September 3, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

Globus Provider plan subscribers now have direct access to usage reports for their managed endpoints via the Globus web interface (previously, subscribers had to request usage data from the Globus support team). If you're a subscription manager for your institution, you can navigate to the globususage#reports endpoint and download the usage reports*. You will see a directory named for your institution's domain, e.g.uchicago.edu.

September 2, 2015 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

The Globus command line interface, or CLI, provides access to the Globus service via a restricted command shell. We continue to streamline the Globus CLI, and will be making changes in an upcoming release to better align the CLI as a tool for interactive and simple scripting use.

The following changes will be made to the CLI in the upcoming release:

August 21, 2015 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

We continue to build out premium capabilities for administering endpoints. The management console, which is now in production, was recently updated with features that allow endpoint administrators to cancel or pause tasks on their endpoints.

Vas Vasiliadis, University of Chicago, Globus Chief Customer Officer
October 5, 2015 (All day) to October 8, 2015 (All day)

The Technology Exchange convenes U.S. and global technology leaders and visionaries in the fields of networking, security, trust and identity, virtualization, cloud services, high-performance computing, and storage to exchange technical ideas and knowledge. We are excited to continue our multi-year participation at the Tech Exchange and invite you to attend our presentation described below.

Steve Tuecke, University of Chicago, Globus Co-inventor
August 11, 2015 (All day) to August 13, 2015 (All day)

The RMACC HPC Symposium is the annual gathering of collaborating academic and research institutions located throughout the intermountain states to discuss the latest developments and best practices in high-performance research and campus computing. This is the fourth year we are supporting the symposium and, as always, look forward to engaging with new and prospective Globus users, and catching up with those who already use Globus for research data management.

June 30, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

The winner of our 100PB contest is Todd Raeker from the University of Michigan. Todd came closest in predicting the date and time at which Globus would pass the 100PB mark. We passed 100PB at 3:36:14pm CDT on June 26, 2015. Todd's prediction: 11:11:11pm CDT on July 4, 2015. Congratulations, Todd!

June 29, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

Last week we passed a pretty cool milestone for the Globus service: 100 petabytes of data moved! Even in this age of "big data", 100PB is a big number. How big, you ask? Well, 100PB is roughly...

...twice the entire written works of mankind, from the beginning of history, in all languages,
...1,000 times all of Twitter,
...8.88 million hours of HD video,
...21,276,596 DVDs,
...50 times all the material in US academic libraries,
...5 times the entire production of disk drives in 1995 (yeah, that's a pretty obscure one).

June 24, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

We're thrilled to see NCAR using Globus to distribute data from their Research Data Archive (RDA). The RDA contains a large and diverse collection of meteorological and oceanographic observations, operational and reanalysis model outputs, and remote sensing datasets to support atmospheric and geosciences research.

July 12, 2015 (All day) to July 16, 2015 (All day)

ISC High Performance is the preeminent conference for scientific and high-performance computing in Europe. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the conference which brings together over 2,600 international attendees and a unique conference program.

June 8, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

On May 20th, 2015, a new vulnerability known as “Logjam” was discovered, as described in this NIST announcement. We reviewed the severity and impact to Globus services and posted the findings in our support forum. We do not anticipate additional updates on this issue.