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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).

06.30.20 - ARMD, HEOMD, NESC, SMD and STMD Time Requests Due July 20
Computing time requests from the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), the Science Mission Directorate (SMD), the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) are due July 20 for allocations expiring on September 30.


Visualization of Saharan dust in the Gulf of Mexico
07.02.20 - Atmospheric Dust Rivers: Saharan Dust Makes the Journey to the Americas
During June 2020, dust from the Sahara Desert was forecast and observed to cross the Atlantic Ocean, impacting the Caribbean, the U.S. Gulf Coast states, and recirculated over parts of the mid-Atlantic region. GEOS aerosol assimilation products generated at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) show the progress of this event.
Section of cloud fraction map
06.30.20 - NCCS Collaborates with the NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University – Part 2
Among other collaborative machine learning projects, the NCCS and the National Science Foundation Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University are classifying clouds to more accurately model and forecast local precipitation
Solar Dynamics Observatory image of solar flare
06.16.20 - Simulations Probe Sun’s Effects on Climate
To investigate complex, remaining questions about how radiation from the Sun affects Earth’s climate, Duke University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientists ran century-long simulations under a variety of solar conditions at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
Visualization of cosmic evolution around the Milky Way's supermassive black hole called Sgr A
06.02.20 - A New Galactic Center Adventure in Virtual Reality
By combining data from telescopes with supercomputer simulations and virtual reality (VR), a new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The simulations were run on a NASA High-End Computing (HEC) supercomputer located at NASA's Ames Research Center.
Photo of Pleiades supercomputer
05.29.20 - NASA Supercomputers Power COVID-19 Research
NASA is flexing its supercomputing muscle to help crack some of the most pressing questions surrounding COVID-19, from basic science on how the virus interacts with cells in the human body to genetic risk factors to screening for potential therapeutic drugs.
Photo of Research Hall on the campus of George Mason University
05.29.20 - NCCS Collaborates with the NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University
The NCCS and NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University collaborate on many innovative machine learning research projects including the Climate Data Downscaling Project.


NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS)

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