The March/April 2012 issue of IT Professional, a publication of the IEEE Computer Society, features a special section on NASA Contributions to information technology. The lead article in the special section, “Contributions to IT: A View from Ames Research Center,” was written by Michael G. Shafto and David J. Korsmeyer. The special section also features an article on “The Impact of High-End Computing on NASA Missions” by Rupak Biswas et al. (ARC/TN).
BACKGROUND: The article by Shafto and Korsmeyer provides a broad overview of Ames Research Center’s contributions to information technology. It begins with a brief sketch of some historical milestones and then focuses primarily on a diverse set of examples of recent accomplishments in:
The article by Rupak Biswas et al. expands on the themes of supercomputing, modeling, and simulation. Other articles in the NASA special section cover Open-Source computing and swarm technology for resilient systems.
NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: NASA Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) and NASA Ames Research Center
TEAM: Mike Shafto and Dave Korsmeyer, with suggestions and comments from Rupak Biswas, Bill Clancey, and Eugene Miya
Contact: Mike Shafto