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606.1 -The Networks and Information Technology (IT) Security Group provides strategic network planning, services, and capabilities to meet the research and mission requirements of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate (SED) now and in the future.
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606.2 -The High-Performance Computing Group manages and operates the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), one of the world's most powerful supercomputer and data storage centers.
606.3 -The Information Science and Technology Research Group performs strategic planning to prioritize information technology advances needed to enable science investigations and missions.
606.4 - The Scientific Visualization Studio facilitates scientific inquiry and outreach within NASA programs through visualization, such as videos and animation. The SVS collaborates with scientists to create visualization products, systems, and processes to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at Goddard.

Office News

Mark Carroll presents at Supercomputing 2019

11.21.2019
Mark Carroll from NASA Goddard presented some exciting examples of "Accelerating Science with AI and Machine Learning"—using AI and machine learning combined with HPC resources at NCCS to study large datasets and develop a unified approach to data science. Using these tools, scientists derive products and inferences from satellite imagery, model outputs, and other image products.
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Bill Putman presents at Supercomputing 2019

11.20.2019
NASA Goddard meteorologist Bill Putman previewed The Future of Global Numerical Weather Prediction with GEOS, filling the hyperwall with 6-kilometer GEOS global model predictions of this year's extreme U.S. tornado season and Category 5 Hurricane Dorian. For his high-resolution forecasts, Putman uses up to 80,000 Intel Skylake cores on the NCCS Discover supercomputer.
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Bruce Pfaff presents at Supercomputing 2019

11.19.2019
In his entertaining presentation "What Could Possibly Go Wrong? — The Myth of the Smooth Install", NCCS HPC Systems Engineer Bruce Pfaff drew a big crowd, using both humor and pathos to describe how the NCCS build team cleverly—and sometimes painfully—overcame both expected and unexpected obstacles while upgrading the Discover supercomputer over the years.
Bruce talks to a crowd at SC19
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Overview

The Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO) provides Information Technology (IT) and computational services, as well as applied information system research and services, to support the research programs of the Science and Exploration Directorate (SED). The office provides high performance computing and networking, mass storage and information systems technologies, computational science expertise, software engineering and performance optimization services, information technology (IT) security services, scientific visualization services, research in information science and technology, and educational and outreach programs. CISTO is SED's interface with Goddard's Chief Information Officer and IT organizations in Code 700 regarding IT security policy, implementation, and services, Enterprise Architecture development and compliance, strategic IT investment planning and management, and implementing NASA and Goddard IT policies and initiatives to ensure compliance. CISTO also develops strategies to optimize cost-effective use of information technologies in support of the Directorate's mission.

Contact Us

Faauliuli A Laulu
301.286.9426
Project Support Specialist [606]
Daniel Q Duffy
301.286.8830
Chief [606]
Lead [606.2]
Dr. Horace G Mitchell
301.286.4030
Lead [606.4]

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Public Affairs office at 1.301.286.8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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