Microsoft Research is pleased to announce a new worldwide research Request For Proposals (RFP) - Power Aware Computing 2008-2009.

For full details, guidelines, eligibility and submission instructions, please visit: http://research.microsoft.com/ur/us/fundingopps/RFPs/PowerAware_RFP.aspx

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 14:00 PM PST (PST is -8 UTC/GMT)

Awards: The total amount available under the RFP is US$500,000. Microsoft Research anticipates making approximately 5 awards averaging US$100,000, with a maximum of US$150,000 for any single award. Awards are for 1 year.

Summary:   Rising prices and increasing demand have made energy a leading concern for computing. Some areas, such as mobile and embedded devices, have seen dramatic advances, yet the focus for general desktop, data center and HPC computing has remained firmly on pure compute performance. The intent of this RFP is to stimulate research across a broad range of fields to significantly increase the power efficiency of computing.

The specific details and objectives of the RFP are detailed at http://research.microsoft.com/ur/us/fundingopps/RFPs/PowerAware_RFP.aspx

Please address any questions about the RFP to kshearer@microsoft.com with “Power Aware Computing” in the subject line of your e-mail message to ensure a prompt and proper response