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Using Globus to transfer data

Background

Globus is a set of data transfer and management tools built on top of the GridFTP protocol. The aim of GridFTP is to provide a more reliable and higher performance file transfer protocol. It is thus particularly well-suited to the requirements of HPC cluster users.

Instructions

Go to Globus Connect Personal to set up a Globus endpoint on your workstation. Follow the instructions provided by Globus. You need to :

  1. Designate your workstation as an endpoint
  2. Generate a Setup Key for installation
  3. Download and install the software

Once you have the software running, it will prompt for the setup key. Once you have the software running (as a web client), you can search for and select the CHPC's endpoint with the search terms CHPC South Africa - Lengau, which will bring up the server dtn.chpc.ac.za. Use your Lengau login credentials to authenticate on that endpoint.

You will now be provided with a file manager interface, which you can use to explore the file systems on your endpoints. Files can be transferred between two remote endpoints, for example, without needing to pass through your local workstation. You can monitor and control the file transfer task with the “Activity” option on the sidebar menu.

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