Purpose

The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to provide the DOE Office of Science and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Defense Programs with information for responding to a request from the House Energy and Water Development subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee and for planning the DOE exascale program.  See the links on this page to the RFI Documents for more information.

Responses are due no later than 4:00 PM CDT on or before September 2, 2011.  Responses should not exceed 50 pages.  Responses as well as questions about the RFI should be submitted electronically to Karl D. Duke at kduke@anl.gov.

A Pre-Response Telephone Conference will be held at noon CDT on July 28, 2011. RFI questions for the phone conference must be submitted via e-mail on or before 4:00 PM CDT on July 20, 2011. Meeting information and answers to pertinent questions will be posted to this web page.  It is your responsibility to check this page for new information.

Please Reference: RFI No. 1-KD73-I-31583-00 on all transmittals related to this RFI.

All responses to this RFI will be nonbinding.  Also, this RFI does not commit Argonne to pay any cost for the preparation and submission of any information in response to this RFI.

Added July 23, 2011:  We prefer that your response to this Request For Information (RFI) consist of a single PDF file, but we will accept a Microsoft Word file as well.  We request that your response be organized in sections to show each of our questions listed in Attachment 1 -  Exascale Research and Development RFI, in order, immediately followed by your response to that question. We may not read any material after the 50th page.

Added July 28, 2011: A Pre-Response Telephone Conference was held on July 28, 2011. Questions and answers from that meeting have been posted to the Q&A tab.