Scientists are using NASA supercomputers to produce state-of-the-art 3D simulations that can follow the formation and evolution of thousands of galaxies simultaneously, to gain deeper insight into the mechanisms of galaxy formation.
The NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) is a unique collaborative workspace where Earth scientists can join forces, make new discoveries, and share knowledge to gain a better understanding of our planet.
Before NASA's Curiosity rover could begin its scientific mission on Mars, it first had to get there— with a little help from the agency's supercomputers.
Using complex computer models and the Pleiades supercomputer, scientists are taking a closer look at Earth's oceans and sea-ice to understand more about how they work and why they are changing.
02.21.14 – NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission, which utilizes the Pleiades supercomputer to carry out numerical simulations, witnessed an M–class solar flare in late January, the largest flare the spacecraft viewed since its launch June 2013. Read More
01.30.14 – In the quest for "the holy grail of aircraft noise reduction," NASA's Mehdi Khorrami uses the Pleiades supercomputer to perform simulations of the complex interactions between airflow and airframe components that generate noise on commercial aircraft. Read More
12.10.13 – The NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) website has a new look-and-feel that makes it easier for the Earth science community to explore NEX resources, form collaborations, and share information. Learn about the three NEX user tiers, which provide access to collaboration tools and utilities, datasets and a prototyping sandbox, and supercomputing resources operated by the NAS Division. Visit the NEX website
11.13.13 – Some of NASA's best and brightest will showcase more than 30 of the agency's exciting computational achievements at the Supercomputer Conference 2013 (SC13), Nov. 17-22, 2013, in Denver. Highlighted accomplishments include science revelations made during the Mars rover Curiosity's first year on the Red Planet, the Kepler mission's new data-centric strategy for finding new planets, unique insights into the physical mechanisms of galaxy formation, and methods to improve the design of the Space Launch System and next-generation launch pad. Visit the NASA SC13 Website Press Release