Authors: Manish Parashar (National Science Foundation), Alejandro Suarez (National Science Foundation)
Abstract: The National Science Foundation's vision and investment plans for cyberinfrastructure (CI) are designed to address the evolving needs of the science and engineering research community. Program Directors from NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) will update attendees on new NSF cyberinfrastructure strategies and activities, and discuss the latest funding opportunities in advanced computing, software infrastructure, data infrastructure, networking, cybersecurity, and learning and workforce development. Presentations will also discuss Leadership Class Computing, the Research Core program, innovative capacity focused HPC, and NSF’s Big Ideas. Substantial time will be devoted to Q&A between attendees and NSF staff.
Long Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long invested in advanced cyberinfrastructure to accelerate science and engineering research. This BoF is will provide an update on NSF's strategy for cyberinfrastructure that addresses growing needs across science and engineering research domains, informed by an array of recent community inputs and reports. Presentations will cover NSF-wide investment strategies, and funding opportunities from the NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) across the spectrum of advanced computing, software, data infrastructure, networking, cybersecurity, and learning and workforce development. Also to be discussed are activities regarding Leadership Class Computing, a new Research Core solicitation, innovative capacity focused HPC systems, and other opportunities connected with NSF FY2019 priority areas. An important objective is to provide a forum for the research community to engage directly with OAC Program Directors with questions about programs and priorities, proposal ideas, and suggestions and concerns. OAC conducted a similar BoF at SC17 that was highly successful and very well attended. Anticipated outcomes include a better-informed research community, and submission of more innovative, potentially transformative proposals to NSF.
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