Globus Toolkit in the Press

07.22.2013 GlobusEUROPE - Sep. 19, 2013: Registration now open

The GlobusEUROPE annual conference will be held on 19th September 2013 at Madrid, Spain. Online registration is open via EGI-TF 2013. GlobusEUROPE is the European counterpart of GlobusWORLD, the leading annual Globus event, and has an equally strong community focus with topics geared specifically for the concerns of a European audience. GlobusEUROPE is organized by The European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) and co-located with the Technical Forum of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI-TF13). For more information please visit: the GlobusEUROPE site.

06.07.2011 Announcing Release of Grid Development Tools (GDT) 2

The GDTE team, based at the University of Marburg, is pleased to announce the release of rid Development Tools for Eclipse 2 (GDTE2). The new version includes many improvements and bug fixes, as well as support for Unicore 6.x. Whats new in GDTE2?

  • Globus Toolkit 4.2 support (4.0 is still supported)
  • New plugin architecture (for easier support of new middlewares)
  • Many internal changes
  • Improved UI
  • p2 based update site (implicit dependency handling)
  • Nightly-build and beta update site

Headless versions for all platforms can be found on the GDT Web page.

The release can be easily installed using the Eclipse update/install mechanism (Update site:

Installation instructions, tutorials and documentation can be found at: and the Globus GDTE developer wiki.

If you have any questions or problems feel free to send a mail to one of our mailing lists:

For those who are not familiar with GDTE, the Grid Development Tools for Eclipse (GDTE) feature is a bundle of Eclipse Plugins useful for Service and Application Development in the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment for the Globus Toolkit 4.0, 4.2 and UNICORE. Apart from using GDT in the Eclipse Workbench interactively, we support using Eclipse headless, i.e. running the GDT tools as commandline tools, offering the possibility to include them in automated build scripts or other IDEs.

The GDTE Developers.

11.12.2010 Globus Online Launches at SC10

Globus Online is Live! The cloud-hosted, secure file transfer service, is now available for general use. Globus Online enables researchers and other end users to move and synchronize files reliably between multiple locations without configuring servers or installing complex software. Multiple events planned at the upcoming Sc10 conference in New Orleans that will showcase Globus Online's simplicity and ease-of-use. Details are available here.

07.10.2009 KnowARC Project Brings Grids to Debian

The KnowARC project brings Globus packages to Debian Linux, paving the way for many Grid projects to be included in the popular distribution. Read the article here:

01.16.2009 Looking back on the development of the LHC grid [iSGTW 1/14/2009]

Transcript of Les Robertson's speech about how grid computing enabled the LHC.

"Consequently, we decided to implement a distributed system as a computational grid, based on the ideas of two scientists working in the United States, Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman. Together, these two had developed a concept which allowed computing centers to inter-connect in a very general way, integrating their separate resources to offer a single virtual computing service."
You can find the article here.

01.14.2009 Globus GSoC projects featured on Google Open Source blog

Globus' projects for last year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC) are featured on the Google Open Source blog. The posting describes all the interesting work our GSoC students did last summer:

11.10.2008 Article describes GT4-based data mining grid [IEEE Computer Society]

From "Digging Deep into the Data Mine with DataMiningGrid" published by the IEEE Computer Society:

As modern data mining applications increase in complexity, so too do their demands for resources. Grid computing is one of several emerging networked computing paradigms promising to meet the requirements of heterogeneous, large-scale, and distributed data mining applications. Despite this promise, there are still too many issues to be resolved before grid technology is commonly applied to large-scale data mining tasks. To address some of these issues, the authors developed the DataMiningGrid system. It integrates a diverse set of programs and application scenarios within a single framework, and features scalability, flexible extensibility, sophisticated support for relevant standards and different users.

You can download the article here:

07.02.2008 GridFTP moves your data and your news [iSGTW - 2 July 2008]

Article about GridFTP's use in production grids and new features for 4.2.0:

04.03.2008 caBIG helps crack human genome [ComputerWorld, 3/2008]

Research grid could lead to improved drug research and safer clinical trials for cancer patients -- and soon for other diseases. For more information, see;1494114795.

12.14.2007 DEISA, GridAustralia Demo HIV Drug Simulations Over Grid [HPC Wire 12/14/2007]

"DEISA, the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications, and GridAustralia-APAC, joined by Monash University, have demonstrated interoperation of their HPC infrastructures with distributed simulations in both continents on the effectiveness of drugs on mutants of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)....

...DEISA is based on UNICORE 5 as far as job submission is concerned, while APAC makes use of the Globus Tool Kit. Following different approaches in job management, Globus and UNICORE are not interoperable in their currently established versions. In addition to DEISA's option of data management via a continental global file system, however, both infrastructures support data transfer via GridFTP, usable both in Globus and in UNICORE."

For the complete article, click here.

12.07.2006 Earth System Grid featured on iSGTW

For the past two years, the Earth System Grid has helped scientists around the world study, analyze and predict all facets of the Earth’s climate. This U.S. data grid provides almost 160 terabytes of climate-related simulation data to scientists worldwide through two portals.

To learn more:

11.21.2006 Tools help deliver CERN data to labs worldwide [GCN, 11/2006]

Whatever its success in the marketplace, grid has been a great success in the research community. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, in Batavia, Ill., has been testing a grid network that will eventually distribute experimental data from the European laboratory for particle physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, to multiple research laboratories around the globe. Thanks to grid tools, data created at CERN can be distributed and then analyzed at other facilities around the world.


12.05.2005 Globus Alliance bags $13m NSF grant [NewsForge]

The National Science Foundation, which is conducting several long-term experiments that rely heavily on open source grid computing tools produced by the Globus Alliance, this week pledged more than $13 million in long-term support to the Globus development community.

For more information, click here

10.24.2005 New article details how to use GT4 authorization mechanisms

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10.06.2005 Buzz Over Grid Computing Grows [Top Tech News]

At least some enterprise application vendors are toying with grid-friendly designs. SAP Latest News about SAP, for example, has publicly demonstrated grid versions of its CRM and supply chain Latest News about Supply Chain management (SCM) software.

SAP -- the poster child for the monolithic applications -- carved out portions of its big centralized system so that they could be run on multiple servers using theopen source Latest News about open source Globus Toolkit as the grid infrastructure, says Foster, one of the creators of the tool kit. "When the app said, 'I need another 10 servers to meet my workload demands,' it reached out to the [grid] infrastructure to meet the demand," he says.

View the entire article here.

09.14.2005 GridFTP used to transfer 270 TB from Brookhaven to Japan [Cern Courier]

The PHENIX experiment used GridFTP to transfer 270 TB from Brookhaven to Japan.

"The principal tool used for the transfer was GridFtp, which proved to be very stable. Brookhaven has a high-speed connection (OC48) to ESNET, which is connected to a transpacific line (10 Gbit/s) served by SINET in Japan. Apart from two half-day outages of ESNET, the transfers continued around the clock for the entire 11 week run."

07.07.2005 Witnessing an Evolution [Government Technology]

Carl Kesselman, director of the Center for Grid Technologies at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute -- and one of the grid's pioneering researchers -- said he believes grid computing will change the way people work and interact with each other.

"The grid is an infrastructure that allows the controlled sharing of diverse resources to facilitate collaborative activities," he explained. "It's the idea of a virtual organization. On the Web, everything looks like a document, and you are basically just sharing documents. The grid is about understanding the process in back of that -- understanding that there is capability and learning to manipulate that. It's a very powerful idea."
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06.20.2005 FAQS: Grid computing - Are grids coming to a data center near you? []

Proprietary systems "will federate computing or data for you, but only on the condition that you buy into a particular vendor's approach," Foster said. "There are a lot of concerns about that and pressure on vendors to adopt standards so [users] can plug and play products from different sources."

By comparison, open-source tools such as the Globus Toolkit let organizations apply grid computing "without getting locked into a vendor's approach," Foster said.

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05.11.2005 EGA gives grid computing a pragmatic push []

Now that the EGA has published this reference model, however, Eunice believes grid computing can continue on its path -- albeit a slow one -- of maturation in the enterprise.

"A lot of technical pieces are coming together, like the open source Globus tool kit is maturing," Eunice said.

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04.05.2005 Grid points of view: Steve Tuecke on open source grid directions in the enterprise [IBM developerWorks]

Travis Van recently caught up with Steve Tuecke, CEO of Univa, a start-up providing enterprises with technical services and support for the open source Globus Toolkit. Tuecke shared some thoughts that IBM developerWorks readers will find interesting -- from technical pointers for grid developers to broader themes about grid's specific challenges in crossing over from e-science to enterprise.

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01.22.2004 Globus details roadmap for toolkit [InfoWorld]

Grid computing software to gain performance, reliability and usability