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Drach, R. ; Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab., CA, USA

Researchers at the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison has built a prototype data server and catalog system for accessing data sets generated by climate models. The output of a single climate model run might be large, on the order of hundreds of gigabytes stored in thousands of physical files. A number of modeling groups around the world produce and manage such data sets. Organizing, managing, and providing distributed access to this data is a significant challenge. Our prototype addresses this challenge using a variety of open-source software components and languages, including the Python language, the Medusa server, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directories

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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 6 )