ERIC Number: ED340594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Seeking Solution: High-Performance Computing for Science. Background Paper.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This is the second publication from the Office of Technology Assessment's assessment on information technology and research, which was requested by the House Committee on Science and Technology and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The first background paper, "High Performance Computing & Networking for Science," published in 1989, framed the outstanding issues; this background paper focuses on the federal role in supporting a national high-performance computing initiative. Chapter 1, "High-Performance Computing and Information Infrastructure for Science and Engineering," discusses the goals of the initiative, the government's role, the structure of federal policy, major strategic concerns, and long-range planning needs. Chapter 2, "Policy Considerations for High-Performance Computing," describes the difficulties and barriers to advancing computer technology, providing access to resources, and expanding and improving usage. The purposes of these centers are also discussed in this section. Chapter 3, "High-Performance Computers: Technology and Challenges," discusses the research and development process and the evolution of computer technology. Brief descriptions of national and other high-performance computer facilities are appended. (KR)
Descriptors: Computer Centers, Computer Science, Financial Support, Government Role, Research and Development, Technological Advancement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.