Possibly of interest:
We have just posted a short study investigating parallel netCDF.
Muqun Yang, Mike Folk, Robert E. McGrath, "Investigation of Parallel
This work was done as part of the NSF-funded MEAD project:
Robert E. McGrath (HDF Java Team Leader)
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois 61820