FedScoop: Edge computing is critical to NASA’s Mars ambitions

“Federal employees are producing and consuming data farther from on-premise, physical networks as the workforce becomes more distributed, and no place is that truer than with NASA astronauts in space.

NASA is working with tech companies like IBM to use edge computing to process data closer to the source, namely the International Space Station (ISS).

Edge computing will help NASA decrease the time it takes to analyze data from space, a capability critical to its Artemis program’s efforts to establish a sustainable presence on the moon en route to Mars.

‘Edge computing has eliminated the need to move massive data at the International Space Station from a DNA sequencing project,’ said Howard Boville, senior vice president of cloud platform at IBM, during Think Gov 2021, produced by FedScoop on Thursday. ‘Using containerized, analytic code where the data is being produced on ISS has reduced time to get results.’…” Read the full article here.

Source: Edge computing is critical to NASA’s Mars ambitions – By Dave Nyczepir, July 16, 2021. FedScoop.


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