December 11, 2017 | Energy Sciences Network

ESnet’s Petascale DTN Project Speeds up Data Transfers between Leading HPC Centers

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science operates three of the world’s leading supercomputing centers, where massive data sets are routinely imported, analyzed, used to create simulations and exported to other sites. Fortunately, DOE also runs a networking facility, ESnet (short for Energy Sciences Network), the world’s fastest network for science, which is managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Vas Vasiliadis, Globus Chief Customer Officer
May 1, 2018 - 12:30 EDT to May 2, 2018 - 3:00 EDT

We're presenting a series of Globus tutorials and developer workshops across the US, showing the research community how to leverage the Globus platform to build applications and accelerate their research through automation. If you're a NYSERNet member institution, we hope to see you at our tour stop in Syracuse!

Location: Oswego Metro Center, 100 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Visit the GlobusWorld Tour home page for more information. 

Vas Vasiliadis, Globus Chief Customer Officer
Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Globus Head of Products
February 8, 2018 - 12:30 PST to February 9, 2018 - 3:00 PST

We're presenting a series of Globus tutorials and developer workshops across the US, showing the research community how to leverage the Globus platform to build applications and accelerate their research through automation. If you're at Stanford University or any other institution in the California system, we hope to see you at our tour stop in Stanford:

Location: Redwood Hall, G19, 243 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305

Visit the GlobusWorld Tour home page for more information. 

November 28, 2017 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

As we recently announced, we are working towards making Globus suitable for use with protected data and in HIPAA regulated environments. In preparation for this—and to support new features in Globus Connect Server version 5—the Globus service will undergo an upgrade on Saturday, December 9th, and will be unavailable from 10:00AM to 2:00PM CST.

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. 

November 27, 2017 | Greg Nawrocki

If you are responsible for managing one or more of your organization’s Globus endpoints, you may need to take action on or before December 9, 2017 to ensure that your Globus endpoints continue to work. At your earliest convenience, please read https://www.globus.org/blog/important-update-your-globus-connect-server-configuration and ensure you make the necessary updates to your firewall configuration, if applicable.

November 21, 2017 | Vas Vasiliadis

We are changing our policy governing retention of file transfer activity data. Starting December 4, 2017, we will remove summary data for file transfer tasks older than 3 months. While metrics indicate that users rarely access this information, we will continue to allow downloading of summary usage data (up to three months old) via the transfer API. Detailed information about file transfer tasks, such as individual events, will be stored for 30 days, after which only summary data for tasks are stored.

Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Globus Head of Products
December 10, 2017 (All day)

CILogon and CTSC are co-organizing a workshop on Identity and Access Management for Research Organizations co-located with the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting. The workshop will provide an overview of identity and access management (IAM) issues including single sign-on (SSO) facing research collaborations and demonstrate IAM solutions available to both large and small collaborations using interactive tutorials.

November 13, 2017 | For Immediate Release

DENVER, Colo. SUPERCOMPUTING 17 (SC17), 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.

Greg Nawrocki, Globus Director of Customer Engagement
December 5, 2017 - 1:00 CST

The Operating Innovative Networks (OIN) workshop series is designed to equip university and laboratory network engineers with the knowledge and training needed to build next-gen campus networks that are optimized for data-intensive science. We collaborate closely with ESnet, Indiana University, Internet 2, and other workshop organizers to educate research computing and network professionals on running and optimizing Globus in the Science DMZ.

Greg will present a tutorial that includes the following topics: