Thursday, September 22, 2011

Globus Online - making computing easy

As well as chatting to Helmut and Steve about the IGE project which hosted the first GlobusEUROPE event earlier this week, we grabbed Steve to find out a bit more about Globus Online - the latest offering from the Globus team.

Globus Online started 2 years ago as a way for smaller scientific communities which don't have the necessary expertise, time and money, to make use of Globus middleware. They've kicked off with a really easy way to transfer data on the grid - it sounds easy enough but when scientists try to move around large amounts of data it actually throws up surprisingly large amounts of problems. With Globus Online, researchers can take data off their laptop and onto the grid with just a couple of clicks and no hassle at all.

Overall Globus Online hopes to take the simplicity and ease of products created for the commercial market and apply it to the scientific world. But don't just take my word for it, watch below to find out more from Steve himself.

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