Originally posted by john124
If she's working at NASA ames, as this link suggests:
Ames operates one of the world′s fastest supercomputers, Pleiades, which will be further enhanced and is scheduled to reach 10 petaflops of
processing power by 2012.
In September 2009, Ames launched NEBULA as a fast and powerful Cloud Computing Platform to handle NASA's massive data sets that complied with
security requirements. This innovative pilot uses open-source components, complies with FISMA and can scale to Government-sized demands while being
extremely energy efficient.
She is listed as one of 13 members of NASA AMES
Some more about NASA AMES:
Ames Research Center
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Ames Research Center
Aerial view of Moffett Field and Ames Research Center
Formed December 20, 1939
Jurisdiction U.S. federal government
Headquarters Mountain View, California
Agency executive Simon P. Worden, BGen., USAF (Ret), director
Parent agency NASA
NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC), located at Moffett Field, California, was founded on December 20, 1939 as the second National Advisory Committee
for Aeronautics (NACA) laboratory, and became part of NASA in 1958, as part of the turnover from NACA. The center was named after Joseph Sweetman
Ames, a founding member and longtime chairman (1919–1939) of the NACA.
Ames Research Center is one of NASA’s 10 major field centers and is located in California's Silicon Valley, near the high-tech companies,
entrepreneurial ventures, universities, and other laboratories that fuel the region's reputation for technology development and research. With over
$3.0 billion in capital equipment, 2,300 research personnel and a $600 million annual budget, Ames' economic impact is significant.
Historically, Ames was founded to do wind-tunnel research on the aerodynamics of propeller-driven aircraft; however, Ames has expanded its role to
doing research and technology in aeronautics, spaceflight, and information technology. Ames plays a role in many of NASA missions in support of
America's space and aeronautics programs. It provides leadership in Astrobiology; small satellites; robotic lunar exploration; technologies for the
Constellation Program; the search for habitable planets; supercomputing; intelligent/adaptive systems; advanced thermal protection; and airborne
astronomy. Ames also develops tools for a safer, more efficient national airspace and unique partnerships benefiting NASA’s mission. The center's
current director is Dr. Simon P. "Pete" Worden (Brigadier General, USAF Retired).
Ames is also a mission center for several key current NASA Science missions (Kepler Mission, Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS),
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)) and a major contributor to the new Exploration focus of the Agency as a participant in the
Orion crew exploration vehicle, and the Ares I crew launch vehicle
She is listed as from GERMANY on the AMES member list but must be working in the US if she is indeed genuinly part of the NASA AMES team.
This would correlate with what Wayne Herschel said in reply to something I asked him on FB:
Judy is with an observatory working for NASA and she is releasing info that might be withheld and i will not release anything more on her due to the
risk of jumping protocol. Lets not mock limited data ... this is unofficial inside info on new findings and lets take it for what it is and keep
watching her comments as she is able to let them out. It is her deepest concern that this story might get shut down.
Someone earlier was confused as to which country she was in so this might explain the discrepancy. I wonder how we could verify if she really does
work for NASA AMEs...I went on the official NASA AMES site but yielded no results when I input her name into their search box
[edit on 3/5/10 by cosmicpixie]