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 grant applications to the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program for SciDAC Institutes.
A companion Program Announcement to DOE Laboratories (LAB 11-505) will be posted on the Office of Science Grants and Contracts web site at http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/
The mission of the SciDAC Institutes is to provide intellectual resources in applied mathematics and computer science, expertise in algorithms and methods, and scientific software tools to advance scientific discovery through modeling and simulation in areas of strategic importance to the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Funding opportunities for SciDAC science domains will be announced through several forthcoming Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and Program Announcements. These Announcements, issued by ASCRs SciDAC partners, could include opportunities for linking applied mathematics and/or computer science research to science-domain specific challenges through science application partnerships.
The development of SciDAC tools and resources by the Institutes, funded under this FOA, is intended for computational systems such as those existing and planned for at the Oak Ridge and Argonne Leadership Computing Facilities, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, and similar world-class computing facilities over the next 5 years. Specific goals and objectives for the SciDAC Institutes are:
o Tools and resources for lowering the barriers to effectively use state-of-the-art computational systems;
o Mechanisms for taking on computational grand challenges across different science application areas;
o Mechanisms for incorporating and demonstrating the value of basic research results from Applied Mathematics and Computer Science; and
o Plans for bu