Abstract collage of science-related imagery

Advanced Computational Research

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The Advanced Computational Reseach (ACR) program focuses on the research and enabling technologies needed to advance the state of the art in high-end computing and computational science, and bring advanced computational capabilities to bear on fundamental science and engineering problems. Current focus areas include software systems and tools, visualization and data handling, and scalable algorithms. ACR also supports work on multidisciplinary analysis and design, heterogeneous computing, web-based meta-computing, computational steering and remote collaboration on high performance computing applications. An area of growing interest is algorithm scalabilty addressing such issues as latency-tolerant algorithms, and research into means to handle complex multi-level memory hierarchies.

The current Program Director for ACR is Xiaodong Zhang.  His home institution is the College of William and Mary, where he is a professor of computer science.  His area of expertise is high performance computing and systems, with emphasis on memory systems and distributed computing. While at NSF, however, he intends to support excellent research in all areas as described above.

Program contacts

Anton Jiggetts
Program Assistant
ajiggett@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910

Awards made through this program

Browse projects funded by this program
Map of recent awards made through this program