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The NSF's five-year goal for high-performance computing (HPC) is to enable petascale science and engineering through 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.

This competition emphasizes the provision of one or two well-balanced systems that deliver high levels of performance for many different types of science and engineering applications. Competitive HPC systems will

  • enable researchers to work on a range of computationally-challenging science and engineering applications;
  • incorporate reliable, robust system software essential to optimal sustained performance; and
  • provide a high degree of stability and usability.

Because MU is limited to two applications for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, October 5, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to a 2-page summary of the proposed project.


$15 - 30 million

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2007

Sponsor Deadline:

November 30, 2007

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in physical science and engineering disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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