The U.S. Department of Energy's Scientific Discovery through
Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program brings together the nation's
top researchers to tackle challenging scientific problems. The
Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research in DOE's Office
of Science supports multidisciplinary SciDAC projects aimed at
developing future energy sources, studying global climate
change, accelerating research in designing new
materials,improving environmental cleanup methods, and
understanding physics from the tiniest particles to massive
Earth System Grid - Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET)
The Earth System Grid (ESG) integrates supercomputers with large-scale data and analysis servers located at numerous national labs and research centers to create a powerful environment for next generation climate research. Access to ESG is provided through a system of federated Data Gateways, that collectively allow access to massive data and services for Climate Global and Regional Models, IPCC research, and analysis and visualization software. The Earth System Grid - Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the SciDAC (Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing) program.
At the heart of the Earth System Grid is the need for access and transport of various data products. These products are produced and consumed in many and varied parts of the ESG architecture, including on data nodes, gateway nodes, clients and federated sites. The RPI effort involves secure, high-performance access and transport of data within the ESG-CET framework.