Research Computing works with researchers in the UVA Center for Public Health Genomics, to transfer large genomics datasets from partner institutions. Using Globus, an asynchronous data transfer utility (created at Argonne Laboratory and based on GridFTP), transfers of data larger than 40TB has been made easier and more reliable.
Such large transfers benefit from dedicated, high-speed connectivity between Internet2 member institutions like UVA, Cornell University, and Washington University in St. Louis.
In practical terms, Globus allows users to queue large files for transfer between servers, lab workstations, laptops, or HPC systems. Transfer is attempted for up to 24 hours, and you are notified upon completion or failure of the request.
Research Computing is a support team at the University of Virginia whose mission is to empower researchers to achieve more through the use of cutting-edge computational resources. We strive to create innovative solutions for researchers who need help solving complex optimization, parallelization, workflow, and data analysis issues. Our strategy is to build and maintain the University’s best computing platforms while educating the next generation of researchers on the power and utility of advanced computing.