ECCN Numbers

If an application software package is export controlled, list the export classification number (ECCN). This is requested for all software that is not Open Source. If the code is subject to a different export control jurisdiction (e.g. Department of State ITAR, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Controls) please indicate an appropriate categorization.

Proprietary Information

Proprietary Data means data which embody trade secrets developed at private expense, where such data (a) are not generally known or available from other sources without obligation concerning their confidentiality; (b) have not been made available by the owner to others without obligation concerning their confidentiality; and (c) are not already available to the Government without obligation concerning their confidentiality.

Sensitive or Restricted Information

Principal Investigators are responsible for knowing whether their project uses or generates sensitive or restricted information. Department of Energy systems contain data only related to scientific research and do not contain personally identifiable information. Therefore, you should answer Yes if your project uses or generates data that falls under the Privacy Act of 1974 U.S.C. 552a. Use of OLCF resources to store, manipulate, or remotely access any national security information is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, classified information, unclassified controlled nuclear information (UCNI), naval nuclear propulsion information (NNPI), the design or development of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons or of any weapons of mass destruction. For more information contact the Office of Domestic and International Energy Policy, Department of Energy, Washington DC 20585 , 202-586-9211.

NSDD 189

NSDD 189 defines Fundamental Research as “basic and applied research in science and engineering, the results of which ordinarily are published and shared broadly within the scientific community, as distinguished from proprietary research and from industrial development, design, production, and product utilization, the results of which ordinarily are restricted for proprietary or national security reasons.” Publicly Available Information is defined as information obtainable free of charge (other than minor shipping or copying fees) and without restriction; which is available via the internet, journal publications, text books, articles, newspapers, magazines, etc.

Health Data

Health data is interpreted rather broadly; it includes any part of a patient’s medical record or payment history. In particular, the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines Protected health information (PHI) that must be treated with great care.

For more information on HIPAA and PHI see Health Information Privacy from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Open Source Software

Open Source software is publicly available software (source code) which is available for general distribution either for free or at a price that does not exceed the cost of reproduction and distribution. Frequently, this Open Source software is distributed under a license that grants the user the rights to use, copy, modify, prepare derivative works, and distribute that software without having to make royalty payments. Such distribution may include original or modified source code, other formats, and any derivative works thereof.

Not Open Source Software

For software that is not Open Source, the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) is requested. This is the number used in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations which characterizes the intended use of the application and associated export control requirements . If the code is subject to a different export control jurisdiction (e.g. Department of State, ITAR) please indicate an appropriate categorization.

Scaling Examples

An example of the kind of parallel performance data sought is given below.

Weak Scaling Example
nProc Time to Solution Ideal
64 10.50 10.50
128 10.45 10.50
256 10.42 10.50
512 10.40 10.50
1024 10.43 10.50
Weak Scaling Example
Strong Scaling Example
nProc Time to Solution Ideal
64 64.00 64.00
128 115.20 128.00
256 204.80 256.00
512 358.40 512.00
1024 614.40 1024.00
Strong Scaling Example 1
Strong Scaling Example
nProc Time to Solution Ideal
64 9600.00 9600.00
128 5333.33 4800.00
256 3000.00 2400.00
512 1714.29 1200.00
1024 1000.00 600.00
Strong Scaling Example 2