The NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division is enabling advances in high-end computing technologies and in modeling and simulations methods to tackle some of the toughest science and engineering challenges facing NASA today.
The name "NAS" has long been associated with leadership and innovation throughout the high-end computing (HEC) community. We play a significant role in shaping HEC standards and paradigms, and provide leadership in the areas of large-scale InfiniBand fabrics, Lustre open-source filesystems, and hyperwall technologies.
We provide an integrated high-end computing environment to accelerate NASA missions and make revolutionary advances in science. Pleiades, a petaflop-scale supercomputer, is used by scientists throughout the U.S. to support NASA missions, and is ranked among the most powerful systems in the world.
One of our key focus areas is in modeling and simulation to support NASA's real-world engineering applications and make fundamental advances in modeling and simulations methods.
The division's high-level goals are:
The NAS Division is part of the Exploration Technology Directorate at Ames Research Center. The Directorate's mission is to create innovative and reliable technologies for NASA missions.
To deliver a world-class, high-end computing environment and modeling and simulation capabilities that enable NASA to improve aerospace technology, safely conduct human and robotic space exploration, and advance our knowledge of Earth and the universe beyond.