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NCCS GPU Cluster Now Live for NASA-Funded Scientists!

08.10.2020
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) announces a new resource for NASA-funded scientists: a graphics processing unit (GPU) cluster running on the ADAPT Science Cloud and specifically built for accelerating artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) workloads using GPUs.

NCCS Spatial Analytics Platform Helps the GFED Project Speed Up Global and Local Fire Analysis

08.07.2020
NASA scientists are using the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Spatial Analytics Platform and its Esri ArcGIS Server resources to provide a new, publicly shared data visualization analysis resource, the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED).

NCCS Debuts Centralized Storage with Curated Earth Science Datasets

08.05.2020
Now available to all NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) computing platforms is a new resource hosting notable Earth science datasets—the Centralized Storage System.

Assimilating Satellite Data Yields a First Look at COVID-19’s Impact on Carbon Dioxide

07.21.2020
Combining NASA satellite data with a computer model yields a first look at changes in global carbon dioxide concentrations after Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions began during early 2020. The study ran on a custom configuration of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer.

NCCS Collaborates with the NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University – Part 2

06.30.2020
Among other collaborative machine learning projects, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and the National Science Foundation Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University are classifying clouds to more accurately model and forecast local precipitation.

Simulations Probe Sun’s Effects on Climate

06.16.2020
To investigate complex, remaining questions about how radiation from the Sun affects Earth’s climate, Duke University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientists ran century-long simulations under a variety of solar conditions at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

NCCS Collaborates with the NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University

05.29.2020
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center at George Mason University collaborate on many innovative machine learning research projects including the Climate Data Downscaling Project.

NCCS Upgrade Markedly Improves Skill of NASA Seasonal Prediction System

05.15.2020
NASA’s upgraded seasonal prediction system shows substantial improvement in performance, infrastructure, and forecast skill over its predecessor, per a broad set of experiments carried out at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

Discover CPUs and ADAPT GPUs Help Accelerate Findings in Astronomical Data

04.30.2020
Using NCCS high-performance computing systems, a data scientist extracted millions of light curves from observed astronomical objects, enabling scientists to identify new planet candidates and stars.

NCCS-Enabled Gravity Models Reveal Density of Moon’s Crust

04.17.2020
NASA Goddard and university scientists built high-resolution models of the Moon’s gravity field using NCCS supercomputers and data from GRAIL and LRO, revealing detailed structure of the lunar crust.
Paper by Goossens et al. (2020) in J. Geophys. Res.-Planets that presents these results.

New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’

04.06.2020
NASA’s newest podcast is taking listeners on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.

NASA Science Keeps the Lights On

04.02.2020
Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing. With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to COVID-19, the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.

NCCS-Hosted Models Probe Fires on Two Continents

03.20.2020
As fires wreaked havoc in the western U.S.and Australia, NASA Center for Climate Simulation-supported computer models combined with observations were probing the dynamics and effect of these fires.

Statement on NASA Goddard’s Coronavirus Prep Actions

03.13.2020
Goddard has canceled all non-mission-essential visits to its facilities. Goddard also is closing its Visitor Centers at Greenbelt and at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.

How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds

01.24.2020
Thousands of computers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate. Collectively known as NASA's Discover supercomputer, they’re now also sussing out whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system could support life.

NASA Highlights Solar Mission, Jupiter Cyclone at AGU Meeting

12.05.2019
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

NASA to Showcase Science and Engineering Achievements at Annual Supercomputing Conference

11.12.2019
From surveying life on Earth to exploring the far reaches of space, researchers from across NASA and university and industry partners will highlight their latest findings, made possible by the agency’s supercomputers, at SC19—the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 18 to 22 in Denver, CO.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Celebrates 60 Years

04.29.2019
On May 1, 1959, the Beltsville Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, was renamed NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in honor of Robert H. Goddard, widely considered the father of modern rocketry. Thus began a 60-year boom in science and technological innovation.

NASA Invites Media to 57th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

03.15.2019
Media are invited to the 57th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium on March 20-21.

NASA Brings its Science and Supercomputing Advances to SC18

11.05.2018
From designing rocket launch pad components and safer rotorcraft to improving flood and drought forecasts to modeling the formation of planetary disks, NASA will highlight supercomputing advances at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 12 to 15 in Dallas.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

07.26.2018
The Goddard Science Jamboree provides an opportunity for interns and senior scientists alike to learn more about the science happening in other disciplines in one room.

2020 Decadal Survey Missions: At a Glance

04.24.2018
Any telescope that reaches the launch pad in the 2030s likely will look much different than the concepts four teams are currently studying to inform the 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics, but the studies do offer a roadmap.

NASA Teams Study the Agency’s Future in Astrophysics; Tackle Formidable Technology Challenges

04.24.2018
As in past decades, the agency won’t make that decision in a vacuum or without understanding the technical obstacles, which are formidable.

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking U.S. Space Science

01.31.2018
Sixty years ago, the U.S. launched Explorer 1, rocketing into the Space Age.

Explorer 1: The Beginning of American Space Science

01.23.2018
Sixty years ago, the hopes of Cold War America soared into the night sky as a rocket lofted skyward above Cape Canaveral, a soon-to-be-famous barrier island off the Florida coast.
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