Navy DSRC

The U.S. Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC), in partnership with the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), is a premier provider of high performance computing (HPC) services and support to Department of Defense (DoD) scientists and engineers. By leveraging the latest in HPC technology and software and our in-depth expertise in HPC systems configuration and administration, high-speed networking, data archival systems, and HPC user support, the Navy DSRC greatly improves the computational research environment for DoD researchers.

The Navy DSRC supports the HPCMP by providing leadership for HPCMP-wide functions and initiatives, including enterprise systems monitoring and remote system and database administration.

The Navy DSRC also provides users with in-depth computational research expertise, with support for the largest, most computationally intensive HPC applications available. Our in-house knowledge is further supplemented by the Productivity Enhancement and Training (PET) on-site staff with expertise in the areas of Advanced Computational Environment and Climate Weather Ocean Modeling and Simulation.

The Navy DSRC also provides, on a daily basis, computational support for the creation of global, regional, and very high resolution coastal ocean circulation and wave model oceanography products supporting worldwide Navy and DoD operations. By making state-of-the-art HPC systems including large-scale supercomputing systems, high-speed networks, and petascale data storage accessible to thousands of DoD scientists and engineers, the Navy DSRC is focused on promoting the technological supremacy of the warfighter.

Systems

Our unclassified HPC systems are accessible through the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) to all active customers. Our current systems include:

Narwhal - an HPE Cray EX system located at the Navy DSRC. It has 2,176 standard compute nodes, 12 large-memory nodes, 16 visualization accelerated nodes, 32 1-MLA accelerated nodes, and 32 2-MLA accelerated nodes (a total of 2,268 compute nodes or 290,304 compute cores). It has 590 TB of memory and is rated at 12.8 peak PFLOPS.

Nautilus - a Penguin TrueHPC system located at the Navy DSRC. It has 1,304 standard compute nodes, 16 large-memory nodes, 16 visualization accelerated nodes, 32 AI/ML nodes, and 32 High Core Performance nodes (a total of 1,400 compute nodes or 176,128 compute cores). It has 364 TB of memory and is rated at 8.2 peak PFLOPS.

For information on restricted systems, see the Restricted Systems page (PKI required).

Services

For assistance with unclassified systems, please contact the HPC Help Desk.

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Data Transfer Requests

To request a transfer of data, please contact the Navy DSRC Help Desk at dsrchelp@navydsrc.hpc.mil.

Software Requests

To request a general software installation, please contact the HPC Help Desk.

Navy DSRC Service Requests

For requests related to restricted systems or accounts, or for services not provided by the HPC Help Desk, please email the Navy DSRC Help Desk or call 1-800-993-7677 or (228)688-7677 between the hours of 8:00 - 4:30 PM Central, Monday - Friday (excluding federal holidays).

Requesting a Classified Account

To begin the account application process, visit Obtaining an Account and follow the instructions presented there. If you need assistance with any part of this process, please contact the Navy DSRC Help Desk at dsrchelp@navydsrc.hpc.mil.

Visit

If you're planning a visit to the Navy DSRC, we would like to help make your visit go as smoothly as possible. Before finalizing your travel plans, please review the following information and coordinate with your Navy DSRC POC and your organization's HPC Service/Account Approval Authority (S/AAA) to ensure that all of your credentials are in place and all visit requirements are met.
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Pre-Trip Instructions

  • All security clearances should be submitted in advance of the visit to the NAVOCEANO Security Office. Preferred method is DISS.
    Naval Oceanographic Office
    1002 Balch Blvd.
    Stennis Space Center, MS 39522-5001
    DISS SMO CODE: 623065
    FAX: (228) 688-4881
    PHONE: (228) 688-4161
    DSN: 828-4161
  • U.S. Citizens representing industry, academic institutions, or without access to DISS must contact their Navy DSRC point of contact at least 24 hours prior to arrival. Additionally, they should provide the following information on company letterhead signed by a manager, supervisor, or company head to NAVOCEANO Security Office at fax number (228) 688-4881:
    • Name
    • Social Security Number
    • Date of birth
    • Place of birth
    • Citizenship
    • Level of clearance (if any)
    • Agency granting clearance
    • Date/duration of visit
    • Point of contact at Navy DSRC
    • Purpose of visit
  • Non-U.S. Citizens are required to fill out the Foreign Visit Request SSC766 form. This provides for access to NASA's Stennis Space Center (where the DSRC is located). Please contact the DSRC for this form and allow for a 2 - 4 week approval period prior to visiting the Navy DSRC.
  • All foreign representatives of a government should have a Foreign Visit Request submitted via the respective nation's embassy. That will provide access to the Navy DSRC and NAVOCEANO.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens working for a contractor should provide the following information on company letterhead signed by a manager, supervisor or company head to Navy DSRC Security POC at fax number (228) 688-4356:
    • Name
    • Social Security Number
    • Date of birth
    • Place of birth
    • Citizenship
    • Level of clearance (if any)
    • Agency granting clearance
    • Date/duration of visit
    • Point of contact at NAVOCEANO
    • Purpose of visit

On-Arrival Instructions

  • Visitors WITH a CAC card can enter NASA's Stennis Space Center using either the South Gate or the North Gate. Show the guard your CAC card as you enter.
  • Visitors WITHOUT a CAC card may enter NASA's Stennis Space Center using either the South Gate or the North Gate. Prior to arriving, a visitor should provide his/her full name as it appears on a driver's license or state issued ID to a DSRC POC for entry into the NASA visitor database. Visitors must stop at the Security Center next to the gate being entered. Visitor badges may be granted for multiple days, therefore checking in each day is not required.
  • A valid form of ID is required to get a Stennis Space Center visitor badge.
  • All visitors to the Navy DSRC are required to register at the main NAVOCEANO security desk in Building 1002. Any visitors with a CAC may enter NAVOCEANO, however, a visitor badge is still required. Those visitors not having a current security clearance on file at NAVOCEANO will be escorted at all times.

Local Information

Driving Directions

The Navy DSRC is located at NASA's Stennis Space Center. If you're driving to the DSRC, we have provided driving instructions to the DSRC from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Lodging, Dining, and Attractions

For information about lodging, dining, and other attractions in the area, the following links may be helpful:


Security Contact Information

  • To check the status of your Navy DSRC Visit Request:

    Navy DSRC: 228-688-7677

  • To check your status for entering NAVOCEANO and the Navy DSRC:

    NAVOCEANO Security Specialist: 228-688-4161

  • To check your status for entering NASA Stennis Space Center:

    NASA Stennis Space Center South Gate: 228-688-3580

    NASA Stennis Space Center North Gate: 228-688-3781

Publications

Past editions of the Navigator and other publications are available on the publications page.