- Data networking tools refer to tools and services that facilitate the ability
of two or more computers to communicate together and to share data with each
Data transfer tools refer to tools and services that manage or facilitate the
transmission of data from one computer or device to another. For example, grid
computing is a form of networking that harnesses the processing cycles of all
computers connected in a network to solve problems that are too large for any
one computer. In the Earth sciences, these tools facilitate the networking of
large volumes of satellite data or climate model output data.