A NASA computer animation that shows how the sun's heat drives the Earth's swirling winds and ocean currents and a series that tours the lunar surface and the evolution of the moon have been selected by the annual SIGGRAPH conference.
NASA's data contributions to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5), as well as reanalysis and observational data, are now available on the NCCS Earth System Grid Federation Gateway.
NASA and a team of federal, university and vendor partners will be demonstrating significant local- and wide-area file transfers using 40- and 100-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network technologies at SC11, the international conference on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, November 14-17, 2011.
Computer networking expert and 43-year Goddard veteran Pat Gary passed away Sept. 15. Colleagues gathered Sept. 30 to celebrate his distinguished career, his many contributions to high-performance computer networking, and the many ways he touched the people who knew him.
NASA Earth and space simulations are getting a boost from graphics processing units (GPUs), with early results on laboratory and NASA Center for Climate Simulation GPU systems demonstrating potential for significant speedups.
This month, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) made available to users the newest unit of its "Discover" supercomputer. The 14,400-processor Dell PowerEdge C6100 server doubles Discover's computational power.
On October 9, LCROSS, a two-ton rocket body, will slam into a crater near the moon's south pole. A scientific visualization team at Goddard helped determine how the resulting debris plume will look from Earth.