Globus Online is a (primarily) web-based interface to GridFTP that has been designed to be much more user-friendly. The basic principle is the same as for GridFTP: you initiate transfers between points X and E (XSEDE and ECCO) from a third location (for instance, your browser), at high speeds. You can also use it to transfer data from your local computer to ECCO. Instructions for all operating systems can be found here: https://support.globus.org/entries/23583857-Sign-Up-and-Transfer-Files-with-Globus-Online (as of 2014-08-13).
The ECCO endpoints start with 'ecco#', and there are two:
- ecco#home - your home directory, as well as the project space (/home/ssgprojects), allowing for most transfers at the highest speed.
- ecco#scratch-0-2 - corresponds to compute-0-2:/scratch (i.e., the scratch space on compute node 2) [not yet active]
Transferring files between ECCO and your laptop or workstation
- RPM (RedHat, openSUSE, CentOS): globusconnect-1.6-9.1.noarch.rpm
- DEB (Ubuntu, Debian): globusconnect_1.6-10.1_all.deb
You should be able to find the Globus Connect application in your menus or app launcher.
Transferring files between ECCO and XSEDE resources
For XSEDE credentials, use the credentials for the resources that you are transferring data to and from (you can look them up on your XSEDE User Portal). You will need to know the name of your XSEDE endpoint.