NASA Center for Climate Simulation
Introduced on June 2, 2010, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is an integrated set of supercomputing, visualization, and data interaction technologies that will enhance agency capabilities in weather and climate prediction research.

The NCCS centerpiece is the 15,000-processor “Discover” supercomputer, which has a peak performance of nearly 160 trillion operations per second. Discover-hosted simulations span time scales from days (weather prediction) to seasons and years (short-term climate prediction) to decades and centuries (climate change projection).

In addition to a powerful supercomputer, NCCS supports users with a massive data archive, a new data management system, expanded data analysis and visualization capabilities featuring a 17- by 6-foot multi-screen visualization wall, and services for distributing simulation data to users and the broader climate research community.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Pat Izzo

To learn more about NCCS go to:
www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/climate-sim-center.html

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.
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