Blue Waters Annual Report 2017 book
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are having trouble downloading the template from the link in an email, please try this link.
We have word limits because in a print document, there is only so much space. Each team is allotted two pages in the Annual Report book, which amounts to about 800-1000 words, depending on image size and number.
Follow the Citation Style Guide posted on the Blue Waters portal. Click here to download the citation style guide.
We want to make sure we can fully cite any references or publications so it is easy for readers to track them down. Standardizing the format makes sure we get all that information and that the reader knows where to find each piece. Click here to download the citation style guide.
Ideally images should be 300 dpi (dots per inch) and at least 2,625 pixels wide; however 300 dpi quality resolution is more important than width. Color images are encouraged.
If you reference the image within your text, it ties the image to your research better and makes the entire document more cohesive.
Click here to submit your 2017 Blue Waters annual report. The annual report will again be distributed to NSF, users, and a variety of other Blue Waters stakeholders.
The Blue Waters Project Office does not receive the annual report you send to NSF. The structure of the research summaries for the book is somewhat different than that of the NSF annual reports; the summary for the book is likely shorter and a more flowing narrative. In addition, the book is aimed at a wider audience (detailed in the next question).
We send the book to Blue Waters partners and users, leadership at the National Science Foundation, Cray and other vendors associated with Blue Waters, individuals at other funding agencies (DoE, NIH etc.), Blue Waters staff, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign administrators, and other people related to the HPC industry like leaders at national labs and media contacts.
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