Accession Number:

ADA526756

Title:

NAVO MSRC Navigator. Fall 2000

Descriptive Note:

Newsletter

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MAJOR SHARED RESOURCE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The past several months have been notable ones here at the NAVO MSRC. Weve completed a sweeping series of center enhancements, designated as Performance Level 3 PL3, across all major technology areas within the MSRC. The present PL3 HPC systems provide a thousand-fold increase in aggregate peak computing performance i.e., 3.2 teraflops when compared to the aggregate peak capability 3.2 gigaflops of the Primary Oceanographic Prediction System Supercomputer Center when it was established here at NAVOCEANO in 1990. This enormous computational capability, coupled with a sustained 10-year NAVOCEANO focus on supporting the largest and most demanding DoD computational applications, has enabled unparalleled advances in several of the key DoD science and technology areas served by the High Performance Computing Modernization Program HPCMP. With all of this diverse computational capability thats been fielded across more than 20 shared resource centers SRCs by the HPCMP, it has become critically important for us to redouble our efforts in assessing and implementing common user environments, practices, and tools within and across the SRCs. Your individual and collective user feedback at forums such as Program Review 2000, HPC Users Group 2000, and HPCAPSRCAP meetings, makes it clear that you consider this to be one of your highest priorities for the SRCs. In response, the SRCs have undertaken or intensified strategic cross-cutting collaborative efforts in enabling technical areas such as mass storage and archival, metacomputing, HPCMP wide shared information environments, and security. Weve supplemented those efforts with a Programming Environment and Training PET program thats more tightly focused than ever on user environment, tools, and productivity. Weve also formally added an Inter-MSRC Facilitator IMF component to our user support organization. The IMFs primary function is two-fold 1 to quickly engage and resolve user requestsissues which span mul

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE