GridFTP is a Service to transfer large amounts of data. It outclasses "classic" FTP through its ability to move data with high speed by using separate parallel streams through different TCP-connections, especially if systems are connected with high bandwidth networks. The possibility to restart interrupted transfers or to control the transfer between two GridFTP servers (e.g. at different computer centers) with a locally installed client are further advantages of this service. The file systems of our HPC systems HAZEL HEN and VULCAN are directly connected to our GridFTP servers. To use this service, a personal X509-certificate and a GridFTP client (globus-url-copy as part of Globus toolkit, Freeware) is required.
For more information, please contact the Project & User Management, Accounting department.