January 28, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

We are aware of the announced vulnerability described in CVE-2015-0235 (GHOST). We have investigated the issue and will continue to monitor our systems. Our assessment and mitigating actions are described in our support forum, and we will update this forum post with more detail as necessary. Our risk assessment and recommended actions are summarized below.

January 16, 2015 | Ruth Aydt

We continue to extend the file operations supported by the Globus web interface. The Transfer Files page of the Globus web interface now lets you rename files and folders. This capability was previously available via the command line interface and was just added to the Globus web interface.

December 5, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

On Monday, December 8, 2014 we'll be updating the Globus file transfer service. As part of this update we're adding another IP address to the service that executes file transfer requests. The majority of our users will see no difference, and any active file transfers will continue without interruption. However, if you have endpoints behind a firewall with tight inbound rules explicitly identifying Globus machines, you will need to update these rules to allow the new IP addresses, otherwise file transfer requests to/from endpoints behind that firewall will fail.

December 3, 2014 | For Immediate Release

A team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and DataDirect Networks (DDN) moved 65 terabytes of data in under just 100 minutes at a recent supercomputing conference. Typically, two days are needed to move this volume of data between sites with a 10 Gbps connection.

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: