November 17, 2021 | Brigitte Raumann

Today we released Globus web app support for scheduled and regularly repeating transfers. Now scheduling a recurring transfer is as easy as scheduling a recurring meeting. Nightly backups to cloud storage or hourly syncs to HPC centers, for example, can be configured with just a few clicks.  Transfers can also be scheduled in advance, so a large data transfer can kick off late on a Sunday night, when bandwidth demands are lower.

November 16, 2021 | Susan Tussy

Today’s researchers are faced with an increasingly complex storage landscape, and are implementing many different storage types and deployment models to meet their storage requirements. Globus is addressing this growing need for a diverse set of storage options, and continues to test new storage systems and add premium connectors to give researchers even more storage alternatives to use with its service including cloud object stores, tape archives, and proprietary storage systems.

October 20, 2021 | Brigitte Raumann

Globus Connect Server version 5 (GCSv5) provides new capabilities and enhancements for both administrators and users and offers platform features that allow developers to build interesting data management solutions. Among other improvements, GCSv5…

-  ...replaces user certificates with OAuth based authentication,

-  ...adds HTTP/S access to data,

-  ...simplifies support for multiple storage types via a DTN pool,

-  ...provides higher levels of assurance for managing protected data,

October 18, 2021 | Ian Foster

The petabytes produced and consumed by exascale computers must often be moved among elements of the international scientific infrastructure. Scientists have long relied upon Globus for efficient, reliable, and secure data movement, and indeed as of 10/18/2021, Globus has been used to move more than 1018 bytes (1,343,546,072,100,387,000,000 bytes to be precise) among more than 20,000 labs worldwide.

September 29, 2021 | Stephen Rosen

On March 7th of 2016, a couple of members of the Globus team started working on replacing the globusonline-transfer-api-client package. We debated what to call it. Was it the globus-client? Just globus-python? "What about SDK -- Standard Development Kit?" "Yeah, SDK is good."

September 10, 2021 | Brigitte Raumann

To accommodate database upgrades, Globus Auth and Transfer services will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes beginning at 10 am US Central on Saturday, September 18, 2021.  

During this planned downtime, the following will be impacted:

August 23, 2021 | Susan Tussy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide leadership and direction for research programs aimed at enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability. Data is an important ingredient for—and a product of—these projects. Historically, each program has managed the data it produces independently. Among the NIH institutes, a program called the Common Fund sponsors a portfolio of ambitious initiatives, each of which generates biomedical data of high value to the research community.

August 19, 2021 | Susan Tussy

During the month of July Globus transferred over 800 Terabytes of data on Comet, a dedicated NSF funded eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) cluster at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). While Comet is now officially retired, users will still have access to the Comet filesystems via Globus to facilitate data migration.

August 3, 2021 | Susan Tussy

 Helping to Prepare our Researchers of Tomorrow

Over the past few years Globus Labs has participated in two student summer lab programs at the University of Chicago - the Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) Summer Lab Program, and the BigDataX Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which is funded by the NSF. This year the two programs include 65 students, and five of the students are working with Globus Labs. 

July 7, 2021 | Susan Tussy

Working together to accelerate discovery across the globe