Integration of Western Digital’s ActiveScale Object Storage System and Globus’ Data Management Service Offers Reliable Preservation, Movement, Collaboration and Analysis of Research Data for Greater Scientific Discoveries
Two University of Chicago research groups will help build the pilot phase of an ambitious new National Institutes of Health initiative to make U.S. biomedical research data and tools accessible to more scientists.
With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute the University of Chicago’s Globus—a data service initiative run by the Computation Institute—and leading cancer researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while keeping sensitive health data secure and private.
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Portage, and Compute Canada are pleased to announce that the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) service has now finished Beta and will be entering into Limited Production starting the week of September 18th, 2017 to coincide with Portage and RDM in Canada – RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who improved the service by providing valuable feedback during Beta testing.
Argonne researchers and staff now have access to the Globus data management service. A number of storage systems at the lab are already enabled for Globus use, including Mira, Vesta and the tape archive at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (LCF); various systems at the Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC) and Center for Nanoscience Materials (CNM); and several beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). Argonne researchers have used Globus for many years to replace cumbersome and error-prone file transfer mechanisms such as sftp and rsync.
In an Analysis and Opinion piece, Tom Wilkie considers how the cloud will change computing for science. Globus is highlighted in one of the case studies about eMedLab, a consortium of seven academic research institutions.
At the SpectraSummit event in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this month, HPCwire learned of a developing partnership between storage vendor Spectra Logic and research software-as-a-service provider Globus to integrate Spectra's BlackPearl Gateway storage into the Globus Cloud, creating an endpoint for BlackPearl that effectively enables an archive tape system to be usable by the Globus community.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University, and the University of Chicago announced that Wrangler, a groundbreaking data analysis and management system, is now in early operations for the open science community. Wrangler uses Globus for rapid and reliable data transfer and sharing.
The Blue Waters team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications announced that a new prototype Data Sharing Service (DSS) is now available for Blue Waters users to share data sets with their research community or the broader public. There are two classes of sharing based on the needs of the partners and data: active data sharing for projects with current allocations on Blue Waters, and community sharing for data produced by prior projects. Users from each group can share data using Globus sharing capabilities or a web service interface.
Compute Canada, Canada's advanced research computing resource, today announced the launch of the Compute Canada Globus Portal, a high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers. The announcement was made as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadian researchers.