NASA’s Earth Science Supercomputer Balloons to 3.3 Petaflops

April 29, 2015

In what is being called an unprecedented upgrade, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is tripling the peak performance of its Discover supercomputer t Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Hurricane Force Supercomputing: Petascale Simulations of Sandy

November 14, 2013

The devastation incurred by the landfall of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast coast of the United States just over one year ago exemplifies the need for further advances in accuracy and reliability in numerical weather prediction. High resolution numerical weather simulations carried out on hundreds of thousands of processors on the largest supercomputers, Blue Waters in this case, are providing these very insights. Read more…

By Peter Johnsen, Mark Straka, Melvyn Shapiro, Alan Norton & Tom Galerneau

NASA Earth Science Data Now Available on AWS

November 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 co Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Swiss Supercomputer Solves Core Mystery

October 30, 2013

A team of scientists from ETH Zurich and the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about the nature of the Earth's rotation. Using the Cray XE6 Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NASA Builds Supercomputing Lab for Earth Scientists

July 25, 2012

<a href="http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-07-25/nasa_builds_supercomputing_lab_for_earth_scientists.html" target="_blank">This week, NASA announced it would soon be launching a new HPC and data facility that will give Earth scientists access to four decades of satellite imagery and other datasets. Known as the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), the facility is being promoted as a "virtual laboratory" for researchers interested in applying supercomputing resources to studying areas like climate change, soil and vegetation patterns, and other environmental topics. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Climate Modelers Have Insatiable Appetite for HPC

March 14, 2011

Since the dawn of high performance computing, climate modeling has been one of its most demanding domains. The hunger for computational capability is unending, as researchers work to incorporate more of nature's complexity into their models at higher resolutions. HPCwire talked with NOAA/GFDL Deputy Director Brian Gross and Venkatramani Balaji, head of the lab's Modeling Systems Group. Read more…

By Steve Conway

The Week in Review

April 22, 2010

Ohio Supercomputer Center resources used to increase understanding of plaque formation in Alzheimer's disease; and Cray XT6 system selected for climate research in Brazil. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NASA Launching Supercomputing Application

April 16, 2010

Even computer-unsavvy scientists will be able to use NASA Earth Exchange to collaborate on modeling and analysis of large data sets. Read more…

By J. Nicholas Hoover

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