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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.

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).

10.01.19 - SMD Using New Request Management System Starting Oct. 1
As of October 1, 2019, the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is using the new HEC Request Management System (RMS) for requesting and managing allocations on NAS and NCCS computing resources.

LATEST NEWS

Visualization of Pad Abort 1 flight test of Orion's Launch Abort System
11.22.19 – Predicting Extreme Acoustic Vibrations to Keep Astronauts Safe During Launch
The Orion spacecraft will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024 and return them safely back to Earth. Researchers in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division ran first-of-a-kind simulations on Orion’s launch abort system (LAS) on the Electra supercomputer to help reduce risk and ensure the safety of astronauts if a life-threatening event arises during launch..
Graph of unbalanced systems
11.20.19 – At SC19: Bespoke Supercomputing for Climate and Weather
NASA approached Hyperion Research to explore options for bespoke high-performance computing (HPC) solutions targeted at weather and climate research. At SC19, Hyperion’s Bob Sorenson explained the study surveying 15 weather and climate organizations in the U.S. and Europe and major HPC suppliers.
Visualization of gas in and around an evolving galaxy
11.20.19 – Illuminating the Gas Between Galaxies with Supercomputing
Galaxies contain millions of stars, and they grow by pulling in gas to make even more. How gases ebb and flow between galaxies and their surroundings is an essential question that NASA’s Pleiades supercomputer is helping to answer for researchers at the Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University.
Visualization of X-57 “Maxwell” electric experimental aircraf
11.19.19 – NASA’s All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly
As NASA’s Curiosity rover makes its way over the surface of Mars, it’s sometimes accompanied by clouds drifting by in the sky above. The NAS facility at Ames Research Center provides Mars researchers with the necessary computing power to produce high-resolution data visualizations to study how the planet’s atmosphere works, in fine detail.
Visualization of clouds over Mars
11.18.19 – A Cloudy Martian Night, Through the Eyes of a Supercomputer
As NASA’s Curiosity rover makes its way over the surface of Mars, it’s sometimes accompanied by clouds drifting by in the sky above. The NAS facility at Ames Research Center provides Mars researchers with the necessary computing power to produce high-resolution data visualizations to study how the planet’s atmosphere works, in fine detail.
Photo of new Discover supercomputer compute unit
11.18.19 - Aspen Systems to Boost Performance of NASA NCCS Discover Supercomputer
Today Aspen Systems announced that the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight has increased the computational power to their primary computing platform—the Discover supercomputer—by over an incredible 30%.

HEC FACILITIES

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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