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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).

10.01.18 – New SBU Takes Effect October 1
Starting October 1, 2018, a new common Standard Billing Unit (SBU) will be used for allocating and tracking computing time usage at both the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

LATEST NEWS

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11.13.18 - NASA Missions to Benefit from New Cloud Computing Services
NASA-funded scientific and engineering projects will get a boost from a new cloud computing service that expands the agency’s range of high-performance computing service offerings. Through a secure, managed cloud environment approach, the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) will provide supported access to resources at commercial cloud providers.
Cross-section of interactive map of U.S. Midwestern floods
11.06.18 - NCCS GIS Capabilities Support NASA Disaster Mapping and Citizen Science
The NCCS Spatial Analytics Platform and related Geographic Information System (GIS) capabilities are supporting NASA disaster mapping and a new landslide citizen science activity.
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11.05.18 - NASA@SC18
NASA researchers and scientists will be presenting their work on agency supercomputers at the 2018 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC18) in Dallas, TX, November 12–16, 2018.
Photo of deployed parachute during ASPIRE SR02 mission
10.30.18 - Weather Forecasts Support Rocket Launches Testing Parachutes for Mars Missions
Instrumental to planning all three test flights were Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) weather forecasts run at the NCCS.
Visuallzation of total precipitable water vapor from MERRA-2
10.29.18 - July 2018 Mid-Atlantic Atmospheric River and Extreme Precipitation Event Captured by MERRA-2
The Modern Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2), which runs at the NCCS, clearly captured this event in which an entire months’ worth of precipitation fell in a matter of days.
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10.21.18 – Supercomputing the Secrets of Giant Stars
In this video, supercomputing power and algorithms help astrophysicists untangle giant stars’ brightness, temperature, and chemical variations. Researchers used NASA's Pleiades supercomputer to perform some of their simulations.
Visualization of 'pulsar in a box' computer simulation
10.10.18 - ‘Pulsar in a Box’ Reveals Surprising Picture of a Neutron Star’s Surroundings
A simulation run on NASA's Discover and Pleiades supercomputers yields a more detailed understanding of the complex, high-energy environment around spinning neutron stars called pulsars.

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