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+ NCCS User Administration Request Form (Paper Form)

+ NCCS User Administration Request Form (Web Form)

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Access Information

+ Instructions for Becoming a Principal Investigator
+ Reporting Requirements for Principal Investigators
+ Instructions for Requesting an NCCS Userid
+ User Administration Terminology
+ NCCS and NAS Computing Resources Rules of Behavior
+ Privacy Data Complaint Process and Privacy Data Change Process

Instructions for Becoming a Principal Investigator

The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is accepting proposal submissions through the NASA High-End Computing (HEC) eBooks for allocation awards to access computing resources at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division at the Ames Research Center and at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at the Goddard Space Flight Center including access to the NCCS (discover) Cluster.

See the HEC Web-site for information about the systems currently available and an overview of the process . The deadlines for submission through the NASA HEC eBooks are September 20, for a November 1, allocation award and March 20, for a May 1, allocation award. Requests for a small allocation award may be accepted between the two cycles listed above if system capacity permits.


Reporting Requirements for Principal Investigators

Several brief reports are required from Principal Investigators over the course of the allocation year. Report formats and instructions are available through the NASA HEC eBooks where you can log in using the same username and password that you used to submit your proposal.

  • An Entry Quad chart, which gives general information about your research effort. Submitted material will be placed on a publicly accessible Web-site.
  • An Annual Report, which highlights research completed using your allocation. Submitted material will be placed on a publicly accessible Web-site.

Reports should be submitted through the NASA HEC eBooks .


Instructions for Requesting an NCCS Userid

Requests made of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) concerning userid access to NCCS computing resources should be directed to the NCCS User Services Group. Depending upon your circumstances, these requests can be made using either the NCCS User Administration Request Form (the paper form) or the NCCS User Administration Online: New Userid Request Web-Interface (the Web form) . The following outlines are provided to describe the functions and limitations of each form in order to assist you in determining which form you should use for your request.

The NCCS User Administration Request Form: (Paper Form)

  • can be used to request a new userid on the NCCS high performance computing resources (e.g. login, dirac (including the Data Management Facility (DMF) on dirac), and the discover cluster), but
  • New
  • must be used to request a new userid by a new user who is also a new Principal Investigator,
  • must be used to request a new userid by a new user who does not already have a NASA Identity and a NASA Agency UserID (AUID),
  • must be used to request a new userid by a new user who is a foreign national, a legal permanent resident or a naturalized U.S. citizen,
  • must be used to request a new userid by a new user who wishes to import, use or store any Export Administration Regulations (EAR) information or International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) information on an NCCS computing resource,
  • must be used to request a new userid on the internal NCCS computing resources (e.g. calvin, troy, webdev, webstg and webprd),
  • must be used to request a new userid on any other NCCS and Computational & Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO) computing resources, and
  • must be used to request a modification to or the deletion of an existing NCCS userid.

The NCCS User Administration Online: (Web Form)

  • can be used to request a new userid on the NCCS high performance computing resources (e.g. login, dirac (including DMF on dirac), and discover), but
  • New
  • can not be used to request a new userid by a new user who is also a new Principal Investigator.
    • (If you are a new Principal Investgator, use the paper form.)
  • can not be used to request a new userid by a new user who does not already have a NASA Identity and a NASA Agency UserID (AUID).
    • (If you do not have a NASA AUID, use the paper form.)
  • can not be used to request a new userid by a new user who is a foreign national, a legal permanent resident or a naturalized U.S. citizen.
    • (If you are not a native-born U.S. citizen, use the paper form.)
  • can not be used to request a new userid by a new user who wishes to import, use or store any Export Administration Regulations (EAR) information or International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) information on an NCCS computing resource,
  • can not be used to request a new userid on the internal NCCS computing resources (e.g. calvin, troy, webdev, webstg and webprd),
  • can not be used to request a new userid on any other NCCS and CISTO computing resources, and
  • can not be used to request a modification to or the deletion of an existing NCCS userid.

(N.B. If you are unsure whether you need to use the paper form or the Web form, contact the NCCS User Services Group via the contact information below to be sure.)

If you are completing the NCCS User Administration Request Form for yourself, references in the form and the instructions to "you," "your" and "the user" refer to you as the person requesting access to NCCS computing resources. If you are completing the NCCS User Administration Request Form for someone else, references in the form and the instructions to "you," "your" and "the user" refer to the person for whom the request for access to NCCS computing resources is being made.

Because of the need to have the signatures from the NCCS User Administration Request Form on file, the form must be printed in order to be completed. Please print or type all information. Unless labelled as optional, all items are required. No request can be processed unless all required information is provided. Incomplete forms will be returned to the user for completion. You may return your completed NCCS User Administration Request Form (and any additional required documenation) to the following address:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA Center for Climate Simulation
User Services Group
Mailstop 606.2
Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA

The completed NCCS User Administrattion Request Form (and any additional required documentation) may also be returned by facsimile (fax) to:

301-286-1634

Requests made of the NCCS User Services Group are processed as quickly as possible; however, because requests are processed on a first-in, first-out basis, requests may take three or more working days to be completed. Requests for foreign nationals, legal permanent residents or naturalized U.S. citizens and requests for users without a NASA Identity may take longer, as they must first be processed by NASA Security. Users and PIs will be notified when their requests have been completed.

Questions, problems, comments, and suggestions concerning the NCCS may be directed to the NCCS User Services Group at the address or the fax number above, by telephone or voice-mail to:

301-286-9120

or by electronic mail (e-mail) to:

support@nccs.nasa.gov


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