April 21, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

Two weeks after the discovery of the Heartbleed bug we’re still actively monitoring the situation and fixing systems that might be at risk. After updating software and certificates, we believe that our systems are no longer vulnerable to Heartbleed. We maintain a detailed list of the corrective actions we've taken in our support forum.

April 16, 2014 | For Immediate Release

The explosion of data across disciplines has opened up vast new possibilities for scientific discovery. But many researchers do not yet have access to the advanced infrastructure needed to work with Big Data and realize its full potential.

April 8, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

By now, almost every system administrator on the planet is aware of the OpenSSL vulnerability (also known as the Heartbleed bug). Since its announcement we've been hard at work reviewing all Globus services and software components to figure out which of them, if any, are vulnerable.

April 7, 2014 | UC San Diego News

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has implemented a new feature of the Globus software that will allow researchers using the Center’s computational and storage resources to easily and securely access and share large data sets with colleagues. SDSC is the first supercomputer center in the National Science Foundation’s XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) program to offer the new and unique Globus sharing service.

February 10, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

In the stock markets, the so-called "January Effect" is the increase in stock prices during the month of January that commentators attribute to investors buying stocks after having sold them during the previous December (usually for tax reasons). Unlike most January's, last month the markets experienced a steep drop—the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 5.3% from its 2013 year-end level. But I'm happy to say that the January Effect is alive and well at Globus!

December 10, 2013 | Raj Kettimuthu

I am pleased to honor Joel Brownstein from the University of Utah as the Globus User of the Month for December 2013. Professor Joel Brownstein is the data archivist of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-IV (SDSS-IV), which is the continuation of the SDSS-I, -II, and -III surveys.

The SDSS-I, -II, and -III surveys have together amassed hundreds of terabytes of data from millions of stars throughout the Milky Way, and distant galaxies and quasars that allow us to study the structure and evolution of galaxies, the nature of dark energy and dark matter, and the cosmological history of the universe.

November 18, 2013 | Vas Vasiliadis

XSEDE just announced that Globus Connect Server (formerly called Globus Connect Multiuser) is now accepted for use in Campus Bridging. Campus Bridging efforts in XSEDE aim to lower the barriers for researchers that wish to utilize XSEDE resources and to define best practices for campus IT staff connecting to national cyberinfrastructure.

October 31, 2013 | For Immediate Release

Globus Online announces today the availability of Provider Plans that enable computing centers at non-profit institutions to deliver powerful and scalable data management capabilities to researchers, backed by enhanced levels of operational support.

The new Provider Plans will cater to the specific demands of HPC resource owners—such as campus research computing centers, scientific laboratories, and national supercomputing facilities—to further integrate Globus Online as a critical service for their users.

August 19, 2013 | Laurel Wamsley

We had the pleasure of meeting this month’s honored users in person at the XSEDE13 Conference in San Diego last month. Brian Leu, Parth Sheth, and Albert Liu are all undergraduates at the University of Michigan. Brian answered my questions about how they use Globus Online to manage their undergraduate research data. We couldn't be happier that Globus Online has helped them continue their research over the summer--and that they've never known the difficulties of moving research data in the pre-Globus era!

August 8, 2013 | Ian Foster

Researchers who move data over the Internet with tools such as FTP on the TCP communication protocol to detect and retransmit data packets that have become corrupted in transit. It turns out that in doing so, they are leaning on an extremely weak reed. A 16-bit checksum means that 1 in 65,536 bad packets will be erroneously accepted as correct. You might think that corrupted packets are rare.