XSEDE Capability Delivery Plan for "DM-13: Small-scale data transfer"

Use Case DM-13: Small-scale data transfer

Area: Scientific Data
URLs: Review

Executive Summary: A researcher, educator, science gateway developer, or application developer needs to move a small amount of data (a handful of modest-sized files) to or from a community resource.

First CDP: 2019-10-02
Current CDP: 2021-11-01
Current Implementation Status: 
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This use case is enabled by the Globus web application (https://app.globus.org) when Globus Connect Server (GCS) version 5.x or above is used to connect data storage to Globus. GCS 5.4 is available to XSEDE service providers, and the XSEDE documentation has been updated to include information about browser upload/download. New XSEDE resources, such as U. of Delaware's DARWIN and Purdue's Anvil, have GCS 5.4 installed now and this feature is available on these resources. Not all SPs have upgraded to GCS 5.4, however.

XSEDE XCI will continuously monitor SP deployments of GCS 5.4 in order to track availability of this feature on SP systems. This is estimated at one week's worth of effort over the next 12 months.

Significant Revisions:
This capability is currently supported by the following 2 components:
Component User facing? Component’s role in the capability
Globus Connect Server no Globus Connect Server version 5.4 enables web browser upload/download by deploying and configuring a web server on the host system and a virtual host for each configured collection.
Globus Transfer yes The Globus web application (https://app.globus.org/) is a hosted web application that allows researchers to login, manage their identities from affiliated organizations, search for and access connected storage systems, request data transfers between connected systems, and upload or download files to the local computer. The upload and download feature is available with storage systems connected to Globus with Globus Connect Server version 5.x and above.