A2C2 provides proposal support assistance to our research community, particularly in the form of “letters of support,” answering questions and discussion of the support that we can provide on grants that require advanced computing resources. Below is the “letter of support” template that we can customize specifically to your grant and verbiage that can add to your proposal. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions or if you require a customized “letter of support” for your grant proposal; please provide the name of your proposal, the funding agency that you will submit your proposal to and your contact information.
LETTER OF SUPPORT
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The A2C2 represents ASU’s investment in centralized research computing and supports (a) high-performance computing with two Community Clusters each with about 1,000 cores interconnected with high-speed Infiniband and access to six K-40M NDIVIA GPUs and six 60-core Intel Phi processors; (b) high-throughput computing with about 400 serial cores; and (c) high-memory computing with a 32 core 1TB RAM symmetric multiprocessing machine. All of the compute nodes have access to 400TB of high-speed scratch storage and a 1.5PB capable mass storage system. These cycle and storage resources have a 40 Gbps fiber link to the Campus Science DMZ and an Internet2 100 Gbps ethernet outside of ASU. The data center in ISTB1 is a 5,000 sq ft facility with 2.5 MW of power, chilled water and chilled air from ASU’s physical plant, as well as local chilled water systems, redundant UPS systems, and a back-up power diesel generation plant. In addition to the physical infrastructure, the A2C2 hosts a team of advanced operations and software application professionals who lead delivery of the hardware, software stack, and network cyberinfrastructure to campus researchers.