High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Towards a Petascale Computing Environment for Science and Engineering

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High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Towards a Petascale Computing Environment for Science and Engineering: NSF's five-year goal for high performance computing (HPC) is to enable petascale science and engineering through the deployment and support of a world-class HPC environment comprising the most capable combination of HPC assets available to the academic community. By the year 2010, the petascale HPC environment will enable investigations of computationally challenging problems that require computing systems capable of delivering sustained performance approaching 1015 floating point operations per second (petaflops) on real applications, that consume large amounts of memory, and/or that work with very large data sets. Among other things, researchers will be able to perform simulations that are intrinsically multi-scale or that involve the simultaneous interaction of multiple processes. HPC Resource Providers - those organizations willing to acquire, deploy and operate HPC systems in service to the broad science and engineering research and education community - play a key role in the provision and support of a national HPC environment. With this solicitation, NSF requests proposals from organizations willing to serve as HPC Resource Providers, and who propose to acquire and deploy a new, and/or upgrade an existing, HPC system. Competitive HPC systems will: 1) Enable researchers to work on a range of computationally-challenging science and engineering applications; 2) Incorporate reliable, robust system software essential to optimal sustained performance; and 3) Provide a high degree of stability and usability. A robust and effective HPC acquisition process, driven by the requirements of the science and engineering research and education community, is one of the key elements of NSF's HPC strategy. System performance on an appropriate set of benchmarks will thus be a key factor in system selection. These benchmarks will be designed to capture the salient attributes of those science and engineering applications placing the most stringent demands on the systems to be provisioned. The performance requirements and benchmarks for this competition are posted on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=OCI. Up to two awards will be made as a result of this competition.
Federal Grant Title: High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Towards a Petascale Computing Environment for Science and Engineering
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 05-625
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 47.070
CFDA Descriptions: Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Dec 05, 2007 FY 2008 due date extended by one wee
Posted Date: Oct 17, 2005
Creation Date: Mar 03, 2008
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $30,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $30,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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