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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).


Visualization of flight tracks over the United States
07.28.15 - New Animation Shows Millions of Earth Observations for Forecasting
More than 5 million observations accumulate every 6 hours to drive weather forecasts run by NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
Photograph of the extreme dust deposition from the deserts of the Colorado Plateau onto the Colorado Rockies snowpack
07.21.15 - Scientists Link Earlier Melting of Snow to Dark Aerosols
NASA researchers ran a climate model at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) to examine how light-absorbing aerosols can darken snow and accelerate melting.
Photo of Pleiades supercomputer
07.17.15 - Pleiades is Now 6th Most Powerful Supercomputer in the U.S.
The computing power of Pleiades, NASA's foremost supercomputer, jumped nearly 21 percent after a series of upgrades.
Solar Superstorms title over image of Sun
06.29.15 - Computational Science and Data Visualization Take the Spotlight in New Solar Superstorms Documentary
A 24-minute, high-resolution science documentary about the dynamics of the Sun features data-driven visualizations from science work done on NASA’s Pleiades and NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputers.
Visualization of simulated Beta Pictoris disk
06.25.15 - New NASA Supercomputer Model Shows Planet Making Waves in Nearby Debris Disk
The NCCS supercomputer hosted a simulation of the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta Pictoris revealing that the planet's motion drives spiral waves throughout the disk, a phenomenon that causes collisions among the orbiting debris.


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


NCCS Portals
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