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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).

02.12.21 - Transition to RMS from eBooks for ARMD, HEOMD, STMD, NESC on February 26
On February 26, the following Mission Directorates will transition from the eBooks web-based management tool for requesting and managing access to HEC resources to a new tool called the Request Management System (RMS): Aeronautics Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC).


Section of snapshot showing the response of nitrogen dioxide to COVID-19 restrictions in Europe
01.19.21 - 2020 HEC Needs Assessment Report Now Available
The NASA High-End Comuting (HEC) Needs Assessment report documents the HEC users’ needs raised during a virtual workshop that took place June 1–19, 2020 in terms of computing capacity, technology, services, human resources, and programmatic. The HEC Program will use the information to develop future investment and program implementation strategies.


Visualization of two orbiting supermassive black holes
04.15.21 - New NASA Visualization Probes the Light-bending Dance of Binary Black Holes
A pair of orbiting black holes millions of times the Sun’s mass perform a hypnotic pas de deux in a new NASA visualization created at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
Nitrogen dioxide above the U.S. Mid-Atlantic states during March 2020
04.03.21 - COVID-19 Lockdown Effects on Climate Appear Limited and Short-Lived
Initial results from a climate model intercomparison project suggest that the economic and social changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic won't provide any real climate benefits. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) contributed results from their GISS ModelE, which runs at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).
Visualization of CFC-11 emissions from eastern China during 2014–2017
03.26.21 - NCCS Staff Spotlight: Mary Aronne
Honoring Women's History Month, this spotlight focuses on Mary Aronne’s journey from visiting NASA Goddard as a child to working there today as a support scientist at the NCCS.
Features contributing to Atmospheric River Dena
03.24.21 - GMAO Science Snapshots Focus on an Atmospheric River and Soil Moisture
With NCCS support, NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) studied 1. the role of a rare atmospheric river in record floods across the Middle East and 2. the contributions of different types of observations to soil moisture data products.
Flow visualization of NASA’s X‑59 supersonic, low-boom aircraft concept
03.16.21 - Using NAS-Developed Tools to Quiet the Boom of Supersonic Flight
Researchers at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility are using in-house-developed tools to help NASA develop its innovative low-boom supersonic X-plane.


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