Provided by Amazon Web Services and Intel
Category Cloud Computing Platforms
Type Case Study
Publish Date September 15 2015
Date posted December 23 2015
In 60 Minutes, NASA JPL Accelerates Discovery by 840% and Explores Mars More Quickly.
Today, a number of robots, sent by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), explore the atmosphere and surface of Mars. However, giving instructions to a Mars rover is more difficult than most people realize. Scientists are only able to communicate with the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover during short windows that occur once or twice a day. And transmissions that travel at the speed of light still take between 7 and 20 minutes to reach the rover itself. In this case study, learn how AWS, powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family, helped NASA JPL speed up the analysis of data and accelerate the discovery of Mars by 840%.