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Jan 29, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Apr 02, 2010
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Apr 02, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
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Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
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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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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 Computer Science (CS) researchers in the area of X-Stack Software Research. The X-Stack refers to the scientific software stack that supports extreme scale scientific computing, from operating systems to development environments. Multi-Institutional applications with cohesive emphasis on transformational computer science discoveries that address key challenges on the path to exascale computing are encouraged. In addition to other topics, this Announcement continues and extends topics of research addressed under the ASCR program on Operating and Runtime Systems for Extreme Scale Scientific Computation, http://www.sc.doe.gov/grants/LAB07_23.html and http://www.sc.doe.gov/grants/FAPN07-23.html
Exascale computer systems will be comprised of as many as a billion cores. Such systems will be capable of 10 billion-way concurrency in simultaneous operations. Industry reports indicate that data movement will be the limiting factor for exascale systems, rather than processors and computational operations, especially when power constraints are considered. At the same time, memory per core is expected to decline sharply for exaflop systems, and the performance of storage systems continues to lag far behind. Multi-level storage architectures that span multiple types of hardware are anticipated and will require new approaches to run-time data management and analysis.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites basic computer science research applications to address a variety of challenges in creating the software stack for extreme scale computing systems, the X-Stack, including operating and run-time systems, programming models and environments, and scientific workflow systems. Awards will not be made for design or development of applications for discipline-specific science.