Research data management platform recognized as best end-user focused data-intensive system

Austin, Texas — November 17, 2015 — Globus has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas. Globus was voted the Best Data-Intensive System for end users, reflecting its broad adoption within the non-profit research community.

“We truly appreciate this award from the readers and editors of HPCwire”, said Ian Foster, Globus co-inventor. “Five years ago we started operating the Globus file transfer service to solve a pressing need for researchers dealing with massive and growing data volumes. This award is a testament to the usefulness of Globus and further affirms the level of support we have seen from researchers at universities, supercomputing centers, and national facilities.”

The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication, and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.

"HPCwire readers are among the most informed in the HPC community and these awards are ultimately given to the organizations that are making the greatest impact in advancing technology and humanity itself through high performance computing,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. "The HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards send a strong message of support and appreciation from those in the global HPC community. We are proud to be able to recognize these efforts, and our congratulations go out to all the winners.”

Since its launch five years ago at SC10, Globus has evolved from a high-performance file transfer service to enable simplified data sharing, publication, and discovery directly from users’ own storage, winning another HPCWire Editor’s Choice award in 2012. The Globus team continues to enhance the service in response to the research community’s evolving needs, and is showcasing many new and improved features at SC15 in booth #383. More information on these awards can be found at www.HPCwire.com or on Twitter at #HPCwireAwards.

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About Globus
Globus is software-as-a-service for research data management. The service enables secure, reliable file transfer, sharing, and data publication for managing data throughout the research lifecycle. Globus is an initiative of the University of Chicago, and is supported in part by funding from the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Sloan Foundation. Visit www.globus.org.

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