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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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12.15.14 - Modeling in the Field for GPM
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) recently partnered with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center modelers to support ground- and aircraft-based campaigns for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission in two distinct regions of the United States.
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12.10.14 - Join NASA at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting
The NASA booth (#2335) at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 47th annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15–19, will feature representatives from several different programs and missions delivering dynamic hyperwall and in-booth presentations.
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11.20.14 - NASA Honored with Three HPCwire Awards at SC14
Advances in NASA supercomputing technologies were recognized with three HPCwire Awards at the SC14 conference this week in New Orleans. An Editors' Choice award and two Reader's Choice Awards were accepted by a team from the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility.
Airframe visualization
11.18.14 - NASA Researchers Receive HPC Innovation Excellence Awards
A team from the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project within NASA's Aeronautics Mission Research Directorate has received an award for their innovative modeling and simulation work. The team uses the Pleiades supercomputer to perform simulations of the complex fluid dynamics processes that generate airframe noise.
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11.17.14 - NASA’s Pleiades Supercomputer Ranks Among Top Ten US Supercomputers
NASA's flagship supercomputer, Pleiades, has moved up to seventh place in the United States on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and is now ranked 11th worldwide.
Cross-section from visualization of global carbon dioxide
11.17.14 – Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide
An ultra-high-resolution computer model gives scientists a stunning new look at how atmospheric carbon dioxide travels around the globe. The NCCS Discover supercomputer hosted the Nature Run simulation, which produced nearly four petabytes of data.


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