Got a lot of data to move around? Say, more than 100 Gigabytes? ESnet recommends that you attend this webcast on how to use Globus Online, one of ESnet’s recommended file transfer services. The webcast (https://www.globusonline.org/esnet-webcast-09-08-11/) will show you how to move data as you need it without having to become an IT expert, learn a new command vocabulary or install software.
ESnet provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at national laboratories to universities and other research institutions so they can more effectively collaborate. We provide the infrastructure, but after listening to our customers, we are taking the next step and recommending the tools to make our network easier to use. As part of this effort, we are introducing our users to services like Globus Online that will help you to move data faster and more reliably.
Globus Online (https://www.globusonline.org/) is a fast, reliable file transfer service that simplifies the process of secure data movement. This free service automates the activity of managing file transfers, whether between computing facilities or from a facility to your local machine. Users can fire-and-forget their request and Globus Online will manage the entire operation – monitoring performance, retrying failed transfers, recovering from faults automatically whenever possible, and reporting status. Globus Online makes it a trivial thing to move big data around, to whatever location needed, without spending lots of time figuring out the right commands or dealing with complicated systems. Simply sign up, specify your endpoints (where the file is now (source) and where you are moving it (destination) authenticating as necessary on the servers, and then click to transfer. Once the endpoint you need is configured into Globus Online, it really is that simple – try it out for yourself! (https://www.globusonline.org/SignUp)
In this session, the Globus Online project lead Steve Tuecke will cover all the basics of usage, including command line interface and using Globus Connect to make your own server or laptop an endpoint. I will be there to provide the ESnet perspective. We will answer your questions and also provide any constructive feedback. To get the most out of the session, sign up and try the service beforehand so you know what you are looking for and are ready to ask the right questions.
For more information, see https://www.globusonline.org/esnet-webcast-09-08-11/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Tierney, ESnet