With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the University of Chicago’s Globus and leading cancer researchers at University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while keeping sensitive health data secure and private.
With today's faster internet speeds and file-sharing services, many of us take data transfer for granted. But when files and datasets are measured in terabytes and petabytes instead of megabytes, many of the struggles of the past return: long waiting times, mid-transfer failures, and clunky interfaces.
The explosion of data across disciplines has opened up vast new possibilities for scientific discovery. But many researchers do not yet have access to the advanced infrastructure needed to work with Big Data and realize its full potential. With new support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Globus can expand its mission to bring the advanced data management infrastructure used by massive science collaborations to small laboratories and individual researchers around the world. The foundation’s $500,000 grant will help Globus, part of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, evolve from a free service to a sustainable non-profit model serving hundreds of thousands of resource providers, scientists, educators, and students.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Austin and academic partners the Computation Institute and Indiana University today announced that they will design, build and deploy Wrangler, a groundbreaking data analysis and management system for the national open science community. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which includes $6M for deployment plus additional funding for operations, the new system is scheduled for production in January 2015.
Cloud computing is rapidly catching on for businesses and consumer applications such as Gmail and Netflix. But scientists are discovering that the cloud can make their research a lot easier as well. In a news feature for Nature Methods, reporter Vivien Marx looked at how genomic research fits into the cloud, offering new opportunities for collaboration and data management.
Globus Online, the software-as-a-service for secure, reliable data movement developed by the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory was named the recipient of an R&D 100 Award, recognizing it as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year.