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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).

07.03.18 - ARMD, HEOMD, NESC, SMD, and STMD Time Requests Due Jul. 20
The Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) will select from requests submitted to the eBooks online system by July 20 for 1-year allocation awards beginning October 1.
07.03.18 - Webinar on Access to NASA HEC Resources
This webinar is intended for current and potential Science SMD-funded users to inform the community of programmatic changes affecting the HEC resource request process.


Section of graph showing the impact of assimilating GRACE and SMOS data on the skill of a hydrological model
07.13.18 - Joint Assimilation of SMOS brightness Temperature and GRACE Terrestrial Water Storage Observations
Using the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), Global Modeling and Assimilation Office researchers assimilated multi-resolution, multi-sensor satellite observations with the aim of improving model estimates of the vertical soil moisture profile.
Image from simulation of an airburst generated by a meteoroid
06.29.18 - Scientists Use Supercomputers to Predict Asteroid Damage on Earth
Simulations of hypothetical impact scenarios run on the Pleiades supercomputer help calculate risks and assess possible damage that might occur when asteroids enter Earth's atmosphere.
Animation of disk simulation
06.28.18 – No Planets Needed: NCCS-Hosted Simulations Show Disk Patterns Can Self-Generate
Astrophysicists used the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer to simulate gas-dust interactions in disks (debris and transitional) around young stars.
Artist’s impression of protoplanets forming around a young star
06.13.18 – New and Improved Way to Find Baby Planets
New work from an international team of astronomers used archival radio telescope data to develop a new method for finding very young extrasolar planets. The research leveraged computing resources at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division.
Visualization of proton energy flux to the surface of the Moon
06.11.18 - NCCS Case Study: Accelerated Data Processing Saves Time, Allows for More Thorough Research
How co-located data projected onto multiple Virtual Machines on ADAPT radically saved time, effort, and resources for ABoVE's study on the impact of climate change on our continent's water supply.
Photo fo CALET on board the International Space Station
06.11.18 - NCCS Case Study: Customizable Virtual Operating Environments Enable CALET Science Advances
How the speed of data processing and freedom for environment customization on ADAPT’s virtual machines allowed for more precise measurement of cosmic-ray fluxes with the CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) onboard the International Space Station.


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NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD


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