Upgrades facilitate collaboration, speed data access

By Marijke Unger
08/05/2014 - 12:00am

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has recently implemented an enhanced data sharing service that allows scientists increased access to data as well as improved capabilities for collaborative research. In addition to data sharing, NCAR has significantly upgraded its centralized file service, known as the Globally Accessible Data Environment (GLADE).

Managed by NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL), both GLADE and the data sharing service are important upgrades for the high-performance computing (HPC) user community, allowing faster and better access to data and a more flexible virtual workspace. 

The data sharing service leverages the capabilities of Globus Plus to increase customization options for storage as well as data sharing. Globus, a project of the Computation Institute (a partnership of The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory), is a software service that has been described as a dropbox for big data. It is broadly used in the scientific community. “Plus” refers to a new feature that allows researchers to share data with colleagues outside of their home institutions, greatly improving ease of collaborative work ... (Continue reading)