March 2012 User of the Month: Colin Morningstar

March 06, 2012   |  Raj Kettimuthu

For March’s User of the Month, I’m pleased to announce that we have selected Colin Morningstar from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)!

Colin Morningstar is a Professor of Physics at CMU doing research on nonperturbative phenomena in quantum field theories. He uses lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD) to investigate hadron formation and quark confinement. More information about his work is available here. Colin used Globus Online to move more than 16TBs of data in February 2012. He transferred data among XSEDE resources and also between CMU and XSEDE resources. He also deployed Globus Connect Multi-User (GCMU), an easy to install package that sets up a Globus Online endpoint to be accessed by multiple users, on his cluster at CMU. Colin has achieved data rates as high as 2 Gbps for transfers between XSEDE resources and 350 Mbps for transfers between XSEDE resources and CMU. He has moved datasets with varying characteristics and average file sizes ranging from 15KBs to 15GBs. Colin's use case illustrates how Globus Online makes it easy to move data between systems, irrespective of the nature or size of the files in the dataset, and demonstrates how easy it is to set up a Globus Online endpoint on a local cluster using GCMU. Congratulations Colin, and thanks for your use of Globus Online!