Glimpses of Today’s Total Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Here are a few arresting images posted by NASA of today’s total solar eclipse. Such astronomical events have always captured our imagination and it’s not ha Read more…

By John Russell

HPE Ships Supercomputer to Space Station, Final Destination Mars

August 14, 2017

With a manned mission to Mars on the horizon, the demand for space-based supercomputing is at hand. Today HPE and NASA sent the first off-the-shelf HPC system i Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Sub-Sahara Tree Survey Finds Success with AWS, Hybrid Cloud

August 4, 2016

Vegetation is such an important part of climate health that scientists are working to perfect biomass measurement techniques. A region of particular interest is a coast-to-coast band of sub-Sahara Africa that is home to an estimated one billion trees and shrubs. Scientists from the University of Minnesota and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) were able to arrive at this figure using a combination of NASA resources and commercial cloud technologies to process satellite image data. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPC User Forum Presses NSCI Panelists on Plans

September 17, 2015

In less than two months, the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) Executive Council must present its implementation plan. Just what that will look lik Read more…

By John Russell

Unlocking the Mysteries of Space

June 16, 2015

Some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world are helping NASA scientists reveal the mysteries of the universe. The intensive discovery process would n Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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

NASA Supercomputer Intensifies Exomoon Search

February 11, 2015

Aliens – they aren’t just the cornerstone of science fiction; they’re at the center of a key question for astronomers and philosophers alike: “Are we al Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

NASA Discovers Eight New Planets in ‘Goldilocks’ Zone

January 8, 2015

This week, astronomers announced they’ve found eight new planets that could be “just right” for supporting human life. These planets, found in the “Gold Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

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