Globus Data Transfer Is a simplified way to access and move your research data, across all systems, using any existing identity. Transfer data to and from systems such as:
Laptops HPC clusters (Rivanna) Secure computing (Ivy) Lab / departmental storage Tape archives Cloud storage Off-campus resources (XSEDE, National Labs) Access them all using just a web browser. This can help you share research data with colleagues, co-investigators, or to move data back and forth between a lab workstation and Rivanna or your personal computer.
Data stored at a different institution? At a supercomputing facility? All you need is your campus login.
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.
Efficient and reliable data transfer is a critical component of scientific research computing. There are a variety of useful tools available for expedient data transfer, whether you are transferring data from an external site or within different computing environments at UVa. Use Cases The data transfer method you choose heavily relies on where the data are currently located and to where you want to transfer the data. Click on a row in the table below to learn more about the data transfer methods available for a specific use case.
Source Destination Example Use Cases Lab Workstation Non-Sensitive Data Storage A research scientist wants to copy data from her lab workstation to her lab’s /project storage share.