SC23 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

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Computing at the Edge: HPC and AI Supporting Recent US Space Missions

Moderator: Laura Carriere (NASA), Ron Bewtra (Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE))

Panelists: Victoria Da Poian (NASA), Frank Indiviglio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)), William Thigpen (NASA), Randy Berger (Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE))

Abstract: NASA’s space missions have captured the imagination of those around the world for generations. From the International Space Station to Artemis, there is a need for HPC, data movement, analytics, and AI capabilities delivered as efficient pipelines. For example future missions, such as the Dragonfly mission to Titan and other icy moon missions may require AI at the extreme edge – with planned data flows to the core. Demand is skyrocketing with use cases spanning operational decision-making at the edge, ensuring the health and safety of our astronauts, and advancing scientific discovery. In fact, this edge case ability, with AI/ML, is changing the business models for the evolving space and climate economies and the way we architect HPC systems. Hear from and engage with our panel of experts about how recent missions have expanded our concept of computing at the edge – for both space-based and terrestrial challenges.

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