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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).


OpenNEX Challenge Phase II
08.22.14 – NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps
NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data and also has announced a follow-on challenge to build climate applications.
Visualization of ozone hole over Antarctica
08.20.14 – Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows
NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. The study included results from the GEOS Chemistry Climate Model run at the 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."


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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