17 May 2017 - NSF invites proposals for the acquisition and deployment of a High Performance Computing (HPC) system. NSF calls it the Phase 1 system. It has the option of a possible future upgrade to a leadership-class computing facility. The Phase 1 system will serve as a robust, well-balanced, and forward-looking computational asset for a broad range of research topics for which advances in fundamental understanding require the most extreme computational and data analysis capabilities. It will also serve as an evaluation platform for testing and demonstrating the feasibility of an upgrade to a leadership-class facility five years following deployment.
A total of $60,000,000 in FY 2018 will be used to fund one award, subject to the availability of funds. At least 95% of the proposal amount should be for the system acquisition cost.
Proposals may only be submitted by universities and colleges - universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. Initial closing date is July 14, 2017.