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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).


Earth map visualizating NASA satellite vegetation data
07.08.14 - Astronomers Craft 3-D Model of Doomed Star's Outburst
Eta Carinae erupted in the 1800s, briefly becoming the night sky's second-brightest star. Now scientists have modeled the outburst's expanding cloud.
Earth map visualizating NASA satellite vegetation data
06.24.14 - NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data
NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency’s Earth science satellites. The challenges will use the Open NASA Earth Exchange (OpenNEX), a data, supercomputing, and knowledge platform.
Computer graphic of a future vehicle showing the pressure coefficient levels
06.13.14 - Seeking Reality in the Future of Aeronautical Simulation
Will aircraft designers have the tools they need to design a future for aviation that is far different from today? This question is the subject of a report recently released by NASA called "CFD Vision 2030 Study: A Path to Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences."
Photo of SpectraLogic mass storage system
06.02.14 – Case Study: NAS Tape-Based Solution To Manage and Store High-Volume Data
This study on the mass storage and archiving systems at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility looks specifically at NAS’s automated method of archiving data from disk to tape, which saves energy and space while still making data easily accessible to users. The Active Archive Alliance is a collaborative industry organization that explores new technologies for enabling reliable, online, and efficient access to archived data.
Image of coronal mass ejection observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
05.21.14 – Supercomputers Help Reveal the Sun's Hidden Mysteries
Stunning new data from space-based observatories, combined with rapid advances in computing, are inspiring breakthroughs in space weather research.


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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