OSP FO# 11-163
AGENCY: Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Consortium (MGHPCC)
OBJECTIVES: The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Consortium (MGHPCC) is a research collaborative among Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts. It originates from an alliance formed to build a regional high-performance computing (HPC) center in Holyoke, Massachusetts that is expected to become operational in late 2012 and that will serve the growing research computing needs of the five MGHPCC institutions. The consortium goals include nurturing innovative HPC-related research among the five institutions. Toward this goal consortium members have committed $1 million to support innovative HPC research collaborations in 2012 and 2013.
This program provides funding to develop novel collaborative research activities addressing significant and challenging problems at the forefront of high-performance technical computing. Proposals should include some strategy for a follow-on that might attract external funding after the initial seed fund period has expired. All areas of high-performance computing are of interest, including (but not limited to): innovative, “smart” physical infrastructure for improving energy and environmental impacts; systems level research to support dynamic (including on-demand) HPC workloads and optimize resource utilization (including human interaction time); multi-disciplinary HPC collaborations that address pressing societal questions in life, environment, health sciences; compute and data-intensive HPC research that furthers basic understanding in natural sciences, in mathematics and in socio-economic knowledge (including internet scale data-mining); and applied HPC that engages with regional industrial and business partners. Seed projects addressing large, complex problems that are unlikely to be solved within a single academic institution or a single discipline are particularly welcome—including proposals for regional workshops aimed at fostering future collaborative activities.
ELIGIBILITY: Principal Investigators from Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern University and UMass are eligible to apply. Proposals must include substantive collaboration between principal investigators at two or more MGHPCC institutions.
Pre-proposal (required): October 1, 2011
Full proposal (by invitation): November 1, 2011
FUNDING INFORMATION: Total funding across all proposals is expected to be $500,000 with 2-6 proposals being funded annually.
Boston University Liaison for MGHPCC
111 Cummington St
Boston, MA 02215
BU E-mail: email@example.com
Committee E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
REMARKS: One-page pre-proposals are due to the Consortium Review Committee via email@example.com by October 1, 2011. The pre-proposals should include the principal investigators involved and their institutional affiliations, an estimate of the total direct costs being requested and a summary of the proposal’s scope, goals and plans for follow-on funding. Shortlisted applicants will be offered the opportunity to submit a full five-page proposal due November 1, 2011.
Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.