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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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10.23.20 - NASA and NOAA Scientists Develop Method to Create Continuous Ozone Climate Data Record
To help scientists monitor Earth's stratospheric ozone for years to come, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories researchers used the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer to create consistency between two satellite ozone datasets.
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10.20.20 - NASA, Department of Energy Expand on More Than 50 Years of Collaboration
NASA and the Department of Energy are expanding on more than 50 years of collaboration with a new memorandum of understanding announced Tuesday by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. Potential areas for collaboration include high-performance computing, modeling, and simulation.
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10.16.20 - NASA Supercomputing Study Breaks Ground for Tree Mapping, Carbon Research
Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land. The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) provided high-performance computing support for the study, published in the journal Nature.
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10.15.20 – Exploration and Scientific Discovery at NASA
William Thigpen, assistant division chief of high-performance computing (HPC) operations for NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division, discusses the role the facility plays in helping the organization to meet its goals.
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10.13.20 - Hackweek 2020 Teams Use Machine Learning and GPUs to Analyze Heliophysics Data
The virtual Heliophysics Hackweek 2020 took place August 20–28, 2020, hosted by the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and co-sponsored by NVIDIA, with strong support from the University of Washington eScience Institute. From across the U.S. five project teams collaborated on real-world, intensive artificial intelligence/machine learning projects using NVIDIA GPUs and NCCS resources such as containers and Jupyter Notebooks.
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10.05.20 - Interplanetary Storm Chasing
Using computing resources at Harvard University and NAS facility, Harvard scientists ran a new 3D simulation model of Saturn’s atmosphere to uncover the secrets of a massive hexagonal storm at the planet's north pole.


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