Preannouncement: joint German-French-Japanese call for projects on exascale computing

Joint ANR, DFG and JST call: SPPEXA-2

The French National Research Agency (ANR) plans to issue a call for international collaborative projects, in conjunction with the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST). The initiative, known as Software for Exascale Computing, or SPPEXA-2, will support research in the interest of meeting the challenges entailed by the emergence of computing and data processing capacities on an unprecedented scale.

The SPPEXA-2 call for proposals will finance bilateral or trilateral collaborative projects of three years’ duration, with the goal of enabling German, French and Japanese teams to work together. The DFG will act as the lead agency for SPPEXA-2, i.e. it will be in charge of the reception and evaluation process. Funding decisions will be made jointly and each agency will finance its own country’s teams.

The call should be open from 15 September 2014 to 31 January 2015, and the projects that are ultimately selected are slated to get underway in January 2016.


Source: ANR

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