Opportunity: Terabit Networking for Extreme-Scale Science

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The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) in the Office of Science (SC) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby invites grant applications to address key challenges in developing, exploiting, or operating federated end-to-end terabit networks that support distributed extreme-scale science. ASCR contributes to the DOEs science mission by supporting leading-edge high-performance networking facilities, which provides DOE scientists and their national and international collaborators with unfettered access to scientific instruments and supercomputing facilities, and by supporting research into tools and services that enhance the use of these facilities. A new generation of science facilities (e.g., National Synchrotron Light Source II - NSLS-II, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - ITER, Large Hadron Collider - LHC, Linac Coherent Light Source - LCLS) scientific research communities using globally distributed tera/petascale class computing environments, and leading edge researchers exploiting exascale class supercomputers to simulate physical processes, will all produce and/or consume large amounts of data. The common element that enables these activities is a federated collection of high-performance networks with unprecedented end-to-end capabilities. Projections show that DOE¿s Energy Science Network (ESnet) will need to support Tb/sec transmission rates by the 2015-2016. While industry will supply the underlying optical technologies to build the network, DOE will need to develop and deploy the tools and services that will allow scientists to exploit this advanced infrastructure. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) calls for innovative approaches to develop federated terabit network tools and services that address DOE¿s emerging network challenges. The major priorities in addressing these challenges include mechanisms that: allow hosts to create/terminate a dynamic circuit; isolate high-impact science flows from

Overview 
Reference number: DE-FOA-0000523
Issue date: 04/07/2011
Response due: 05/23/2011 11:59 PM ES

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Agency: DOE

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Office of Science - Chicago
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Acquisition & Assistance
9800 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439


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