// Cyberinfrastructure Partnerships
From participating in an international data sharing network to providing expertise and operations for new NASA cloud computing platforms, NCCS partnerships are creating innovative and cost-effective cyberinfrastructure for science and outreach applications.
Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF)
Partnership: The NCCS is integral to this global system of federated data centers giving scientists and others access to the largest archive of climate model data worldwide in a standardized format. The NCCS ESGF Node focuses on supporting NASA climate model, observational, reanalysis, and downscaled datasets and provides these datasets for easy comparison with Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) model output or for reanalysis intercomparison.
Goddard Private Cloud (GPC)
Partnership: Drawing on its experience with the Advanced Data Analytics Platform (ADAPT), the NCCS is partnering with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Sciences and Exploration Directorate (Code 600) and Information Technology and Communications Directorate (Code 700) on building and operating the GPC—a prototype private cloud environment for running modeling and data analysis applications and hosting online services.
Science Managed Cloud Environment (SMCE)
Partnership: The Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO), Advanced Information Systems Technology Program (AIST), and the NCCS are jointly operating the SMCE, which provides secure access to the Amazon Web Services infrastructure for NASA and non-NASA partners to carry out science and technology development research, analyze and share data, and develop and share documents.