Faster Data Transfer Tool Available

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

In our continuing effort to improve services to our users, PO.DAAC now offers more rapid electronic transfer using a commercial product, Aspera, with a free web client. This tool provides reliable and faster data transfer; users havetypically found a 5x to 10x improvement over conventional FTP, although much greater improvement is possible. This tool overcomes the challenge of large data set transfers over any Internet Protocol (IP) network, regardless of network conditions and geographic distance.

The Aspera tool provides complete built-in security, precise transfer rate control for guaranteed data delivery times, end-to-end transfer progress reporting, and supports interoperable file and directory transfers.

For more information on how to download and use the free web client software with PO.DAAC data products, please go to: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/TOOLS/heft.html.

*The JPL PO.DAAC does not endorse Aspera. Aspera is an additional data transfer option made available to our users.*