Globus Connect is a fast and robust file transfer service that allows users to quickly move large amounts of data between computer clusters and even to and from personal workstations. This service has been made available for Crane, Rhino, and Attic. HCC users are encouraged to use Globus Connect for their larger data transfers as an alternative to slower and more error-prone methods such as scp and winSCP.
Dedicated transfer servers on Crane, Rhino, and Attic allow large amounts of data to be transferred quickly between sites.
A user can install Globus Connect Personal on his or her workstation to enable data transfer to and from one of the HCC sites.
Globus will notify users via email when their transfer has completed.
Users can share data with other researchers (both NU and non-NU affiliated).
Globus’ simple web interface makes data transfers and sharing easy for users to initiate and manage.
Users must first sign up for an account on
the Globus Connect website or may use their NU credentials to sign in without creating a separate Globus ID.
Accounts are free and grant users access to any Globus endpoint for
which they are authorized. An endpoint is simply a file system to or
from which a user transfers files. All HCC users are authorized to
access their own /home, /work, and /common directories on Crane via the Globus endpoints (named:
hcc#crane). Those who have purchased Attic storage space can
access their /attic directories via the Globus endpoint hcc#attic. To
initialize or activate the endpoint, users will be required to enter
their HCC username, password, and Duo credentials for authentication.
The steps involved in activating endpoints and making data transfers
are detailed in the following links. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any difficulties.
Log into Globus (do this first!)
If you wish, you may use the Globus Command Line Interface instead of the web interface.