Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Senior Engagement Manager + Senior Solutions Architect, Globus
December 3, 2013 - 2:00 CST to December 6, 2013 - 12:00 CST

The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) Peer-to-Peer (P2P) enterprise system is a collaboration that develops, deploys and maintains software infrastructure for the management, dissemination, and analysis of model output and observational data. ESGF's primary goal is to facilitate advancements in Earth System Science.

Ian Foster, Director of the University of Chicago Computation and Globus Project Co-Lead
November 17, 2013 - 2:45 to 11:30 CST

Room 503 of the Denver Convention Center

November 17, 2013 - 2:30 CST to November 21, 2013 - 9:00 CST

SC is the year’s biggest gathering of the HPC community, and Globus is always a part of the action. If you’re going to be in Denver for this year’s conference, come and see us!

Here’s where to find Globus at SC13...

October 31, 2013 | For Immediate Release

Chicago, Illinois - October 31, 2013 - 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.

Ravi Madduri, Project Manager, University of Chicago and Globus Genomics
Ian Foster, Director, University of Chicago Computation Institute
November 14, 2013 - 9:00 to 10:00 CST

Please join us for our talk: Globus and Globus Genomics: How Science-as-a-Service is Accelerating Discovery

Update: Watch video of Ian and Ravi's talks here.

Room: San Polo 3501A

Session BDT310.

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.

June 14, 2013 | Vas Vasiliadis

We just crossed the 10,000 mark for registered users and it made me think of the early days of Globus Online. Our first users were Shreyas Cholia, David Skinner, and others from NERSC, a very supportive group that helped us troubleshoot and refine pre-release versions of the file transfer service.

June 10, 2013 | Vas Vasiliadis

We just released Globus Connect Multiuser version 2. This is a major update over the previous version, featuring:

  • Native packaging: Native RPM and Debian packages for more than a dozen Linux variants.
  • Globus Toolkit integration: Globus Connect Multiuser is now a Globus Toolkit package, available from the standard Globus Toolkit repository, which leverages the other standard Globus Toolkit packages (e.g., GridFTP, MyProxy).
  • Easy update: Once you have installed Globus Connect Multiuser v2, updates can be installed simply via standard, native package updates from our repo. And because Globus Connect Multiuser depends on the normal Globus Toolkit packages, any updates to Globus Toolkit (e.g., a GridFTP fix or new feature) are now instantly available with Globus Connect Multiuser. (Note: If you have a existing installation of a previous version of Globus Connect Multiuser, you should delete it and do a fresh installation of v2.)
May 13, 2013 | Laurel Wamsley

Did you miss GlobusWORLD? It was a great event, with a wide range of attendees, and three days of tutorials, presentations, networking--and some flooding in suburban Chicago for good measure. For a nice overview of the topics and issues examined in-depth at GlobusWORLD, check out this post by Rob Mitchum, which first appeared on the Computation Institute blog.

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