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House Bill Takes Aim at Exascale

Sep 10, 2014 |

The House of Representatives passed an exascale computing support bill Monday highlighting once again the link between next-generation HPC and national competitiveness. The American Super Computing Leadership Act of 2014 (H.R. 2495) seeks to “amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Read more…

America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Hearing

Nov 11, 2013 |

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to explore the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, which funds government research and development initiatives, essential for maintaining the country’s global position. Passed in 2007, the America COMPETES Act was intended to double federal spending in science Read more…

The Show Goes On…

Oct 10, 2013 |

SC13, the annual Supercomputing Conference, is set to take place next month, November 17-22, in Denver, Colorado. Because the annual event draws much of its attendee base from government agencies and national labs, the show’s organizers want to assure attendees that it will go on as planned regardless of how the government shutdown proceeds. SC13 Read more…

Maui High Performance Computing Center Plans Solar Farm

Sep 24, 2013 |

The Maui High Performance Computing Center is eager to proceed with the Maui Solar Initiative, since it was determined that the 1.5-megawatt solar farm would not significantly impact the environment.

Supercomputing Enables Climate Time Machine

Sep 23, 2013 |

Climate scientists use DOE supercomputers to provide independent confirmation of global land warming since 1901 – further evidence of anthropogenic global climate change. Project shows “predictions” not only possible, but also highly accurate…

Rising to the STEM Challenge

Sep 19, 2013 |

Around the world, community, industry and academic leaders bemoan the “skills gap,” the divide between the profile of those seeking employment and the actual requirements of the marketplace. As jobs become more knowledge-intensive, training for the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) takes on new urgency…

NSA’s ‘Secret War on Encryption’ Exposed

Sep 9, 2013 |

Documents made public by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden reveal that the National Security Agency (NSA) has thwarted or circumvented many of the privacy safeguards of the Internet as part of a highly classified program codenamed Bullrun…

DOE Supercomputer Hack Results in Guilty Plea

Aug 30, 2013 |

A 24-year old Pennsylvania man, Andrew James Miller, pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into Department of Energy supercomputers and attempting to sell stolen access credentials. Miller offered to sell an undercover FBI agent root access to NERSC systems for the sum of $50,000.

Federal Agencies Get Guidance On New Data-Sharing Mandate

Aug 23, 2013 |

Cancer statistics. Medicare fraud. Peanut recalls. Federal government agencies collect data on all types of phenomenon, and just about every piece of data is useful to somebody, somewhere, at some time. More of that data will find its way into the hands of the public and entrepreneurs thanks to the government’s new data sharing mandate, and this month, the government issued new guidelines telling federal agencies how to comply with the mandate.

GPUs Put Real-Time Defense on the Map

Jul 17, 2013 |

With ever more surveillance footage at home and abroad, there is an increasing need to handle, in near real-time, the immense processing required to sift through faces, spaces and signals. This week NVIDIA targeted the government and military geospatial intelligence community with a targeted stack of common packages for GeoInt (geospatial intelligence) developers and analysts….

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