Advanced Computing Systems and Services (NSF-20-606) Program Webinar

October 26th , 1pm-2pm

October 26, 2020 1:00 PM  to 
October 26, 2020 2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting

NOTE:  This Webinar covers the NSF 20-606 solicitation, which replaces NSF 19-587. ONLY CATEGORY II PROPOSALS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR NSF 20-606

Advanced Computing Systems & Services (ACSS): Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research program NSF 20-606 seeks proposals from organizations willing to serve as service providers (SPs) within the NSF Innovative High-Performance Computing (HPC) program to provide advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) capabilities and/or services in production operations to support the full range of computational- and data-intensive research across all of science and engineering (S&E). The current solicitation is intended to complement previous NSF investments in advanced computational infrastructure by provisioning systems and/or services, in the following category:

Category II, Innovative Prototypes/Testbeds: innovative forward-looking capabilities deploying novel technologies, architectures, usage modes, etc., and exploring new target applications, methods, and paradigms for S&E discoveries.

Resources supported through awards from this solicitation will be incorporated into and allocated as part of NSF’s Innovative HPC program. This program complements investments in leadership-class computing and funds a federation of nationally-available HPC resources that are technically diverse and intended to enable discoveries at a computational scale beyond the research of individual or regional academic institutions. NSF anticipates that at least 90% of the provisioned system or services will be available to the S&E community through an open peer-reviewed national allocation process and be supported by the community and other support services [such as those currently supported through eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) 2.0 project-managed allocations recommended by the XSEDE Resource Allocation Committee (XRAC), and other activities intended to foster efficient coordination across resources], or an NSF-approved alternative that may emerge.

This webinar will orient potential proposers on the ACSS program, clarify changes from the previous solicitation, describe various details of NSF 20-606, and provide a Q&A session to help improve the quality of proposals.

 Please register for the webinar at:

 The webinar presentation, audio file, and transcript will be available below under "Public Attachments" after the webinar is over.

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Meeting Type
Lecture, Webcast

Alejandro Suarez, (703) 292-7092, email:

NSF Related Organizations
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering