Sterling and Gropp Reflect on National HPC Strategy

“In order to maximize the benefits of HPC for economic competitiveness and scientific discovery, the United States Government must create a coordinated Federal strategy in HPC research, development, and deployment.” With these words, the President of the United States established the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) through Executive Order to implement this whole-of-government strategy in collaboration with industry and academia. Not since the signing of legislation in 1991 for the HPCC initiative has the nation articulated a bold and specific goal for the advancement of HPC and the benefits to be derived. While not over constraining the details of how exascale computing is to be achieved and exploited, this executive order establishes a national framework, objectives, and federal agency responsibilities across the government to regain international leadership and address the daunting technical challenges in the employment of exascale technologies.


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