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The objective of the DesignForward program was to initiate partnerships between DOE centers and vendors to accelerate the research and development of critical technologies needed for exa-scale computing.

The principal research areas of interest in the DesignForward program were in the general areas of system integration and interconnect technology. Broadly, the program was looking for proposals in the following areas:

  • System Integration,including new node technologies, new programming models, improvements in energy utilization, improvements in resilience and reliability, etc.
  • Interconnect Technology, including better overall design to integrate with communications usage and methods, better integration with processors and memory, new interconnect fabrics and better scalability, etc.

Learn more about this program and see proposals, statements of work and public documents from vendors.