Groundbreaking supercomputer simulations reveal how internal magnetic forces can influence the behavior of exoplanets and stars.
For the first time, intricate structures in thermal protection materials are being revealed at the microscale—just one-tenth the thickness of a human hair.
High-fidelity rotorcraft simulations run on Pleiades are playing a new role in wind tunnel experiments.
A team of 21st-century explorers are searching for exomoons using data from NASA's Kepler mission and the Pleiades supercomputer.
06.09.15 – A new dataset from the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) research platform shows several predictions of global climate change under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. The dataset combines historical measurements with data from climate simulations using the best available computer models to provide forecasts of how the temperature and precipitation on Earth might change through the year 2100. Read More
06.05.15 – NAS Division scientist Eleanor Rieffel joined other top quantum experts at the 2015 World Science Festival to help mere mortals understand the "weird world of quantum physics." Watch Webcast
05.21.15 – The Supercomputing Conference (SC15) Test of Time Award Committee has recognized the 1991 paper "The NAS Parallel Benchmarks - Summary and Preliminary Results" with the SC15 Test of Time Award for this year. The NAS Parallel Benchmarks (NPB) were developed in response to NASA's increasing involvement with massively parallel architectures and the need for a more rational procedure to select supercomputers to support agency missions. The NPBs quickly became an industry standard and have since been implemented in many modern programming paradigms. Read More
04.24.15 – A supercomputer used by China to develop a hypersonic space weapon was too slow, having a processing speed only a tenth of that of its American counterpart, according to a researcher involved in the highly sensitive project. Read More
NASA quantum computing experts will present at the Fourth Workshop in Adiabatic Quantum Computing. The conference addresses the implementation challenges that must be overcome to realize useful adiabatic quantum computations in existing or near-term hardware.