Globus Online launches new website for European researchers
The service is a joint initiative of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory. It is popular with leading research institutes, such as the STAR Experiment at Brookhaven National Lab, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, and the Semel Institute at UCLA.
The newly launched European site is the the result of an ongoing collaboration with the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) and Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE), which seeks to better address the specific requirements of EU-based researchers. The service allows researchers to move data directly between source and destination systems without the need for the data to pass through an intermediate server. “European data stays in Europe, just as US data stays in the US”, says Helmut Heller, project director of IGE. The benefit of this approach is that the transfer is secure, since Globus Online acts only as a control mechanism and does not view the content of the files being transferred. Servers in the US do, however, monitor the transfers, allowing automatic recovery from common network or server failures, as well as optimizing the endpoints so that transfers are completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. “We do make it clear that we store some basic information about these transfers on our servers in the US, but ask for the researchers' consent first,” explains Steve Tuecke, co-principal investigator for Globus Online.
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