November 16 – 19, 2015 (All Day)
  • Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

Once again, we are pleased to be selected to present a tutorial at SC. WePlease join us to learn how to deploy Globus and deliver robust data management capabilities to your organization. A particular emphasis this year will be on the recently released Globus data publication and discovery capabilities.

Exhibit: Booth #383

We are also pleased to sponsor the conference and will have an exhibit where attendees can meet with Globus team members. Stop by and let's discuss your research data management needs.

Tutorial: Managing Data Throughout the Research Lifecycle Using Globus Software-as-a-Service

Monday, November 16, 2015 | 8:30am–12:00pm

Over the past four years, Globus has become a preferred service for moving and sharing research data on a wide variety of HPC and campus computing resources. With the recent release of data publication and discovery capabilities, Globus now provides useful tools for managing data at every stage of the research lifecycle. While usage across the R&E ecosystem continues to grow, there are many institutions and investigators who are either not aware of the capabilities and benefits Globus can provide, or have limited-scope deployments that they would like to expand.

In this session, participants will learn about the features of the Globus service, and how to use it for delivering robust research data management services that span campus systems, national cyberinfrastructure, and public cloud resources. Globus is installed at most national supercomputing resource providers, and we will draw on experiences from research computing centers (e.g. Michigan, Purdue, Colorado) and HPC facilities (e.g. NCSA Blue Waters, SDSC) to highlight the challenges such facilities face in delivering scalable research data management services. Attendees will be introduced to Globus and will have multiple opportunities for hands-on interaction with the service.

The tutorial will be split roughly equally between presentation, demonstration, and hands-on exercises so that participants can understand how and when to use the services and tools presented. Each exercise will build on prior material.

In the introductory session, participants will access the Globus service, configure a data management endpoint on their laptops, and use it to move data between their laptop and HPC endpoints (a demonstration endpoint that will be provided for those that do not have access to existing HPC endpoints). Participants will also experiment with Globus file sharing and group management features, allowing them to easily share data with collaborators.

In the advanced session, participants will learn how to create and configure a server endpoint (using presenter-provided, cloud-hosted virtual machines), how to manage access for multiple users, and how to troubleshoot common configuration errors. We will also provide time for group discussion on critical issues related to security and integration with campus identity systems such as InCommon, as well as techniques for eliminating common network bottlenecks.