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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).

08.31.16 - Time Requests Due Sep. 20 for All Mission Directorates and NESC
All NASA Mission Directorates and the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) will select from requests submitted to the eBooks online system by September 20 for 1-year allocation awards beginning November 1.


Image of Mount Rinjani eruption
08.23.16 - To Better Understand Mega-Eruptions, Just Add Water
Volcanic eruptions bring images of lava and ash, not water. A new study using the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) has shown that to correctly model the climate effects of an eruption scientists need to include the atmospheric effects of erupted water vapor.
Image from simulation of a flap system distributed along the full wingspan of a generic transport aircraft with a highly flexible wing
08.19.16 - Endeavour Simulations Help Reshape the Future of Aircraft Fuel Efficiency
Using Endeavour at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division, aerospace engineers are exploring the potential of using an innovative flap system to reshape wings during flight to increase performance — and save fuel.
Visualization of MERRA-2 total ozone averaged over the southern hemisphere
08.18.16 - Southern Polar Ozone in MERRA-2
MERRA-2, a multi-decade reanalysis run at the NCCS, provides a good representation of the year-to-year variations and the long-term changes in total ozone column over Antarctica for the entire data record, beginning in 1980.
Illustration of Venus with water oceans and storm clouds
08.11.16 - NASA Climate Modeling Suggests Venus May Have Been Habitable
Venus may have had a shallow liquid-water ocean and habitable surface temperatures for up to 2 billion years of its early history, per a study run at the NCCS.
Visualization of GEOS-5 model forecast of fire pollution plume evolution
08.10.16 - Forecasting the Ft. McMurray Fire in GEOS-5
Leveraging the NASA GEOS-5 model's unique capability to forecast aerosol and trace gas pollution along with weather in near real-time, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) scientists are predicting the evolution of fire pollution plumes.
Photo of forest fire in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
08.01.16 - Severe 2015 Indonesian Fire Season Linked to El Niño Drought
An especially dry period from July to October in Indonesia, a result of the 2015-16 El Niño, contributed to a severe fire season and significant carbon and pollution emissions.


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


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