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Big Data Management for Science

This webinar focused on data transfers for the life sciences. Talks were given by Brian Tierney from ESnet, Steve Tuecke from Globus Online, Andrew McElrone from the University of California Davis, and Yasmin Carter from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars that ESnet and Globus Online will be hosting from 2013--2014.  To recieve emails about this series, and other opportunities to learn about networking and science, subscribe to the ESnet fasterdata events list:

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Summary of the Webinar Series:

As science becomes more computation- and data-intensive, there is an increasing need for researchers to move and share data across institutional boundaries. Managing massive volumes of data throughout their lifecycle is rapidly becoming an inhibitor to research progress, due in part to the complex and costly IT infrastructure required—infrastructure that is typically out of reach for the hundreds of thousands of small and medium labs that conduct the bulk of scientific research. Globus Online is a powerful system that aims to provide easy-to-use services and tools for research data management - as simple as the cloud-hosted Netflix for streaming movies, or Gmail for email—and make advanced IT capabilities available to any researcher with access to a Web browser. Globus Online provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) for research data management, including data movement, storage, sharing and publication. ESnet is high-performance network that connects the Department of Energy research community for data-intensive science. ESnet provides expert engineering consultations and solutions to scientists to improve their site connectivity, and provides high-speed national and international network transport services. ESnet’s Science DMZ network design model coupled with Globus Online has proven to significantly increase science productivity for individual researchers, supercomputing centers and large-scale multinational collaborations.

Big Data Management for Science, featuring ESnet and Globus Online (15M zip of PDF): Brian Tierney, Steve Tuecke, Andrew McElrone, Yasmin Carter, August 2013