National Science Foundation Advanced Computing Systems & Services

Date Posted:
01/16/19
Status:Contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):01/30/19
Agency Deadline:03/04/19
Limit on Number of Proposals:One- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
Sponsor Website:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19534/nsf19534.htm
Pivot Link:https://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/95564
Abstract:

The intent of this solicitation is to request proposals from organizations willing to serve as service providers (SPs) within the NSF Innovative High-Performance Computing (HPC) program to provide advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) capabilities and/or services in production operations to support the full range of computational- and data-intensive research across all of science and engineering (S&E). The current solicitation is intended to complement previous NSF investments in advanced computational infrastructure by provisioning resources, broadly defined in this solicitation to include systems and/or services, in two categories:

  • Category I, Capacity Systems: production computational resources maximizing the capacity provided to support the broad range of computation and data analytics needs in S&E research; and
  • Category II, Innovative Prototypes/Testbeds: innovative forward-looking capabilities deploying novel technologies, architectures, usage modes, etc., and exploring new target applications, methods, and paradigms for S&E discoveries.

Resources supported through awards from this solicitation will be incorporated into and allocated as part of NSF’s Innovative HPC program. This program complements investments in leadership-class computing and funds a federation of nationally-available HPC resources that are technically diverse and intended to enable discoveries at a computational scale beyond the research of individual or regional academic institutions. NSF anticipates that at least 90% of the provisioned system or services will be available to the S&E community through an open peer-reviewed national allocation process and be supported by community and other support services [such as those currently supported through eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) 2.0 project managed allocations recommended by the XSEDE Resource Allocation Committee (XRAC), and other activities intended to foster efficient coordination across resources], or an NSF-approved alternative that may emerge. If this is not feasible for the proposed system/services, proposers must clearly explain in detail why this is the case and how they intend to make the proposed system/services available to the national S&E community.

Funding for category I is up to $10,000,000 for up to five years, and category II is up to $5,000,000 for up to five years.

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure: http://policy.ku.edu/research/institutional-endorsement
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here *to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu or 864-7434

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434