Following Next Week’s SpaceX CRS-6 Launch

Next week I have the great privilege to be part of the @NASASocial team covering the CRS-6 International Space Station resupply mission launch on the SpaceX Falcon9 rocket.

For those who want to follow the launch on Twitter, @NASAKennedy, @ExploreSpaceKSC, @NASA, and @NASASocial will all be posting updates, as of course will I @marchamilton. Another great Twitter resource for space flight coverage is @spaceflight101

On Facebook, you can follow the launch on NASA’s page.

If you are a Google+ fan, follow +NASA

Finally, NASA TV will also broadcast the launch.

As exciting as next week’s launch is, SpaceX is working on even more exciting projects. Check out the SpaceX talk at last month’s GPU Technology Conference on designing a new, methane-fueled engine powerful enough to lift the equipment and personnel needed to colonize Mars. A vital aspect of this effort involves the creation of a multi-physics code to accurately model a running rocket engine. The scale and complexity of turbulent non-premixed combustion has so far made it impractical to simulate, even on today’s largest supercomputers. In the talk, SpaceX presents a novel approach using wavelets on NVIDIA GPUs, capable of capturing physics down to the finest turbulent scales.


About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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