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Funding Opportunity Number:
Jan 29, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 26, 2010
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 26, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
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Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility:
All types of domestic entities are eligible to apply, except other Federal agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31,1995.
Inter-institutional collaborations are strongly encouraged to enhance and strengthen research capabilities as needed. Collaboration could include institutions such as universities, industry, non-profit organizations, federal laboratories and FFRDCs, including the DOE National Laboratories. Collaborations should be limited to filling critical voids in expertise and represent only a modest portion of the overall effort. Additionally, Federal agencies should not be included as participants or expect to receive funding under this Funding Opportunity Announcement.
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The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications from interdisciplinary teams of Computer Science/Computer Engineering researchers in the areas of Advanced Architectures and Critical Technologies for Exascale Computing. Multi institutional applications with cohesive emphasis on transformational discoveries that address key barriers on the path to exascale computing are encouraged. Partnerships among academic institutions, National Laboratories, and industry are strongly encouraged. This program is managed in cooperation with NNSA and DARPA.
Scientific challenges such as understanding the causes and potential impacts of climate change, improving the efficiency of combustion, and unraveling the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter, as well as a variety of national security challenges, require computational capabilities at extreme scale. At the same time, industry reports make it clear that the exponential growth in processor clock speeds that sustained increases in computational speed for more than 15 years has ended. Projections suggest that building an exascale computer from today?s technology would cost approximately $1 billion, with power consumption of over a Gigawatt and a mean time between failures of only ten minutes.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for basic and applied research to address fundamental challenges in the design of energy-efficient, resilient hardware and software architectures and technology for high performance computing systems at exa-scale.