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:

September 25, 2014 | Stuart Martin

On Wednesday, September 24th, a new vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271) was announced in the widely used GNU Bourne Again shell and command language interpreter (aka Bash), which is the default shell for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, among others.

September 17, 2014 (All day) to September 19, 2014 (All day)

CASC (the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation) is dedicated to advocating the use of the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery among its member institutions, which include many of the nation's largest research universities. The themes of the CASC Fall Meeting are HIPAA, Clouds and "After Hardware, What?". Ian Foster will present Globus service for genomics analysis.

Cloud Computing Panel

September 17, 1:00 – 2:30pm

October 27, 2014 (All day) to October 30, 2014 (All day)

Indianapolis, IN

The annual Technology Exchange is a premier technical event in the global research and education community, convening chief technologists, scientists, engineers, architects, operators and students from around the globe. The Globus team is participating in multiple sessions and will be available to discuss how campuses are building research data management solutions using Globus.

Science Gateways–Novel Technologies Enhance Usability for Research Communities

Tuesday, October 28, 4:15-5:00PM

September 24, 2014 - 1:15 CDT

Virtual Conference

Steve Tuecke will present "Institutional Repositories in the Cloud" at the NISO virtual conference. Globus will soon be offering data publication and discovery services, in addition to big data transfer and sharing capabilities. Globus data publication will offer:

August 12, 2014 (All day) to August 13, 2014 (All day)

We are excited to sponsor the annual RMACC High Performance Computing Symposium for a third year. We will be presenting a tutorial to introduce researchers and systems administrators at RMACC institutions to Globus services for moving, sharing, and publishing big data. In this tutorial, attendees will learn how to perform fire-and-forget file transfer, sharing, and synchronization between their local machine, campus clusters, regional supercomputers and national cyberinfrastructure using Globus, via both Web and command line interfaces.