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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).


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10.02.15 - How Does Big Data Help Us Understand Climate Change?
Climate change is a real threat to our planet, with destructive consequences already being felt across the globe. Dr. Daniel Duffy, High-Performance Computing Lead at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), explains how big data is essential to the task of studying climate change.
Graph showing growth in assimilated observations
09.29.15 - MERRA-2 Science Snapshots
MERRA-2, now running at the NCCS, expands on the Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) by including observations from many new data sources. The total number of assimilated observations now approaches five million per 6-hour assimilation cycle.
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09.28.15 - New D-Wave 2X System with 1000+ Qubit Processor Installed at NASA's Ames Research Center
D-Wave Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Google and USRA for the installation of a succession of quantum systems. A new D-Wave 2X™ system is now operational at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility to support NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) project.
Surface density projection map of the 250 kiloparsec region around the central submillimetre galaxy
09.24.15 - New Galaxy Simulation Study Reported in Nature
An international team of scientists has run billion-year galaxy formation simulations on NASA's Pleiades supercomputer. Their methods and findings were published today in a Nature Letter.
6.25-km simulation of Hurricane Katrina
08.21.15 - Since Katrina: NASA Advances Storm Models, Science
NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office scientists are simulating hurricanes and improving our understanding of hurricane behavior using computer models run at the 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


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