The NOAA Climate Modeling and Research System
In July 2009, NOAA and DOE completed a Work for Others (WFO) Agreement to enter into more sustained projects for the challenges which require a closer cooperation and understanding between DOE/ORNL and NOAA.
Under the terms of this Agreement, ORNL shall provide research collaboration and technical support for high performance computer and data systems that will deliver improved climate data and model experiments.
To further these research goals, ORNL is issuing Solicitation 6400009257 for a high performance computing and storage system tailored to meet Climate Modeling and Research mission requirements.
February 02, 2010
PLEASE NOTE: Clarification on the methods available for physical proposal delivery is provided here.
Section A, Block 5 of the Solicitation and Offer lists the US Postal Service (USPS) Address for UT-Battelle, LLC. This address may be used for delivery via a USPS carrier. However, delivery to this postal address via a commercial shipping carrier such as FedEx, UPS, DHL or similar may incur delays in delivery and notification.
Offerors that choose to use a commercial shipping carrier should have hard copies and physical media delivered to
Attention: Jo Ann Fitzpatrick
One Bethel Valley Road
Building 5700, Room G114, MS-6085
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Hand-delivery is also accepted. Hand-delivery of proposals may be coordinated with the ORNL Subcontracts Administrator, Jo Ann Fitzpatrick.
Offerors are reminded that commercial shipping carriers do not expressly guarantee delivery dates and times. To mitigate this risk, Offerors should ensure that an electronic version of their Proposal has been received by ORNL prior to the submission deadline.
Please note that the original Solicitation Announcement contains an error in the physical address for hand delivery, or delivery via a commercial shipping carrier. The correct address is shown above, and in the revised Solicitation Announcement posted below.
January 27, 2010
The general period for submitting questions and comments relative to the solicitation has closed. Exceptions will be made for items that are critical to an Offeror completing their proposal. Proprietary questions should be so marked.
January 15, 2010
Amendment 3 to the Solicitation has been released, affecting the Benchmark Instructions. Reference further information in the posted documents.
January 12, 2010
A revised version of the CM2-HR verification data file VERIFICATION_DATA has been posted to correct a typographical error for the value stated for abs_sw. Reference Questions and Answers for additional information.
January 7, 2010
Amendment 2 to the Solicitation has been released, affecting the due date for proposals, and the due date for questions. Offerors are encouraged to submit any questions regarding this Solicitation and Offer at their earliest opportunity. Reference further information in the posted documents.
January 5, 2010
Amendment 1 to the Solicitation has been released, affecting the Benchmark Instructions. Reference further information in the posted documents.
December 29, 2009
A revised version of the GFS source code file gfidi_hyb.f has been posted. Reference Questions and Answers for additional information.
December 23, 2009
The following Solicitation materials are posted. Offerors should ensure that they are working from released documents, and have discarded any DRAFT versions of either Attachment A: Technical Specification, or Attachment D: Benchmark Instructions.
Questions and comments concerning the materials in this Solicitation are welcome, subject to the published schedule.
Potential Offerors are instructed to contact Jo Ann Fitzpatrick, ORNL Subcontract Administrator for the NOAA CMRS Solicitation, in writing, about any aspect of this Solicitation prior to contract award.
Questions that are proprietary, company sensitive, or business sensitive should be so marked.
|Last Update||Item Description|
|02/01/2010||Solicitation Announcement, Revision 1||(.pdf)|
|01/05/2010||Solicitation 6400009257, Amendment 1||(.pdf)|
|01/07/2010||Solicitation 6400009257, Amendment 2||(.pdf)|
|01/15/2010||Solicitation 6400009257, Amendment 3||(.pdf)|
|12/23/2009||Attachment A: Technical Specification||(.pdf)|
|12/23/2009||Attachment B: Evaluation Criteria||(.pdf)|
|12/23/2009||Attachment C: Proposal Preparation Instructions||(.pdf)|
|01/15/2010||Attachment D: Benchmark Instructions, Revision 2||(.pdf)|
|01/05/2010||Attachment D: Benchmark Instructions, Revision 1||(.pdf)|
|12/23/2009||Attachment D: Benchmark Instructions||(.pdf)|
|12/23/2009||Attachment E: Acceptance Test||(.pdf)|
|12/23/2009||Attachment F: Acronym List||(.pdf)|
Other Posted Materials
|Last Update||Item Description|
|01/12/2010||CM-HR: Corrected Verification Test File - VERIFICATION_DATA||(ascii)|
|12/29/2009||GFS: Revised Source Code - gfidi_hyb.f||(.f)|
|12/23/2009||Throughput Benchmark Spreadsheet||(.xls)|
|12/01/2009||sfcanl.190.2007070100.le.gz (6891.14 KB) GFS little-endian input||(.gz)|
|12/01/2009||sfcanl.2007070100.le.gz (29.45 MB) GFS little-endian input||(.gz)|
|12/01/2009||siganl.190.2007070100.le.gz (50.38 MB) GFS little-endian input||(.gz)|
|12/01/2009||siganl.2007070100.le.gz (360.7 MB) GFS little-endian input||(.gz)|
|11/13/2009||SAMPLE CM-CHEM and CM2-HR reference output||(.tar.gz)|
|10/28/2009||SAMPLE CM2-HR output file||(ascii)|
|10/15/2009||CM-HR-tput script Right-Click/Save to prevent execution||(.csh)|