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60NANB23D149

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Purpose/Scope: The UA High Performance Computing Center project, located at 709 Johnny Stallings Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will consist of new construction of an approximately 30,000 GSF building to serve the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), campus academic needs, and strategic partners. The project will include the purchase of HPC equipment and will provide an appropriate environment for the operation thereof.

In addition to the primary compute support space (data hall), the facility is also proposed to include a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility ("SCIF") to support critical work around water security and to provide support for other potential secure operations. The project will also include a new electrical substation of approximately 17,000 GSF. The proposed site is ideally located adjacent to Alabama Power high voltage transmission lines which will provide adequate capacity for current use and projected growth.

Activities to be performed: This project is a critical step in the advancement of the university's research and development capabilities as an R1 institution. Modeling and simulation on HPC resources are a critical factor in the success of research in science and engineering. State-of-the-art simulation, such as hydrological modeling, requires computing resources far beyond what is available from UA's current HPC platforms.

Expected outcomes: This project will drive substantial innovation and effectiveness of research.

Intended beneficiaries: The project greatly enhances overall institutional research effectiveness, increasing the university's productivity and innovation in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The availability of petascale-computational resources removes existing bottlenecks to the advancement of research requiring large-scale computational simulations, the training of complex artificial intelligence/machine learning models, and the development of new data science applications. As a result, the project will allow researchers to make scientific and engineering advances that are currently unavailable due to the university's limited computational capability.

Subrecipient activities: None.
Place of Performance
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0104 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Related Opportunity
None
University Of Alabama was awarded UA High Performance Computing Center Project Project Grant 60NANB23D149 worth $44,550,000 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in September 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Tuscaloosa Alabama United States. The grant has a duration of 3 years 4 months and was awarded through assistance program 11.617 Congressionally-Identified Projects.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 9/25/23

Period of Performance
9/1/23
Start Date
1/31/27
End Date
25.0% Complete

Funding Split
$44.5M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$44.5M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 60NANB23D149

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
60NANB23D149
SAI Number
60NANB23D149_0
Award ID URI
EXE
Awardee Classifications
Public/State Controlled Institution Of Higher Education
Awarding Office
1333ND DEPT OF COMMERCE NIST
Funding Office
1333ND DEPT OF COMMERCE NIST
Awardee UEI
RCNJEHZ83EV6
Awardee CAGE
77223
Performance District
AL-07
Senators
Tommy Tuberville
Katie Britt

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Construction of Research Facilities, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce (013-0515) Other advancement of commerce Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $44,550,000 100%
Modified: 9/25/23