December 2, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

In April 2016 we'll be releasing enhancements to the underlying security mechanism in Globus Toolkit components used by the Globus service. This is just an informational message since most Globus users will not be affected by these changes. In particular, users operating a Globus Connect Server endpoint that uses the Globus-provided security credential are not affected and no action is required.

October 28, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

We’re excited to announce that data publication is now available to all Globus subscribers! We first described our vision for making research data easily discoverable and accessible to all at GlobusWorld 2014. Since then, we’re worked with a handful of early adopter institutions to refine and test the system, building a simple framework along the way to guide our development efforts.

September 3, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

Globus Provider plan subscribers now have direct access to usage reports for their managed endpoints via the Globus web interface (previously, subscribers had to request usage data from the Globus support team). If you're a subscription manager for your institution, you can navigate to the globususage#reports endpoint and download the usage reports*. You will see a directory named for your institution's domain, e.g.uchicago.edu.

June 30, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

The winner of our 100PB contest is Todd Raeker from the University of Michigan. Todd came closest in predicting the date and time at which Globus would pass the 100PB mark. We passed 100PB at 3:36:14pm CDT on June 26, 2015. Todd's prediction: 11:11:11pm CDT on July 4, 2015. Congratulations, Todd!

June 29, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

Last week we passed a pretty cool milestone for the Globus service: 100 petabytes of data moved! Even in this age of "big data", 100PB is a big number. How big, you ask? Well, 100PB is roughly...

...twice the entire written works of mankind, from the beginning of history, in all languages,
...1,000 times all of Twitter,
...8.88 million hours of HD video,
...21,276,596 DVDs,
...50 times all the material in US academic libraries,
...5 times the entire production of disk drives in 1995 (yeah, that's a pretty obscure one).

June 24, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

We're thrilled to see NCAR using Globus to distribute data from their Research Data Archive (RDA). The RDA contains a large and diverse collection of meteorological and oceanographic observations, operational and reanalysis model outputs, and remote sensing datasets to support atmospheric and geosciences research.

June 8, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

On May 20th, 2015, a new vulnerability known as “Logjam” was discovered, as described in this NIST announcement. We reviewed the severity and impact to Globus services and posted the findings in our support forum. We do not anticipate additional updates on this issue.

May 14, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

Knowledge Lab is a University of Chicago research center that seeks to leverage insights into the dynamics of knowledge creation and advances in large-scale computation to reimagine the scientific processes of the future by identifying gaps in the global knowledge landscape, areas of rich potential for breakthroughs, and automating discovery through the generation of novel, potentially high impact hypotheses.
 

April 28, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

We've talked a lot recently about data publication and inevitably the conversation becomes one of definition and semantics. For many, data publication means making publicly available the data used to support the results described in a published paper. For some, it means making data selectively available to other investigators within a research discipline or community. For others, it means sharing research findings with collaborators at multiple institutions throughout the course of a project. And, as you might imagine, there are myriad scenarios in between these three.

March 10, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, starting at 10:00am CDT, the Globus service will undergo a significant upgrade. We will be making changes to the underlying services used for managing user identities and groups. While we are deploying these changes into our production environment, the Globus service will not be available. We expect that the upgrade will be completed within 4 hours, and the service should be fully operational by approximately 2pm CDT.