The High End Computer Network (HECN) Team supplies and maintains high performance networks for GSFC users that require advanced network capabilities, along with conducting advanced network technology research and development.
The Invasive Species Forecasting System, a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, is a tool for detecting and responding to invasive species on Department of Interior and adjacent lands.
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) offers an integrated set of supercomputing, visualization, and data interaction technologies to enhance NASA capabilities in weather and climate prediction. It serves hundreds of users at Goddard, including the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, other NASA centers, laboratories, and universities across the U.S. The NCCS centerpiece is the “Discover” supercomputer, which hosts simulations spanning time scales from days (weather prediction) to seasons and years (short-term climate prediction) to decades and centuries (climate change projection).
This mesmerizing visualization system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses computers and video projectors to display animated data on the outside of a suspended, 6-foot diameter, white sphere. Four strategically placed projectors work in unison to coat the sphere with data such as '3-D surface of the earth and Nighttime Lights,' 'moon and Mars' and 'X-Ray Sun.' Maurice Henderson and system administrators, Pankaj Jaiswal and Kevin Miller, have contributed their time and expertise to the deployment of Science on a Sphere at Goddard's Visitor Center.