May 27, 2014 | Laurel Wamsley

We are happy to announce that the Globus user of the month for May 2014 is Robert Edwards, a staff scientist in the Theory Group at Jefferson Lab, a Department of Energy Nuclear Physics experimental facility. 

Here he tells us about the work he’s doing, and how Globus helps him do it:

December 10, 2013 | Raj Kettimuthu

I am pleased to honor Joel Brownstein from the University of Utah as the Globus User of the Month for December 2013. Professor Joel Brownstein is the data archivist of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-IV (SDSS-IV), which is the continuation of the SDSS-I, -II, and -III surveys.

The SDSS-I, -II, and -III surveys have together amassed hundreds of terabytes of data from millions of stars throughout the Milky Way, and distant galaxies and quasars that allow us to study the structure and evolution of galaxies, the nature of dark energy and dark matter, and the cosmological history of the universe.

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!

May 6, 2013 | Raj Kettimuthu

It is my pleasure to announce that we have selected Vadim Roytershteyn as the user of the month for May 2013.

Vadim is a plasma physicist at SciberQuest, Inc., where he uses large-scale simulations to study a variety of processes in laboratory, space, and astrophysical plasmas. He primarily works with so-called fully kinetic simulations, which use computational particles to represent plasma species (such as electrons and ions). Such simulations are very attractive because they provide essentially first-principle description of plasma under fairly general conditions. At the same time, fully kinetic simulations generate a very large amount of data, which can be challenging to deal with. 

December 28, 2012 | Raj Kettimuthu

It is my pleasure to announce that the user of the month for December 2012 is Kurt LaButti from the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute.

Kurt has been in the genomics industry since 2001. He started at what is now the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT working on the human genome. He performed closure on chromosomes 17 and 11. He then transitioned into bioinformatics and assembly analysis, working primarily on fungi and virus genomes. At the Joint Genome Institute, he assembles and analyzes data from the DOE community, sequencing relevant organisms. His group handles microbes, metagenomes, fungi, and other interesting projects. 

September 10, 2012 | Raj Kettimuthu

It is my pleasure to announce that Oliver Witzel from Boston University has been selected as the user of the month for August 2012.

August 9, 2012 | Raj Kettimuthu

For July’s User of the Month, the winner is Jeff Porter from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory!

Jeff Porter currently works to support computing needs of experimental High Energy Nuclear Physics (HENP) groups at NERSC and is leading a project to build an ALICE production Grid facility in the US, co-located at NERSC/PDSF and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

July 10, 2012 | Raj Kettimuthu

It is my pleasure to announce that Brian O'Shea from Michigan State University has been selected as the user of the month for June 2012. In the month of June, Brian moved more than 250TBs of data in less than 15 days - an average data rate of 1.6 Gbps with peaks as high as 2.5 Gbps!

June 6, 2012 | Raj Kettimuthu

For May’s User of the Month, I’m pleased to announce that we have selected William Daughton from Los Alamos National Laboratory!

May 9, 2012 | Raj Kettimuthu

For April's User of the Month, I am happy to announce that the winner is Dan Kozak from Caltech.