Open Research Service

Welcome to the DoD HPCMP Open Research Service (ORS). The Open Research Service provides for computationally based science and engineering in support of the DoD. Systems are provided for high performance computing and utility computing. These systems operate entirely at the Unclassified level, with neither sensitive nor classified data or applications.

Obtaining an ORS Account

The process of getting an ORS account begins with getting an account on the HPCMP Portal to the Information Environment, commonly called a "pIE Account." If you do not yet have a pIE User Account, please visit Obtaining An Account and follow the instructions there. If you need assistance with any part of this process, please contact the HPC Help Desk at If you have an active pIE account, you may proceed to the next steps.

HPCMP Open Research Service Account Request

Please email your Open Research Service request to All requests will take a minimum of 24 hours to process once received. Request fulfillment time will vary based on the specific request and lead time required. For questions, please e-mail

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User Vetting Process

If you are new to the HPCMP and only need access to the Open Research Service, once you have a pIE account, you must complete the following:

US Citizens must provide copies of one of the following:

  • Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • US Passport Card

Foreign Nationals must provide copies of the following:

  • Green Card Holders - Passport and Permanent Residence Card
  • Exchange Visitors - Passport, J-1 Visa and I-94 Form
  • Full Time Students - Passport, F-1 Visa, I-20 Form and I-94 Form

Copies of these documents may be either faxed or e-mailed to:

ERDC Security Office
FAX: 601-619-5173
Dates of Visit: Start date - End date

Access to ORS Systems will expire 1 year from the start date, or on the expiration date of your DoD Contract, Permanent Residence Card or Visa, which ever comes earliest.

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