The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
A perhaps underappreciated aspect of this award is that (as I have noted previously) the climate model simulation data that underpinned the IPCC analysis was made available to the international community via the Earth System Grid, which itself uses (among other things) Globus software. Thus the Grid and Globus communities could (if they were less modest) claim a tiny little bit of credit for that prize.
The next phase of IPCC will require the analysis of far more data than in the current round, as models become yet more sophisticated and more scenarios are run. The next phase of Earth System Grid will feature a more decentralized, federated structure to enable this analysis.