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  • Main Title High performance computing and communications: Advancing the frontiers of information technology


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Computing, Information, and Communications, Washington, DC (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1997-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: This report, which supplements the President`s Fiscal Year 1997 Budget, describes the interagency High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program. The HPCC Program will celebrate its fifth anniversary in October 1996 with an impressive array of accomplishments to its credit. Over its five-year history, the HPCC Program has focused on developing high performance computing and communications technologies that can be applied to computation-intensive applications. Major highlights for FY 1996: (1) High performance computing systems enable practical solutions to complex problems with accuracies not possible five years ago; (2) HPCC-funded research in very large scale networking techniques has been instrumental in the evolution of the Internet, which continues exponential growth in size, speed, and availability of information; (3) The combination of hardware capability measured in gigaflop/s, networking technology measured in gigabit/s, and new computational science techniques for modeling phenomena has demonstrated that very large scale accurate scientific calculations can be executed across heterogeneous parallel processing systems located thousands of miles apart; (4) Federal investments in HPCC software R and D support researchers who pioneered the development of parallel languages and compilers, high performance mathematical, engineering, and scientific libraries, and software tools--technologies that allow scientists to use powerful parallel systems to focus on Federal agency mission applications; and (5) HPCC support for virtual environments has enabled the development of immersive technologies, where researchers can explore and manipulate multi-dimensional scientific and engineering problems. Educational programs fostered by the HPCC Program have brought into classrooms new science and engineering curricula designed to teach computational science. This document contains a small sample of the significant HPCC Program accomplishments in FY 1996.
  • Physical Description: 60 p.


  • Keyword: Research Programs
  • Keyword: Computers
  • Keyword: Computer Networks
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous
  • Keyword: Parallel Processing
  • STI Subject Categories: 29 Energy Planning And Policy
  • Keyword: Supercomputers
  • Keyword: Computer Codes
  • Keyword: Security
  • Keyword: Man-Machine Systems
  • Keyword: Uses


  • Other Information: PBD: [1997]


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE99000173
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/25232--T1-Pt.1
  • Grant Number: AI02-94ER25232
  • DOI: 10.2172/674852
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 674852
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707538


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE99000173