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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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05.21.15 - Influential NAS Parallel Benchmarks Paper Selected for SC15 Test of Time Award
The Supercomputing Conference (SC15) Test of Time Award Committee has recognized the 1991 paper "The NAS Parallel Benchmarks - Summary and Preliminary Results." The benchmarks were developed in response to NASA's increasing involvement with massively parallel architectures and quickly became an industry standard.
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05.06.15 - 3D Animations Provide New Insights into Thermal Protection Materials
For the first time, intricate structures in thermal protection materials are being revealed at the microscale—just one-tenth the thickness of a human hair.
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04.28.15 - NCCS Triples Supercomputer Performance for Earth Science Modeling
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is increasing the peak performance of its Discover supercomputer to more than 3.3 petaflops to meet the exploding demands of NASA's Earth science modeling efforts.
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04.24.15 - Chinese Supercomputer 'Too Slow' to Compete in Race for Hypersonic Weapons, Scientist Warns
A supercomputer used by China to develop a hypersonic space weapon was too slow, having a processing speed only a tenth of that of its American counterpart at NASA, according to a researcher involved in the highly sensitive project
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03.30.15 - Women's History Month: NCCS Women Reflect on Careers and Influences
Five current NCCS staff members tell what influenced their careers and offer their thoughts on women in the information technology (IT) sector.


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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