Data Transfer

Data transfer off-site can be done from one of the login nodes (10GBit/s connectivity or from (20GBit/s bonded). Alternatively, a GLOBUS ONLINE account can be used (which is associated with dataweb). Various other fast copy tools are available, such as bbcp (module load bbcp).


To use GLOBUS, you first need to visit and sign in. Here, don’t select the organisation, but use a Globus ID. If you don’t have an account, create one. Then, select cosma#dataweb as an end point. From there, you will be able to transfer your files. If you do not know your COSMA password, please email cosma-support@durham,, to have it reset.

To transfer files, it is necessary to explicitly allow access to your directory of interest. Please contact to allow this.