// SMCE System Overview

The Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) program within the Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) identifies, develops, and demonstrates advanced information system technologies to meet the emerging requirements across the Earth Science Division (ESD). A critical component of the success of AIST projects is access to cost effective, flexible, and scalable compute and storage infrastructure. The Science Managed Cloud Environment (SMCE) is a managed Amazon Web Service (AWS) based infrastructure for NASA funded projects that can leverage cloud computing capabilities. This environment is designed to:

  • Provide cloud access to NASA PIs with non-NASA team members
  • Perform research using new computing capabilities without extensive start-up time.
  • Ability to try new tools and methods from AWS’s product catalogue easily and affordably.
  • Easily scalable computing for high-demand, high-bandwidth needs.

Who can get access to the SMCE?


While the SMCE was started to meet the needs of AIST projects, any NASA project that can leverage AWS public-cloud capabilities can get access to the SMCE.

Who pays for the resources?


The projects pay for the AWS resources used in the SMCE. See the cost page for more information.

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Anyone interested in access to the SMCE or having further questions, please contact us through the following:

support@nccs.nasa.gov