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REQUESTING COMPUTING TIME AT NASA
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).
- 02.18.15 - HEOMD, NESC, SMD, and STMD Time Requests Due March 20
- The Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) will select from requests submitted to the eBooks online system by March 20 for 1-year allocation awards beginning May 1.
- 02.12.15 - NASA Study Finds Carbon Emissions Could Dramatically Increase Risk of U.S. Megadroughts
- Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the last half of this century could be drier and longer than drought conditions seen in those regions in the last 1,000 years, according to a new NASA study. Analyzed climate projections include those from a model run at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation.
- 01.29.15 - NASA Supercomputer Assists the Hunt for Exomoons
- A team of 21st-century explorers are searching for exomoons using data from NASA's Kepler mission and the Pleiades supercomputer.
- 01.26.15 - Applications due March 1 for 2015 University of Virginia-NASA Intensive Summer School in Computing for Environmental Sciences
- This Summer School is for graduate students and advanced undergraduates interested in working with computational applications for atmospheric, ocean, climate, and other environmental sciences. It will take place May 27–June 12 followed by internships at NASA centers June 15–August 7.
- 01.22.15 - Pleiades Supercomputer Performance Leaps to 5.35 Petaflops with Latest Expansion
- NASA's flagship supercomputer, Pleiades, was recently expanded with 1,008 new nodes utilizing Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 (Haswell) processors. The expansion brings the total number of Pleiades’ Haswell nodes to 2,088 and increases the system's theoretical peak performance to 5.35 petaflops.
- 01.07.15 – NASA Observatories Take an Unprecedented Look into Superstar Eta Carinae
- With the help of the Pleiades supercomputer, NASA scientists studying the binary star Eta Carinae have developed a 3D computer model using observational data collected by space telescopes over the last decade. The simulation revealed features of the star system never seen before, and helped researchers gain a better understanding of the complex interaction between the stellar winds surrounding the two stars.
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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