It is the Yuletide season once again, and the hallways ring somewhat empty just before the week long break. (Though I recognise most of the people still here.) The winds blow -40 degree chills outside. It must be time for another blog entry.
Data volume is growing by leaps and bound; more and more data is being generated every day that needs to be computed, analyzed, and stored. While traditional data transfer tools like FTP, scp, sftp and rsync work well for local or small transfers, transferring big data long distances is still slow and prone to interruption.
Fortunately, it’s now easier than ever to get your data onto WestGrid by using Globus. This service is provided by the University of Chicago, and allows quick and easy file transfers to and from any Globus-enabled system. By using the free Globus Connect program, this includes your desktop.