This document provides information about the the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. "The mission of the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) is to provide the worldwide climate-research community with access to the data, information, model codes, analysis tools, and intercomparison capabilities required to make sense of enormous climate data sets. Its specific goals are to (1) provide an easy-to-use and secure web-based data access environment for data sets; (2) add value to individual data sets by presenting them in the context of other data sets and tools for comparative analysis; (3) address the specific requirements of participating organizations with respect to bandwidth, access restrictions, and replication; (4) ensure that the data are readily accessible through the analysis and visualization tools used by the climate research community; and (5) transfer infrastructure advances to other domain areas."
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLNL-TR-501976
United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information: http://www.osti.gov/