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Monday, July 27 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tutorial: Managing Data Throughout the Research Lifecycle Using Globus Software-as-a-Service

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Over the past four years, Globus has become a preferred service for moving and sharing research data on XSEDE and campus computing resources. With the recent release of data publication and discovery capabilities, Globus now provides useful tools for managing data at every stage of the research lifecycle. While usage across the XSEDE ecosystem continues to increase, there are many institutions and investigators who are either not aware of the capabilities and benefits Globus can provide, or have limited-scope deployments that they would like to expand.
 
In this session, participants will learn about the features of the Globus service, and how to use it for delivering robust research data management services that span campus systems, national cyberinfrastructure, and public cloud resources. Globus is installed at most XSEDE resource providers, and we will draw on experiences from research computing centers (e.g. Michigan, Purdue, Colorado) and HPC facilities (e.g. ALCF, SDSC) to highlight the challenges such facilities face in delivering scalable research data management services. Attendees will be introduced to Globus and will have multiple opportunities for hands-on interaction with the service.
 
The tutorial will help participants answer these questions: How can Globus help researchers overcome the challenges they face in managing increasingly "big" data? What services can a campus computing facility offer to researchers for managing large datasets more efficiently? How can such services be integrated into existing campus computing infrastructure? How should such services be delivered to minimize the impact on IT infrastructure? What issues are typically encountered (e.g. security) and how should they be addressed?


Monday July 27, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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