Using Globus

Globus addresses the challenges faced by researchers in moving, sharing, and archiving large volumes of data among distributed sites. With Globus, you hand-off data movement tasks to a hosted service that manages the entire operation, monitoring performance and errors, retrying failed transfers, correcting problems automatically whenever possible, and reporting status to keep you informed so that you can focus on your research. Command line and Web-based interfaces are available. The command line interface, which requires only ssh to be installed on the client, is the method of choice for script-based workflows. Globus also has a REST-style transfer API

Getting Started

Basic documentation for getting started with Globus can be found at the following URL:

ALCF Globus Endpoints:

  • Mira: alcf#dtn_mira
  • Cetus: alcf#dtn_mira
  • Tukey: alcf#dtn_mira
  • Vesta: alcf#dtn_vesta
  • HPSS: alcf#dtn_hpss

After registering, simply use the appropriate ALCF endpoint as well as other sources or destinations. Use your ALCF credentials (your CryptoCARD token with PIN) to activate the ALCF endpoint.

You may also use DOEGrids credentials for your transfer.  Instructions on how to accomplish this task are available at The ALCF endpoints listed are ALCF's GridFTP server nodes, which are tuned especially for WAN data movement tasks.

Globus Connect Personal allows users to add laptops or desktops as an endpoint to Globus in just a few steps. After you set up Globus Connect Personal, Globus can be used to transfer files to and from your computer.