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[san-tech][02406] US DOD DARPA 新 HPCプロジェクト (OHPC) 公募

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 23:18:10 +0900
US DOD DARPAがまた新しい HPCプロジェクトの公募を開始しました。

現在進行中の High Productivity Computer Systems (HPCS) は 2010年度
までなので、後継として、Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC)
が現在公募されていますが、新規追加の HPCプロジェクトです。
※UHPCについての日本語での解説 (RFIが公開された直後の 2009/07/15)

新プロジェクトは、Omnipresent High Performance Computing (OHPC) で、
Ubiquitousから Omnipresentで「何に?」って感じですが 引用するように、
OHPCは UHPC実現を加速化する研究メインのものです (期間は 3年間)。

Omnipresent High Performance Computing Broad Agency Announcement
DARPA-BAA-10-78 (プロジェクト公募ページ)
※Broad Agency Announcementについては最後に説明します。

"Broad Agency Announcement
 Omnipresent High Performance Computing (OHPC)"
 DARPA-BAA-10-78, June 21, 2010

"Broad Agency Announcement
 Omnipresent High Performance Computing (OHPC)"
 DARPA-BAA-10-78, June 21, 2010
Omnipresent High Performance Computing (OHPC)

OHPC Goals
  "The OHPC program will research, develop and document novel and
   revolutionary technologies and designs critical to the development
   of highly efficient, highly programmable and dependable UHPC systems.
   The anticipated time frame for prototype UHPC systems is 2018.
※米国で 2018年は重要な年です。2018年をの Exaflopsの実現を目標 (同意?)
しています (近いうちに紹介します)。欧州は 2019年。

Program Structure (Page 4)
  "There will be a single, 3‐year phase for the OHPC Program. It is
   anticipated that multiple projects will be funded. Proposals from
   both individual contributors and teams of reserchers are encouraged.
   Maximum funding will be $1 million per year per project."
  "The technologies developed under the OHPC program should make a
   significant contribution to ExtremeScale systems, cover all
   aspects of the system design, and are scalable to UHPC or ExaScale
   computing (as defined in the UHPC solicitation, DARPA-BAA-10-37).
   It is anticipated that OHPC designs and technologies will be
   integrated into one or more UHPC systems during the course of the
   OHPC program."


"DARPA pushes new frontier of high-performance military computing to
 approach performance of one-quintillion calculations per second"
 22 June 2010

  "The DARPA OHPC program seeks to speed-up the UHPC initiative with
   new research aimed at extreme scale computing, which also is
   known as exascale computing, and will develop technologies will
   be integrated into one or more UHPC systems."
Military & Aerospace Electronic

以下はメインの UHPC関連資料です:
Ubiquitous High Performance Computing Broad Agency Announcement
DARPA-BAA-10-37 (プロジェクト公募ページ)

"Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), AMENDED
 Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC)",
 DARPA-BAA-10-37, March 9, 2010

"Request for Information (RFI):
 Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC)"
 DARPA-SN-09-46, Jun 24, 2009

"DARPA: Can we have a one-cabinet petaflop supercomputer?"
 26th June 2009
"DARPAのExtreme Scale Computingに向けた挑戦 - UHPCのRFIが公開"
 Hisa Ando, 2009/07/15

UHPC BAAのページにある以下の講演資料がお勧めです:
ACS Briefing: "Future Processing: ExtremeScale",
 Bill Harrod, September 17, 2009


[san-tech][02527] Re: US DOD DARPA 新 HPCプロジェクト (OHPC) 公募
調達関連の資料は DARPAサイトでは見つかりません。

"Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), AMENDED
 Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC)",
Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC)

 Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC)

News Release
"DARPA Developing ExtremeScale Supercomputer System"
 August 6, 2010

  "..... the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has
   initiated the Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program
   to create an innovative, revolutionary new generation of computing
   systems that overcomes the limitations of current evolutionary



"DARPA asks you to cram petaflops super into single rack"
 3rd March 2010

Broad Agency Announcementについての DARPAの説明ページ:
Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), DARPA's Contracts Management Office

DARPA's Contracts Management Office (CMO) SOLICITATION METHODS

  "DARPA primarily uses two solicitation methods: (1) Broad Agency
   Announcements (BAAs)/Research Announcements (RAs) and
   (2) Requests for Proposal (RFPs). "

Differences Between a BAA and a Competitive RFP
(1) Type of Research and Development
   RFP - Focusing on a specific system or hardware solution.
   BAA - Scientific study and experimentation directed toward
         advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge
         or understanding.

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