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NASA Center for Climate Simulation

The NCCS provides high performance computing for NASA-sponsored scientists and engineers. Our integrated set of computational capabilities includes High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Analytics, Data Sharing and Tools, Visualization, and Climate Data Services. The purpose of the NCCS is to enhance NASA capabilities in Earth science, with an emphasis on weather and climate prediction, and to enable future scientific discoveries that will benefit humankind.

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Mission Statement

The NCCS expands scientific and engineering frontiers by providing advanced, useable, agile, and efficient high performance computing services.

The NCCS meets its mission by:

  • Maintaining and operating the NCCS facility at NASA Goddard, which includes large production supercomputing and cloud services, data storage, local and wide area networking, and user services designed to push the envelope of state-of-the-art global climate simulations and related applications.
  • Developing and applying advanced data services, analytics, and visualization designed for both small and large data from the continuous real-time transmission, acquisition, and transformation of satellite data to large-scale observation and model data analysis.
  • Exploring and developing advanced information technologies and services, such as emerging computing and data hardware and software, system and user productivity tools.
  • Providing a complete set of computing solutions for science that can rapidly respond to changing requirements, as well as changing technology, by providing support services from low-level system administration to high-level application support for the NASA scientific community.

NCCS Values

  • Customer/User Focus
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork/Family