Many scientific domains, such as climate science and High Energy Physics (HEP), have data management requirements that are not well supported by the IP network architecture. Named Data Networking (NDN) is a new network architecture whose service model is better aligned with the needs of data-oriented applications.

NDN-SCI is the first scientific data management application designed and implemented on top of NDN. We use this application to manage climate and HEP data over a dedicated, high-performance testbed. NDN-SCI utilizes NDN primitives to implement common data management operations such as publishing, search, efficient retrieval, and publication access control.