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Globus Online Surpasses 1,000-User Milestone

posted 9 Sep 2011, 00:22 by Matthias Hofmann   [ updated 9 Sep 2011, 06:18 ]

The Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory announced this week that Globus Online, the service for secure, reliable data movement, signed up over 1,000 users in its first six months of service. At present, the service counts nearly 1,400 registered users, mostly high-performance computing (HPC) system users and other researchers who need to transfer large amounts of data among systems, who have moved over 30 million files equaling nearly 400 terabytes of data.

"Globus Online is the most beneficial grid technology I have even seen," said Steven Gottlieb, Distinguished Professor, Indiana University. "I moved 100 7.3 GB files in about 1.5 hours - the same transfer would have taken over 3 days with scp. Globus Online has also made a big difference in convenience - it's much easier to move the files we need where we need them."

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