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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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10.21.14 - NAS Hyperwall Visualization System Upgraded with Ivy Bridge Nodes
Systems and visualization engineers at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility have updated the hyperwall system with new Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge nodes in order to meet the agency's data analysis and visualization needs.
IRIS image of heated solar plasma
10.17.14 – NASA Supercomputers Support IRIS Discovery in the Sun's 'Region of Mystery'
Using observations from NASA's Interface Region Infrared Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite, and running high-resolution simulations on the agency's Pleiades supercomputer, scientists have confirmed the existence of magnetic loops in the Sun's mysterious transition region.
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10.03.14 – Research Opportunity Announced for Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) has announced a call for proposals to utilize the D-Wave Two quantum computer at NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, located at the NAS facility. The proposal deadline is October 31, 2014.
Visualization of hurricane tracks in Atlantic Ocean
9.19.14 - Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclones to Parameterized Convection in the GEOS-5 Model
A Global Modeling and Assimilation Office study demonstrates that realistic tropical cyclone activity can be simulated in general circulation models with a resolution of about 25 kilometers and that modifications to the convective parametrization can lead to further improvements in realism.
Visualization of phytoplankton primary production on a world map
09.11.14 - Interannual Variation in Phytoplankton Primary Production at a Global Scale
Running the NASA Ocean Biology Model at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office has computed the contributions of four phytoplankton groups to the total primary production—the global conversion of carbon dioxide into organic carbon.


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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