Support expressed in Congress for U.S. high-performance computing


  • Randy Showstack


Advocates for a stronger U.S. position in high-performance computing—which could help with a number of grand challenges in the Earth sciences and other disciplines—hope that legislation recently introduced in the House of Representatives will help to revitalize U.S. efforts.

The High-Performance Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 would amend the earlier High Performance Computing Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194), which is partially credited with helping to strengthen U.S. capabilities in this area. The bill has the support of the Bush administration.