Accession Number:

ADA526758

Title:

NAVO MSRC Navigator. Spring 2001

Descriptive Note:

Newsletter

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MAJOR SHARED RESOURCE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Primary Oceanographic Prediction System POPS supercomputer center here at the Naval Oceanographic Office. The POPS center, the forerunner of the present NAVO MSRC, initially offered its user community a CRAY Y-MP8 system with 2.7 gigaflops of peak computing capability. Significantly, it was established to simultaneously serve both research and development RD and operational high performance computing HPC requirements within the Navy. Over the past ten years, the center has increased its computing capacity 1000-fold while continuing to serve both the Department of Defense DoD RD and Navy operational HPC needs. The focus on combined RD and operational HPC processing within one center has yielded significant benefits to DoD, including high systems availability, resilient networking and storage infrastructure and has dramatically improved scheduling of the largest HPC applications. These applications include those associated with the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program HPCMP challenge projects and the time-critical, global-scale HPC applications for the operational Navy community, which must run multiple times every day of the year.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Refractory Fibers
  • Computer Hardware
  • Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE