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How NASA Is Meeting the Big Data Challenge

Apr 7, 2014 |

As the scientific community pushes past petaflop into exascale territory, it is imperative that the tools to support ever-more data-intensive workloads keep pace. No where is this more true than at the storied NASA research complex. With 100 active missions supporting cutting-edge science, NASA knows more than most about compute- and data-driven challenges. A recent paper Read more…

Everything You Always Wanted to Ask D-Wave

Jan 13, 2014 |

Whether or not the D-Wave quantum computer is in actuality a quantum computer is a debate that HPCwire has been following since the project hatched in 2007. Early critics of the system claimed that it wasn’t a “real” quantum computer. Since that time, D-Wave has been winning over supporters, including Google, NASA and Lockheed Martin. Read more…

NASA Earth Science Data Now Available on AWS

Nov 12, 2013 |

NASA and Amazon Web Services have joined forces to provide an easier and more efficient way for researchers to access and process earth science data. A large collection of climate and earth science satellite data produced by the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) will now be freely available to research and educational users as well as citizen Read more…

NASA Visualizations Hit the Hyperwall

Aug 26, 2013 |

Researchers at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division have a lot of processing power at their disposal, particularly with Pleiades, the 9th fastest supercomputer in the United States and 19th in the world. But when they need to explore data in different ways, they turn to hyperwall-2, a powerful collection of 128 LCD monitors that can show complex physical events in very high resolution.

NASA Builds ‘Climate in a Box’

May 23, 2013 |

The study of climate change is one of those scientific problems where it is almost essential to model the entire Earth to attain accurate results and make worthwhile predictions. In an attempt to make climate science more accessible to smaller research facilities, NASA introduced what they call ‘Climate in a Box,’ a system they note acts as a desktop supercomputer.

NASA Builds ‘Climate in a Box’

May 23, 2013 |

The study of climate change is one of those scientific problems where it is almost essential to model the entire Earth to attain accurate results and make worthwhile predictions. In an attempt to make climate science more accessible to smaller research facilities, NASA introduced what they call ‘Climate in a Box,’ a system they note acts as a desktop supercomputer.

Cloud Lends Power to Next Generation Martian Missions

Oct 29, 2012 |

Martian rover Curiosity successfully performed an on-site validation of an application essential to the next generation of Martian missions. Cloud computing, specifically Amazon Web Services, played an important role.

US Government Starts Bailing on SC12

Aug 30, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/SC12_logo_small.jpg” alt=”" width=”137″ height=”74″ />The upcoming Super-computing Conference (SC12) may not turn out to be the blow-out high performance computing hullabaloo it normally is. The recent GSA scandal involving overzealous spending at one of their conferences a couple of years ago has precipitated new federal policy that is forcing government labs to abandon their exhibits and cutback attendance at the world’s largest supercomputing event.

Amazon Enables Earthlings to View Martian Photos

Aug 14, 2012 |

Now that Curiosity is on the red planet, Amazon Web Services will process pictures taken by the new inhabitant, making them available to NASA researchers and the public.

Dell Clusters Help NASA Stick Landing of Mars Rover

Aug 7, 2012 |

HPC used to prepare landing sequence for historic mission.