Vas Vasiliadis
April 1, 2016 - 9:00 CDT

Globus is software-as-a-service for research data management, developed at, and operated by, the University of Chicago. Globus provides high speed, secure file transfer; file sharing directly from existing stage systems; and data publication to institutional repositories, and is rapidly becoming the de facto file transfer tool on DTNs deployed in the Science DMZ. Vas will provide an overview and brief demonstration of Globus functionality, and will discuss common deployment requirements and best practices.

March 14, 2016 | Argonne Today

Argonne researchers and staff now have access to the Globus data management service. A number of storage systems at the lab are already enabled for Globus use, including Mira, Vesta and the tape archive at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (LCF); various systems at the Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC) and Center for Nanoscience Materials (CNM); and several beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). Argonne researchers have used Globus for many years to replace cumbersome and error-prone file transfer mechanisms such as sftp and rsync.

Ravi Madduri, Senior Fellow, Computation Institute
April 13, 2016 - 3:30 CDT

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Indiana University are co-sponsoring a workshop on "Improving Data Mobility & Management for International Bioinformatics", as part of the CrossConnects series run by ESnet. We are pleased to present on the topic of "Managing Big Biomedical Data Using Globus".

Steve Tuecke
March 23, 2016 - 9:30 CDT

This workshop is presented in partnership with Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REF) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Professionals involved in operating and supporting campus shared research computing infrastructure are invited to join in this workshop event and share experiences and expertise. Steve Tuecke will present a lightning talk titled "What's new in Globus".

Ian Foster
May 17, 2016 - 3:00 CDT

Ian will be presenting in the Applied Research, Scholarship and Applications track at this year's Internet2 Global Summit.

Steve Tuecke
February 25, 2016 - 1:30 CST

Webinar

Abstract: The Globus service continues to evolve its web browser and REST interfaces for managing research data through its lifecycle. In the past year, Globus has added new data publication and discovery functionality, along with improvements to data transfer and sharing. And on February 13 we added identity and access management functionality that greatly simplifies access to Globus using campus logins, and integration of Globus, XSEDE and other research services into web and mobile applications.

February 22, 2016 | Scientific Computing World

In an Analysis and Opinion piece, Tom Wilkie considers how the cloud will change computing for science. Globus is highlighted in one of the case studies about eMedLab, a consortium of seven academic research institutions.

February 17, 2016 | Vas Vasiliadis

On February 16, 2016 a new critical vulnerability CVE-2015-7547 - "glibc getaddrinfo() stack-based buffer overflow" was announced. We have reviewed the severity and impact to Globus services, partner services and users, and posted details of our findings in a new security bulletin. We recommend corrective action for users who are operating Globus endpoints on Linux systems - please read the security bulletin for further details.

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.