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High-End Computing Program

Delivering high-end computing systems and services to NASA's aeronautics, exploration, science, and space technology missions.


If you are a NASA-sponsored scientist or engineer, computing time is available to you at the High-End Computing (HEC) Program's NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility and NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

08.28.14 - ARMD and SMD Time Requests Due September 20
The Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) and Science Mission Directorate (SMD) will select from requests submitted to the eBooks online system by September 20 for 1-year allocation awards beginning November 1.


Visualization of phytoplankton primary production on a world map
09.11.14 - Interannual Variation in Phytoplankton Primary Production at a Global Scale
Running the NASA Ocean Biology Model at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office has computed the contributions of four phytoplankton groups to the total primary production—the global conversion of carbon dioxide into organic carbon.
Visualization of typhoon in Pacific Ocean
09.04.14 - Visualizing Big Data
Clouds bend and swirl into a massive Category 4 typhoon that spins toward China. Luckily the storm only exists inside the mind of a supercomputer at the NCCS.
Gravity map of the Moon’s south pole
08.26.14 – Mapping the Moon with GRAIL
Data from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) satellites is revealing lunar secrets through gravity maps created using NCCS resources.
OpenNEX Challenge Phase II
08.22.14 – NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps
NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data and also has announced a follow-on challenge to build climate applications.
Visualization of ozone hole over Antarctica
08.20.14 – Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows
NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. The study included results from the GEOS Chemistry Climate Model run at NCCS.


NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD


NCCS Portals
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