// Systems 

The NCCS is home to multiple complex computing systems that provide high-performance computing, managed virtual environments, data services, remote visualization, and storage. This section includes system descriptions, specifications, and links to specialized support and instructionals.

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Discover Supercomputer

The centerpiece of the NCCS is the over 129,000-core “Discover” supercomputing cluster, an assembly of Linux scalable units capable of over 6.8 petaflops, or 6,800 trillion floating-point operations per second.

Discover is particularly suited for large, complex, communications-intensive problems employing large matrices and science applications, which benefit from its ecosystem of software ecosystem.

Remote Visualization

The Remote Visualization system provides users with simplified access to visualization software. The system allows users to run numerous visualization packages, visualize data from their computers quickly and efficiently, and download the rendered images without having to download large data files.

Storage Systems

The NCCS is developing a centralized storage system to share curated datasets, reduce duplication, and free up storage for new data products.

Historically, the NCCS has provided longer-term storage of data products on tape. Changes to this system are in progress, however, and users are encouraged to develop a data management plan in preparation for these changes.

Science Managed Cloud Environment (SMCE)

The Science Managed Cloud Environment (SMCE) is a managed Amazon Web Service (AWS) based infrastructure for NASA funded projects that can leverage cloud computing capabilities.

While the SMCE was started to meet the needs of AIST projects, any NASA project that can leverage AWS public-cloud capabilities can get access to the SMCE.

 

 

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