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Globus is a utility (technically, SaaS, or Software as a Service) which among others allows file transfer between personal computers and HPC clusters. It is particularly useful for fast and reliable transfer of very large files, as well as a large number of small files.


In order to avail yourself of Globus, you must first create an account (including your user name and password) by going to https://www.globus.org/signup. To transfer data to/from the HPC clusters, submit our request form to join Columbia's Globus subscription group (you will need to log in first - new users should select Columbia University from the drop-down). Email [email protected] with any questions.

Globus moves data between "endpoints". An endpoint is a unique name representing a Globus resource like a computer or a cluster, typically in the following format: <globus-username>#<machine name>. The endpoints for the resources you'll be using for transferring data need to be added to your account.

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