Researcher Reduces File Transfer Times from 61 hours to 21 minutes

Craig Mattocks is a climate researcher at the University of Miami. Craig writes:

"Globus Online makes OLAM global climate simulations manageable! I just used Globus Online/Globus Connect to transfer 28 GB of OLAM output (62 history files) from the Trestles cluster with a single click in a web browser at a speed of 183.3 MBits/sec vs. the usual 1 MBit/sec (using sftp/rsync). 20 minutes instead of 61 hours! Another file transfer went even faster, almost 200 MBits/sec! The fastest we have been able to download the data using sftp/rsync is about 1 MBit/sec, so that's a factor 200 speed-up. It took only 5 minutes to move this data from one side of the country to the other (San Diego to Miami) using Globus Online/Globus Connect. This particular transfer would have taken almost 17 hours by sftp/rsync. Amazing! Thank you for developing this new easy-to-use, high-speed transfer tool and making it available for XSEDE users. Great work y'all!

OLAM is a new global climate model with local mesh refinement on hexagonal or triangular finite volume grids. We are running a series of 10-year "timeslice" climate simulations and are working to create a gateway for the model. Each of these OLAM simulations generates about 8 TB of data. We were really struggling to keep up with the volume of data. This new file transfer capability makes managing this data possible for local archival and post-processing afterward. In the future I imagine we will include Globus Online/Connect in the OLAM gateway somehow, so users (students, teachers, researchers) will be able to download their model results to a local disk."