|The science of the
21st century demands computational capability well beyond what is available
today. These demands cannot be met by simply fielding a computer that is #1
on the Top500 list. Rather, breakthrough science and engineering requires: an
architecture well suited for scientific applications; a computational
environment that ensures effective utilization of that architecture for
scientific discovery; a best-in-class communications network and data
management infrastructure; and teams of leading experts applying this
capability to critical research challenges.
National Leadership Computing Facility (NLCF) engages a world-class team from
national laboratories, research institutions, computing centers,
universities, and vendors to take a dramatic step forward to field a new
capability for high-end science. Our team offers the Office of Science an
aggressive deployment plan, using technology designed to maximize the
performance of scientific applications, and a means of engaging the
scientific and engineering communities.
|The NLCF will
provide the nationís most powerful open resource for capability computing,
and we propose a sustainable path that will maintain and extend national
leadership for the Office of Science in this critical area.
|We will describe how
the NLCF brings together world-class researchers; a proven, aggressive, and
sustainable hardware path; an experienced operational team; a strategy for
delivering true capability computing; and modern computing facilities
connected to the national infrastructure through state-of-the-art networking
to deliver breakthrough science. Combining these resources and building on
expertise and resources of the partnership, the NLCF will enable scientific
computation at an unprecedented scale.