The Alliance for Computational Earth Science (ACES) at M.I.T focuses on developing and deploying advanced computational technologies to address challenging problems of Earth science.
ACES is a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration between Earth science researchers and computer science researchers at MIT. Several different groups are participating in the ACES effort -- you can read about some of their projects on this web site.
Applications in ACES address a wide span of questions about how planetary systems work. Answering these questions requires substantial computational resources together with environments that allow researchers to harness computational resources efficiently and productively.
Participants in ACES are engaged in both the development of novel compute environments and in their application to challenging problems in planetary research.