced in the widely used GNU Bourne Again shell and command language interpreter (aka Bash), which is the default shell for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, among others.

June 6, 2014 | Stuart Martin

On Thursday, June 5th, a new OpenSSL vulnerability (CCS Injection Vulnerability) was announced.  After its announcement, we reviewed the severity and impact to Globus services, partner services and users. Soon thereafter, we posted details in our support forum, with continuing updates as we learn more. Overall, our assessment for the severity of the impact for this issue is low. The forum post does include

May 27, 2014 | Laurel Wamsley

We are happy to announce that the Globus user of the month for May 2014 is Robert Edwards, a staff scientist in the Theory Group at Jefferson Lab, a Department of Energy Nuclear Physics experimental facility. 

Here he tells us about the work he’s doing, and how Globus helps him do it:

April 23, 2014 | Laurel Wamsley

GlobusWorld 2014 took place in Chicago last week and it was a great success, drawing more than 120 HPC computing experts and scientists to Argonne National Lab for the three-day event. Attendees participated in tutorials illuminating the full range of Globus capabilities, learned how different campuses are thriving with Provider Plans and Globus Plus, and heard about cutting-edge genomic research supported by Globus Genomics.