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NSF 13-043

Dear Colleague Letter - OCI & Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability

The Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) is participating in the recently released solicitation Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS, as part of its CIF21 efforts. The Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) program aims to support groundbreaking research leading to a new era of parallel computing. XPS seeks research re-evaluating, and possibly re-designing, the traditional computer hardware and software stack for today's heterogeneous parallel and distributed systems and exploring new holistic approaches to parallelism and scalability. Achieving the needed breakthroughs will require a collaborative effort among researchers representing all areas -- from the application layer down to the micro-architecture -- and will be built on new concepts and new foundational principles.

OCI encourages proposals that include the potential of transition of XPS research to practice in ways that will:

  1. Contribute to development and deployment of comprehensive, integrated, sustainable, and secure cyberinfrastructure at the national or international scale;
  2. Have an effective cyberinfrastructure impact with clearly defined benefits across multiple research disciplines; and
  3. Build on existing or upcoming OCI investments, as well as major cyberinfrastructure investments from other units.

Additional context for OCI's interests in this solicitation can be found in:

Questions regarding the solicitation should be addressed to the appropriate program director as listed on the solicitation.