February 11, 2016 | Vas Vasiliadis

We’re excited to announce changes to the way users access Globus that removes a lot of the “friction” currently associated with signing up and using the service. On February 13th, 2016, we will be upgrading the Globus authentication and authorization mechanisms so that users can access the service with their institutional username and password. This provides a familiar login experience and no longer requires users to create a separate Globus username and password just to use the service.

February 10, 2016 | Vas Vasiliadis

Recently, a new vulnerability was discovered in the Sparkle Updater framework on Mac OS, that is used by Globus Connect Personal to check for, and install, updates. All Mac users who have Globus Connect Personal installed should immediately update to the latest version so they are no longer vulnerable.

December 10, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

Note: This downtime was previously scheduled for January 30, 2016 and is now scheduled for February 13, 2016. We're delaying our release plans at the request of customers who would like additional time to test their systems' integration with new Globus functionality.

December 8, 2015 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

The number of endpoints available in Globus has increased significantly, motivating a better solution for users to find the endpoints they need and use on a regular basis. With our latest release, we have improved the ability to discover endpoints by allowing users to search for an endpoint using attributes such as name and organization, and to bookmark frequently-used endpoints.

December 2, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

In April 2016 we'll be releasing enhancements to the underlying security mechanism in Globus Toolkit components used by the Globus service. This is just an informational message since most Globus users will not be affected by these changes. In particular, users operating a Globus Connect Server endpoint that uses the Globus-provided security credential are not affected and no action is required.

November 18, 2015 | For Immediate Release

Austin, Texas — November 18, 2015 — Today Omnibond and Globus announce the integration of Globus with CloudyCluster, adding functionality to enable spinning up a fully-functional Globus endpoint on demand for streamlined research data management.

November 17, 2015 | For Immediate Release

Austin, Texas — November 17, 2015 — Globus has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas. Globus was voted the Best Data-Intensive System for end users, reflecting its broad adoption within the non-profit research community.

November 16, 2015 | For Immediate Release

Austin, Texas. – November 16, 2015 – Spectra Logic and Globus today, at Supercomputing 2015 in Austin, Texas, unveiled a new partnership that incorporates Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl hybrid storage ecosystem and the Globus research data management service. The cost-effective, joint solution provides Globus users with a turnkey private storage cloud, using a familiar web interface across online, nearline, and offline storage systems.

October 28, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

We’re excited to announce that data publication is now available to all Globus subscribers! We first described our vision for making research data easily discoverable and accessible to all at GlobusWorld 2014. Since then, we’re worked with a handful of early adopter institutions to refine and test the system, building a simple framework along the way to guide our development efforts.

October 28, 2015 | HPCwire

At the SpectraSummit event in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this month, HPCwire learned of a developing partnership between storage vendor Spectra Logic and research software-as-a-service provider Globus to integrate Spectra's BlackPearl Gateway storage into the Globus Cloud, creating an endpoint for BlackPearl that effectively enables an archive tape system to be usable by the Globus community.