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Mike Shafto And Dave Korsmeyer Co-Author “Contributions To Information Technology: A View From Ames Research Center”

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:

  • Supercomputing, modeling, and simulation
  • Next-Generation air-traffic management
  • Intelligent systems
  • Complex data analysis

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

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