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Van Snyder Van.Snyder
Thu Nov 19 21:04:17 EST 2015

TITLE:    Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) (nsf16507) |
           NSF - National Science Foundation

Program Solicitation:
NSF 16-507

Full Proposal Deadline Date:
January 19, 2016 (5 p.m. proposer's local time)


Computing systems have undergone a fundamental transformation from the
single-core processor-devices of the turn of the century to today's
ubiquitous and networked-devices with multicore/many-core processors
along with warehouse-scale computing via the cloud. At the same time,
semiconductor technology is facing fundamental physical limits and
single-processor performance has plateaued. This means that the
ability to achieve predictable performance improvements through
improved processor technologies alone has ended. Thus, parallelism has
become critically important.

The Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) program aims to
support groundbreaking research leading to a new era of parallel
computing. Achieving the needed breakthroughs will require a
collaborative effort among researchers representing all areas -- from
services and applications down to the micro-architecture -- and will
be built on new concepts, theories, and foundational principles. New
approaches to achieving scalable performance and usability need new
abstract models and algorithms, new programming models and languages,
and new hardware architectures, compilers, operating systems and
run-time systems, and must exploit domain and application-specific
knowledge. Research is also needed on energy efficiency, communication
efficiency, and on enabling the division of effort between edge
devices and clouds.

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