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View Resource NAS Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center

The NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) division is part of the Ames Research Center Information Sciences and Technology Directorate. The NAS home page describes "leading-edge high performance computing and its role in many of NASA's critical missions for the 21st century." The site provides news and feature stories of NAS projects, but most of the site's information is in the Research & Technology...
View Resource Creating Science-Driven Computer Architecture: A New Path to Scientific Leadership

Motivated by Japan's recent accomplishment of building the world's fastest supercomputer, this report discusses a methodology for creating "a new class of computational capability in the United States that is optimal for science." With the needs of several different scientific disciplines in mind, the report outlines the goals of the IBM Blue Gene and the proposed Blue Planet projects. Specific...