Automating data processing workflows
May 10, 2023 | Argonne National Lab - ALCF | Nils Heinonen
Working with the ALCF and the Advanced Photon Source, a team from Argonne and Globus detailed methods for linking scientific instruments with HPC resources to automate data processing and accelerate discoveries.
Bright lights, big data: how Argonne is bringing supercomputing and X-rays together for scientific breakthroughs
April 13, 2023 | Argonne National Laboratory | Andre Salles
With the combination of Argonne’s supercomputer, Polaris, and the powerful X-ray beams of the Advanced Photon Source, the future of science is ultrafast
The C-FEWS framework: Supporting studies of climate-induced extremes on food, energy, and water systems at the regional scale
March 22, 2023 | Frontiers in Environmental Science
Climate change continues to challenge food, energy, and water systems (FEWS) across the globe and will figure prominently in shaping future decisions on how best to manage this nexus.
GlobusWorld 2023 Program Announced
Chicago, IL - March 14, 2023 - Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced the lineup of speakers for GlobusWorld 2023, being held April 25-27, 2023 in Chicago, IL, and online. Now in its 21st year, GlobusWorld brings together over 200 researchers, systems administrators, developers and IT leaders from top computing centers, labs and universities around the world.
Edge-Based, Machine-Learning-Enabled Materials Exploration Pipeline
Researchers from Argonne and SLAC have demonstrated the ability to use beamline data from live experiments to train machine learning (ML) models on remote supercomputers and deploy the results on edge devices at beamlines, enabling near-real-time data processing.
OSC: Finding Solutions for Long-term Research Data Storage Needs
March 09, 2023 | HPCwire
OSC’s automated tape library system performs daily backups to store massive amounts of information in a durable, accessible format for long-term reliability. With such high research activity, Case Western Reserve needs to manage and store a large amount of data. Researchers often must meet requirements set by their funding agencies, academic publishers and home institution to retain study data for several years, in case that data needs to be audited or reproduced.
Prof. Ian Foster on laying the groundwork for cloud computing
January 03, 2023 | UChicago News
Ian Foster is widely considered the founder of grid computing, the precursor to cloud computing. Over the course of his career, Foster has been a pioneer in the computer sciences. In the mid-1990s, Foster and Carl Kesselman, a professor at the University of Southern California, created what came to be known as grid computing. It helped meet enormous new needs for computing power and data driven initially by the needs of scientific research. They also created the technologies that laid the groundwork for the multibillion-dollar cloud computing industry.
Earth System Grid Federation launches effort to upgrade climate projection data system
October 11, 2022 | Phys.org | Stephanie Seay, Oakridge National Laboratory
The Earth System Grid Federation, a multi-agency initiative that gathers and distributes data for top-tier projections of the Earth's climate, is preparing a series of upgrades that will make using the data easier and faster while improving how the information is curated.
Globus Adoption Grows Among European Institutions
CHICAGO, September 19, 2022 — Globus enables Europe’s leading research institutions to eliminate many common research data management hurdles. Over the past year, European organizations that joined the Globus subscriber community include the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum, and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).
Globus Welcomes New Subscribers
CHICAGO, September 8, 2022 — As the volume of data explodes, and gigabyte and terabyte data sets become the new norm, effective research data management tools become a necessity for today’s researchers. Globus, a non-profit service run by the University of Chicago, delivers a service and platform to do just that. Globus achieves sustainability via a hybrid free and subscription-based model whose primary goal is to maximize the value delivered to science, and provides positive returns to scale as a result of a growing subscriber base.
UChicago/Argonne Computer Scientist Ian Foster Receives ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award
September 07, 2022 | UChicago CS News
Ian Foster, a pioneer in cloud and high-performance computing, was named the 2022 recipient of the Ken Kennedy Award, bestowed annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Single Sign-On Migration for Chameleon Project Receives PEARC Best Paper Award
June 28, 2022 | UChicago CS News
When any successful project attracts a large community, there will be growing pains. Since its launch in 2015, the experimental cloud computing testbed Chameleon has realized its vision of becoming a shared scientific instrument for computer science research and education. The project, led by Argonne Senior Scientist and UChicago CASE Affiliate Kate Keahey, has supported over 800 projects and 6,000 users from around the world and developed several new applications and deployments.
BioIT Experts on Keeping Data Secure, Accessible for Research
June 01, 2022 | Bio-IT World
In a wide-ranging discussion on data security this month at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, panelists dug into how the data we have can be better positioned to inform research in the future—and what that means for both patients and researchers.
Argonne's Globus software wins award at 2021 Data Mover Challenge
May 13, 2022 | Argonne National Laboratory News
Scientific experimentation frequently generates enormous quantities of data. And, just as frequently, this data cannot be handled at the point where it is created and has to be moved to either large supercomputing clusters or the cloud. This process of moving data requires high-tech software packages that can transport large quantities of information seamlessly, reliably and quickly, all over the world.
University of Chicago Named in National Science Foundation’s $20 Million CONECT Award under the Forthcoming ACCESS Program
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $20 million over five years to the CONECT project, one of the projects under the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem Services and Support (ACCESS) program announced in 2021.
Building Science Gateways with Django Globus Portal Framework
April 19, 2022 | SGCI Blog | Greg Nawrocki, Globus
We often speak of Globus as a “platform for research data management”. What we mean by that is that Globus isn’t just the web browser interface, it’s about being able to use our service integrated into portals, science gateways and applications.
Globus Wins Best Integrated Software Experience Award
Singapore, March 3, 2022 - Globus received the Best Integrated Software Experience award at the annual Data Mover Challenge (DMC), a key event at the SupercomputingAsia (SCA) conference. This competition brings together experts from industry and academia to challenge international teams to come up with the most innovative solutions for transferring huge amounts of data across servers around the world that are connected by 100Gbps international research and education networks.
Data: Share It Generously, Guard It Jealously
December 03, 2021 | Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
By Ashleen Knutsen Cyberattack risks compel life sciences and healthcare organizations to detect anomalies, resist malware, encrypt data transfers, and institute audit logs
Leading Research Institutions Receive HPCwire Readers' Choice Award
Award for Best HPC Collaboration recognizes leaders in the global HPC community SC21, St. Louis, MO — November 16, 2021 — A broad coalition of collaborators
Moving to petascale with the research community
November 15, 2021 | ESnet news
The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) has long been focused on developing ways to streamline workflows and reduce network operational burdens on the scientific programs and researchers they serve directly, as well as those on behalf of the entire R&E network community.
Globus Announces Support for Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
Bio IT World, Boston, MA – September 21, 2021 – Today Globus announced support for Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, providing the research community with secure, reliable, and easy to use data management services for Microsoft’s massively scalable and secure object storage for cloud-native and hybrid workloads, data lakes, high-performance computing, and machine learning.
Australia's National Research and Education Network Partners with Globus
CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 – The Australian national research and education network AARNet, a non-profit provider of network, cyber security, data and collaboration services, has signed an agreement with Globus, a department within the University of Chicago, to add Globus as a research data management service. The Globus service, combined with AARNet’s high bandwidth connections, will enable researchers to securely and reliably, transfer and share data - and to rapidly move data between instruments, storage and computing facilities throughout the research data lifecycle.
Globus Announces Support for Microsoft OneDrive
GlobusWorld, Chicago, IL — May 12, 2021 — Globus, a leading research data management service, today announced general availability of Globus for Microsoft OneDrive, which lets users connect OneDrive to their existing storage ecosystem and enables a unified interface for data transfer and sharing across diverse storage systems.
Continuing Arecibo's Legacy
April 20, 2021
The Arecibo Observatory, UCF, TACC, the University of Puerto Rico, EPOC, Globus, CICoE Pilot partner to move telescope data to Ranch system Millions of people have seen footage of the famed Arecibo radio telescope's collapse in December 2020. What they would not have seen from those videos was Arecibo's data center, located outside the danger zone. It stores the ‘golden copy' of the telescope's data — the original tapes, hard drives, and disk drives of sky scans since the 1960s.
Petrel service allows researchers to share data on a grand scale
February 19, 2021 | Argonne ALCF News
By breaking down barriers to large-scale data sharing, the Argonne-developed Petrel service is enabling science that would not otherwise be possible.
A decade of research data management innovation
January 21, 2021 | Science Node
Last year marked the 10th anniversary of Globus, which launched in 2010 as the “Globus Online” service to connect researchers and make large-scale data transfer accessible to any researcher with an internet connection and a laptop.
Globus for iRODS Connector Released
SC20, Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL — November 16, 2020 — Globus, the leading research data management platform, today announced the general availability of Globus for iRODS, offering researchers an enhanced solution for policy managed data preservation. Using the Globus for iRODS connector researchers can access systems managed by iRODS via the same familiar interface they are accustomed to on other Globus-enabled storage.
Globus Celebrates Ten Years of Connecting the Research Universe
Chicago, IL — November 10, 2020 — This year marks the tenth anniversary of Globus, which launched at SC10 as the “Globus Online” service to connect researchers and make large-scale data transfer accessible to any researcher with an Internet connection and a laptop. It would have been difficult to predict back then that Globus would become an essential service for over 150,000 thousand researchers around the world.
Globus Moves 1 Exabyte
Chicago, IL — October 7, 2020 — For Immediate Release — Globus, a leading research data management service, reached a huge milestone by breaking the exabyte barrier. While it took over 2,000 days for the service to transfer the first 200 petabytes (PB) of data, the last 200PB were moved in just 247 days. This rapidly accelerating growth is reflected by the more than 150,000 registered users who have now transferred over 120 billion files using Globus.
Mountains of Data - Designing frictionless data solutions for research
July 28, 2020 | Science Node
Long, long ago, in a time when professional travel was still possible, Rachana Ananthakrishnan, executive director & head of products for Globus at the University of Chicago, visited the Indiana University (IU) campus in Bloomington to give the annual IU Women in Cybersecurity talk, sponsored by IU’s Center of Excellence for Women & Technology(CeWIT) and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR).
Argonne researchers use Theta for real-time analysis of COVID-19 proteins
July 28, 2020 | Argonne ALCF
Argonne researchers have developed a pipeline between ALCF supercomputers and Advanced Photon Source experiments to enable on-demand analysis of the crystal structure of COVID-19 proteins.
BioTeam, NVIDIA, Globus, And More Offer Free Tools To Support Coronavirus Research
March 20, 2020 | Bio-IT World
Groups across the Bio-IT World community are offering their services and tools for free to teams working on coronavirus diagnostics and treatments. Read the full article: http://www.bio-itworld.com/2020/03/bioteam-nvidia-globus-more-free-tools.aspx
Hints On Data Storage And Transport From High Energy Physics
March 02, 2020 | Bio-IT World
It may be surprising that with a PhD in biochemistry, Brigitte Raumann spends a lot of time these days considering data storage and transport in high energy physics and astronomy. But that also puts her in the perfect position to recognize some of the lessons from those disciplines that the life sciences can pick up. Bio-IT World sat down with Raumann to talk about the challenges she sees in data management in the life sciences and the solutions available.
Globus-eRA Integration: Foundational Milestone for New Researcher Auth Service
January 10, 2020 | datascience.nih.gov
NIH staff and extramural researchers with an electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons account can now use those credentials with Globus to access resources and services. This integration is the result of a partnership between the NIH Center for Information Technology and Globus, a division of the University of Chicago that provides data management capabilities—including managed data transfer and sharing—to research organizations.
Argonne-Led Team Wins Technology Challenge at SC19
December 18, 2019
An extensive collaboration led by Argonne recently won the Inaugural SCinet Technology Challenge at the Supercomputing 19 conference by demonstrating real-time analysis of light source data from Argonne’s APS to the ALCF.
Wasabi Partners with Globus to Simplify Data Management
December 10, 2019
Joint solution provides research institutions with high performance data management at a disruptive price point
Globus Connector for Google Cloud Now Available
Denver, CO — November 19, 2019 — Globus, a leading research data management service, today announced the general availability of Globus for Google Cloud, a new solution for accessing and managing data stored in Google Cloud object storage. The Google Cloud connector makes it easy for researchers to move even the largest files between Google Cloud and other systems, and to share those files with collaborators.
Two UChicago scientists both earn $1 million Department of Energy fellowships
October 21, 2019
Ian Foster, Josh Frieman will use awards to deepen academic-national lab ties The Department of Energy has honored University of Chicago scientists Ian Foster and Josh Frieman for their transformative research and scientific leadership, selecting them as part of its inaugural Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellowship program.
Globus Founder Ian Foster Named One of Five DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows
October 16, 2019
Watch Dr. Foster's acceptance speech (begins ~3 minutes into video) Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) named five National Laboratory scientists as DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows. The newly established award, authorized by the America COMPETES Act and bestowed on National Laboratory scientists with outstanding records of achievement, provides each Fellow with $1 million over three years to be devoted to a project or projects of the Fellow’s choosing.
Supporting Scientific Research: Reflections from Participating in the FDA's Scientific Computing Days Event
October 03, 2019
For the last seven years the Scientific Computing Board (SCB) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has gathered scientists and information technologists from the agency's seven centers to discuss accomplishments, foster collaboration, and set support priorities for their scientific research and regulatory work.
Globus for Extreme-Scale Cosmology
August 01, 2019 | ScienceNode
A conversation with Argonne's Katrin Heitmann Globus recently saw the biggest single file transfer in our history: a team led by Argonne National Laboratory scientists moved 2.9 petabytes of data on the Summit system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as part of a research project involving three of the largest cosmological simulations known to date We sat down with Dr. Katrin Heitmann, Argonne physicist and computational scientist and the lead researcher on this project, to get details on the project and why she uses Globus.
Globus Announces Integration with Box Cloud Content Management
Chicago, IL — July 24, 2019 — Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced the general availability of Globus for Box, a new solution for seamlessly connecting Box with an organization’s existing research storage ecosystem.
Argonne Team Breaks Record for Globus Data Movement
July 19, 2019 | The University of Chicago News
Globus, the UChicago initiative and leading research data management service, announced the largest single file transfer in its history: a team led by Argonne National Laboratory scientists moved 2.9 petabytes of data as part of a research project involving three of the largest cosmological simulations to date.
Argonne Team Breaks Record with 2.9 Petabytes Globus Data Transfer
July 09, 2019 | insideHPC.com
Today the Globus research data management service announced the largest single file transfer in its history: a team led by Argonne National Laboratory scientists moved 2.9 petabytes of data as part of a research project involving three of the largest cosmological simulations to date.
Argonne scientists perform huge file transfers to model the makeup of the Universe
July 09, 2019 | ZDNet.com
A team led by Argonne National Laboratory scientists moved 2.9 petabytes of data -- in a single file transfer -- as part of a project involving some of the largest-ever cosmological simulations.
Ian Foster to receive IEEE Charles Babbage Award
May 23, 2019
Ian Foster, senior scientist and distinguished fellow, director of the Data Science and Learning Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago, has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Charles Babbage Award for his outstanding contributions in the areas of parallel computing languages, algorithms, and technologies for scalable distributed
Bio-IT FAIR Data Hackathon 'Pushes The Needle' In Science
May 13, 2019
The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo recently hosted the third annual Bio-IT FAIR Data Hackathon, giving experts in life sciences and IT the opportunity to FAIR-ify a range of existing data sets. Eight teams of researchers spent two days using unique identifiers, linking additional data sets, and collecting appropriate metadata, all the while adhering to the principles of FAIR—Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable—data.
Video: Managing large-scale cosmology simulations with Parsl and Singularity
April 24, 2019
In this video from the Singularity User Group, Rick Wagner from Globus presents: Managing large-scale cosmology simulations with Parsl and Singularity.
Video: Argonne's Ryan Chard on the FuncX Function-Serving Platform for HPC
April 24, 2019
Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) are coming to HPC. Already employed in some services-oriented infrastructures, for example, Argonne Scholar Ryan Chard and collaborators are pioneering their introduction into HPC. From use of Singularity and Globus, this is an HPC-centric introduction indeed. In this video from Singularity User Group, Ryan Chard from Globus at Argonne National Lab discusses "FuncX: A Function Serving Platform for HPC":
GlobusWorld 2019 Program Announced
Chicago, IL — March 26, 2019 — Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced the lineup of speakers for its eighth annual user conference, GlobusWorld 2019, held this year on May 1-2, 2019 in Chicago, IL.
Ian Foster Receives Charles Babbage Award
March 26, 2019
Ian Foster, director of Argonne’s Data Science and Learning division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, has received the 2019 IEEE Computer Society Charles Babbage Award. The award recognizes Foster’s “outstanding contributions in the areas of parallel computing languages, algorithms, and technologies for scalable distributed applications.”
Ian Foster Named Recipient of 2019 IEEE Computer Society Charles Babbage Award
March 18, 2019
Ian Foster, senior scientist and distinguished fellow, director of the Data Science and Learning Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago, has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Charles Babbage Award for his “outstanding contributions in the areas of parallel computing languages, algorith
Call for Presentations: GlobusWorld 2019 in Chicago
January 17, 2019 | InsideHPC
GlobusWorld 2019 has issued its Call for Presentations. The event takes place May 1-2 in Chicago. The event centers around Globus, a secure, reliable research data management service that enables researchers to move, share, publish & discover data via a single interface.
XSEDE Web Single Sign On Service
January 15, 2019
Powered by Globus Auth, XSEDE's Web Single Sign-On (Web SSO) service provides a uniform, consistent, secure way to sign on to web applications using XSEDE user IDs. Science gateway and application developers can use XSEDE's Web SSO to enable users to sign-on (login) to an application using either campus or XSEDE credentials. This service is based on Globus Auth, an OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 service provided by Globus at the University of Chicago.
Harnessing Protected Data in Research Collaborations with Globus
January 08, 2019 | Science Node
Widely deployed platform now offers higher assurance levels for data containing PHI, PII, and CUI. For scientists who need to manage HIPAA-regulated data or other Protected Health Information (PHI), data management and movement can be a challenge. The difficulties of sharing protected data with collaborators often leads researchers to limit their studies by using highly distilled, de-identified data rather than dealing with compliance and security mandates.
Argonne researchers move 1 PB of data from Chicago to Dallas in under 6 hours
December 18, 2018
Streaming a blockbuster movie in 4K means sending 15 gigabytes of data to your home in two hours. Argonne National Laboratory researchers recently moved approximately 23,000 times more data (more than 340 terabytes) in the same amount of time from Dallas, Texas, to Chicago, Illinois. The transfer was part of a demonstration that took place at SC18, an annual international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
Globus Named in 2018 HPCwire Editor's Choice Award for Top HPC-Enabled Scientific Achievement
November 12, 2018
Globus was honored to be named with the organizations that contributed to the NSF IceCube Neutrino Observatory's project to find first evidence of high-energy cosmic neutrino source to pinpoint the origin of cosmic rays. This project won the HPCwire Editor’s Choice award for "Top HPC-Enabled Scientific Achievement" in 2018. Other organizations named in the award were PSC, SDSC, Stanford University, and XSEDE.
University of South Dakota Research Computing Group Deploys Spectra Logic Storage Solutions
November 09, 2018
Solution Includes Globus for BlackPearl Connector
‘If Data, Then Discover’ — UChicago Software Group Globus Seeks to Automate Science
October 25, 2018
Smart home devices and popular web services such as If This Then That (IFTTT) have made it possible for people to automate many routine life tasks. Users can set their thermostat to kick up the heat if the temperature nears freezing, have their washing machine send them a text when a load is finished, or sync up calendars and to-do lists across home and work devices.
Globus Projects Nominated for 2018 HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards
October 02, 2018
Globus and Globus-related projects are nominated in several categories in this year's HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards:
Datanami: Globus Announces Support for Protected Data
September 12, 2018
CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2018 — Globus, a leading research data management service, today announced support for management of protected data, including data regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). With higher assurance levels for protected data, researchers can now easily manage Protected Health Information (PHI), for example, and share it securely with collaborators
HPCwire: Globus Announces Support for Protected Data
September 12, 2018
CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2018 — Globus, a leading research data management service, today announced support for management of protected data, including data regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). With higher assurance levels for protected data, researchers can now easily manage Protected Health Information (PHI), for example, and share it securely with collaborators.
Globus Announces Support for Protected Data
Chicago, IL — September 11, 2018 — Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced support for management of protected data, including data regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). With higher assurance levels for protected data, researchers can now easily manage Protected Health Information (PHI), for example, and share it securely with collaborators.
Argonne Leverages HPC And Machine Learning To Accelerate Science
August 21, 2018
In 2021, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is planning to deploy Aurora A21, a new Intel-Cray system, slated to be the first exascale supercomputer in the United States. Aurora will be equipped with advanced capabilities for modeling and simulation, data science, and machine learning, which will allow scientists to tackle much larger and more complex problems than are possible today.
Speeding CERN LHC Research with HPC Systems and ALCF Workflow Optimizations
August 08, 2018
The amount of data processed at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will grow significantly when CERN transitions to the High-Luminosity LHC, a facility upgrade being carried out now for operations planned in 2026. To help meet the LHC’s growing computing needs, scientists from the ATLAS experiment are working in conjunction with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to optimizing ATLAS simulations on the ALCF’s Intel-Cray supercomputer, Theta, to improve the processing efficiency on supercomputing resources.
'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough
July 17, 2018
For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube detector, which uses Globus for data archiving.
Neuroscientist leads unprecedented research to map billions of brain cells
June 26, 2018
UChicago-Argonne project blends science, computation to study inner workings of mind If you want to know how a machine works, it helps to look inside. Crack open the case and look at how it’s wired together; you might need an engineering degree, a microscope and a lot of time, but eventually you can puzzle out what makes any given device tick. But can that same approach work for the most amazing machine we know—one capable of making complex calculations in a fraction of a second, while using less energy than a common light bulb?
NSF Funds the Open Storage Network
June 11, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a $1.8 million grant for the initial development of the Open Storage Network (OSN), a distributed system for science that uses Globus for data management: Over the next two years, a collaborative team will combine their expertise, facilities and research challenges to develop OSN which will enable academic researchers across the nation to work with and share their data more efficiently than ever before. Get the full story here.
GlobusWorld 2018 Looks Beyond File Transfer
May 02, 2018
The Computation Institute at the University of Chicago covers GlobusWorld 2018: Most of us are now comfortable with cloud computing, enough to often take it for granted. Whether it’s saving our photos in cloud storage, accessing our email from multiple devices, or streaming a high-definition video on the bus, moving data to and from a distant computing center has become second nature.
Containing the Complexity of the Long Tail
April 19, 2018
HPC and computing resources now reach an ever increasing and wider audience, extending out from the “usual suspects” in traditional modeling and simulation, into what is now being called the proverbial “long tail of science”. In support of this long tail, a new breed of research software engineers, research computing facilitators and scientists are needed. Even the very computer systems themselves are getting monikers related to such “long tails”. Recent NSF machines Jetstream and Comet as two very visible examples are each named as a hat tip to “long tails”.
ESnet Staff Take Expertise on the Road to Help Universities Operate Innovative Networks
April 05, 2018
Workshops reach 750 engineers at 360 institutions Although ESnet is well known for its expertise in supporting the transfer of datasets across the country and around the globe, for the past four years the facility's staff has also been transferring their networking expertise to staff at other research and education organizations.
Secretary Perry Uses Globus
March 27, 2018
Check out this photo of U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry using Globus to send 500GB of data between Argonne National Lab and NERSC. See the original ESnet post here or read the blog post here.
GlobusWorld 2018 Program and Speakers Announced
Chicago, IL — March 13, 2018 — Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced the lineup of speakers for its annual user conference, GlobusWorld 2018, which will be held in Chicago, IL on April 25-26, 2018.
Networking, Data Experts Design a Better Portal for Scientific Discovery
January 29, 2018
Globus, Science DMZ provide new architecture to meet demand for accessing shared data A team of networking experts from the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), with the Globus team from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, has designed a new approach that makes data sharing faster, more reliable and more secure. In an article published Jan. 15 in Peer J Comp Sci, the team describes their “The Modern Research Data Portal: a design pattern for networked, data-intensive science.”
URISC and the Longest Last Mile
January 12, 2018 | HPCwire
For more than 50 years, HPC has supported tremendous advances in all areas of science. But densely-populated communities can more easily support subscription-based commodity networks and energy infrastructure that make it more affordable for urban universities to engage globally. Research centers based in sparsely-populated regions are extremely disadvantaged. HPCwire describes how researchers in far-flung places are dealing with these challenges, and how Globus facilitates fast, reliable file transfer, irrespective of distance and network conditions.
The Register's Storage Round-Up
November 28, 2017 | The Register
In November's data center storage round-up from Chris Mellor at The Register, the Globus and Western Digital (WDC) partnership was highlighted: WDC is partnering with Globus to integrate Globus's research data management software with WDC's ActiveScale object-based storage (OBS) system. Globus has produced an ActiveScale connector and aims to store Big Data analytics data on the WDC disk archive box.
Globus Announces ActiveScale Support
SC17, Denver, CO — November 13, 2017 — Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced general availability of Globus for ActiveScale. This new premium connector for the Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) ActiveScale™ object storage system enables researchers to easily integrate ActiveScale into their storage ecosystem using Globus, the cloud-based research data management tool they already know and use.
Two UChicago Groups Join NIH Biomedical Data Sharing Cloud Pilot
November 06, 2017 | National Institutes of Health
Two University of Chicago research groups will help build the pilot phase of an ambitious new National Institutes of Health initiative to make U.S. biomedical research data and tools accessible to more scientists.
Cloud database expands services to accelerate secure cancer research
October 31, 2017 | UChicago News
With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute the University of Chicago’s Globus—a data service initiative run by the Computation Institute—and leading cancer researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while keeping sensitive health data secure and private. Get the full story from UChicago News.
Globus Expands Data Services to Accelerate Secure Cancer Research
Chicago, IL — October 13, 2017 — With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the University of Chicago’s Globus and leading cancer researchers at University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while keeping sensitive health data secure and private.
Canada's Federated Research Data Repository Enters Limited Production
September 27, 2017 | Canadian Association of Research Libraries
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Portage, and Compute Canada are pleased to announce that the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) service has now finished Beta and will be entering into Limited Production starting the week of September 18th, 2017 to coincide with Portage and RDM in Canada – RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who improved the service by providing valuable feedback during Beta testing.
Globus Announces Google Drive Support
Chicago, IL — August 30, 2017 — Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced general availability of Globus for Google Drive, a new capability that lets users seamlessly connect Google Drive with their existing storage ecosystem, enabling a single interface for data transfer, sharing and publication across all storage systems.
Globus Joins Spectra Logic's Growing Partner Developer Program with BlackPearl Client Certification
GlobusWorld 2017, Chicago, IL and Boulder, CO — April 11, 2017 — Spectra Logic today announced that Globus has completed client certification for its Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. BlackPearl allows customers in university, high performance computing (HPC) and research organizations to seamlessly store data to disk, tape and cloud storage using a unified interface provided by Globus. Globus software-as-a-service (SaaS) simplifies file transfer, sharing and data publication for geographically diverse research communities worldwide.
Argonne makes Globus available to researchers lab-wide
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.
Will the cloud change scientific computing?
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.
CloudyCluster and Globus demonstrate Cloudy HPC with Globus Data Management Capabilities
Austin, Texas — November 18, 2015 — Today Omnibond and Globus announce the integration of Globus with CloudyCluster, adding functionality to enable spinning up a fully-functional Globus endpoint on demand for streamlined research data management.
Spectra Logic and Globus Partner to Offer Cost-Effective Tiered Storage
Austin, TX — November 16, 2015 — Spectra Logic and Globus today, at Supercomputing 2015 in Austin, Texas, unveiled a new partnership that incorporates Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl hybrid storage ecosystem and the Globus research data management service. The cost-effective, joint solution provides Globus users with a turnkey private storage cloud, using a familiar web interface across online, nearline, and offline storage systems.
Old School Grid Meets New School Storage
October 28, 2015 | HPCwire
At the SpectraSummit event in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this month, HPCwire learned of a developing partnership between storage vendor Spectra Logic and research software-as-a-service provider Globus to integrate Spectra's BlackPearl Gateway storage into the Globus Cloud, creating an endpoint for BlackPearl that effectively enables an archive tape system to be usable by the Globus community.
Wrangler Data-Intensive System Opens to Scientists
April 28, 2015
The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University, and the University of Chicago announced that Wrangler, a groundbreaking data analysis and management system, is now in early operations for the open science community. Wrangler uses Globus for rapid and reliable data transfer and sharing.
Video Interview: Ian Foster and the Globus Project
February 05, 2015
In this video interview, author Charles Severance talks with Ian Foster about how the Globus project helps move large amounts of data efficiently and safely, allowing scientists to focus on their research and not on IT problems.
Blue Waters Uses Globus for Data Sharing
January 14, 2015 | isgtw
The Blue Waters team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications announced that a new prototype Data Sharing Service (DSS) is now available for Blue Waters users to share data sets with their research community or the broader public. There are two classes of sharing based on the needs of the partners and data: active data sharing for projects with current allocations on Blue Waters, and community sharing for data produced by prior projects. Users from each group can share data using Globus sharing capabilities or a web service interface.
Argonne researchers demonstrate extraordinary throughput at SC14
Argonne, IL — December 3, 2014 — A team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and DataDirect Networks (DDN) moved 65 terabytes of data in under just 100 minutes at a recent supercomputing conference. Typically, two days are needed to move this volume of data between sites with a 10 Gbps connection.
Compute Canada Launches Globus Portal
December 02, 2014 | Compute Canada
Compute Canada, Canada's advanced research computing resource, today announced the launch of the Compute Canada Globus Portal, a high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers. The announcement was made as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadian researchers.
Software-as-a-Service: Creating Operational Efficiencies and Democratizing Access
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.
Purdue, Globus partnership gives researchers an easy way to move big data to and from campus
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."
Sloan Foundation Grant Helps Globus Democratize Data Science
Chicago, IL — April 16, 2014 — 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.
SDSC Enables Large-Scale Data Sharing Using Globus
April 07, 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.
Globus Online Offers Provider Plans for Sustainability
Chicago, IL — 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.
End-to-End Network Tuning Sends Data Screaming from NERSC to NOAA
September 12, 2012 | NERSC and Berkeley Lab
Amazing performance achieved by NOAA's operations team who configured a Globus Online endpoint using information from ESnet’s Fasterdata website, a knowledge base of tips and tricks for speeding up end-to-end data transfers.