From: Ames Research Center
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
From assessing COVID-19’s global impacts to helping NASA return humans to the Moon to searching the cosmos for new exoplanets, researchers from across NASA, with university and industry partners, will highlight their latest advances, enabled by the agency’s supercomputers, in the NASA research exhibit at SC20—the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. This year, the conference is being held virtually November 9 through 19, 2020.
The virtual NASA exhibit will feature 35 science and engineering projects for which HPC plays an essential role.
This year, as a participant in the national COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium, an interagency effort organized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, NASA is donating supercomputing resources and services to four projects that are investigating the coronavirus’s genetic make-up, human cellular response, and development of treatments. In addition, NASA Earth science researchers are also calculating global impacts of COVID-19 restrictions, such as changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide as measured by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) and a decline in air pollution detected by monitoring sites worldwide.
The exhibit also highlights the critical role of NASA’s HPC resources in research projects across the agency. For example:
NASA's on-line exhibit includes content contributed by scientists, engineers and technologists from across the U.S., including NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and university partners.
In addition to the exhibit, NASA Goddard scientist Compton Tucker will present an Invited Talk, “Satellite Tree Enumeration Outside of Forests at the Fifty Centimeter Scale,” on Tuesday, November 17. Several other agency researchers are also presenting in a variety of SC20 program sessions.
For more information about NASA’s participation at SC20, visit: https://www.nas.nasa.gov/sc20
For the SC20 Virtual Event FAQs, visit: https://sc20.supercomputing.org/attend/virtual-event-faq/
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