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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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01.19.21 - 2020 HEC Needs Assessment Workshop Report Now Available
From June 1–19, 2020, the HEC Program asked scientists, engineers, and researchers to discuss how they use NASA’s HEC resources or how they expect to use them in the future. Over 250 researcher- and program-contributed use cases serve as the foundation for this report, which also provides an overall analysis of the major uses of the HEC Program and potential areas for growth.
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01.14.21 - Heliophysics Hackweek 2020 Coronal Holes Team Publishes Results at NeurIPS 2020
Helio Hackweek 2020 “Coronal Holes” team members and other hackweek participants continued their collaboration and published a paper and poster of their results at the 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. “SEARCH: SEgmentation of polAR Coronal Holes,” was published at the Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences Workshop.
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01.06.21 - NCCS-Enabled Science Advances Being Presented at Online AMS Annual Meeting
From more accurate hydrology forecasts to improved understanding of cyclone dynamics, science advances enabled by NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources are the subject of posters and virtual presentations at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS 101), being held online January 10–15, 2021.
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12.18.20 - NASA Goddard’s AI Center of Excellence Connects Scientists and Engineers to the Latest Advances in Artificial Intelligence
The mission of the AI Center of Excellence is to enable new AI techniques for scientific discovery, providing scientists within NASA Goddard and their partners beyond NASA with resources for increased collaboration, innovation, and co-learning.
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12.16.20 - Scientists Use NASA Data to Predict Appearance of Dec. 14 Eclipse
Predictive Science Inc. used data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) to develop a prediction of the total solar eclipse, which was visible in Chile and Argentina. The NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division at the agency’s Ames Research Center supported the computations.
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12.10.20 - Visualizing the Future of Advanced Air Mobility
The Pleiades and Electra supercomputers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California processed hundreds of millions of data points in a simulation of the airflow among four rotors in a concept for a six-passenger quadcopter..


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