Tag: ostp

D.C. Workshop Strives to Keep NSCI Flame Burning and Growing

Aug 1, 2016 |

Last Friday, almost exactly one year after President Obama’s Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), the Office of Science and Technology Policy held a workshop in Washington D.C. ostensibly to celebrate NSCI accomplishments so far – and there are many. Just as important, the meeting sought to (re)energize NSCI’s diverse stakeholders, many Read more…

Gonzalez Martirena of OSTP to Provide NSCI Update at HPC User Forum

Mar 29, 2016 |

With many questions still swirling around the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), IDC announced yesterday that Saul Gonzalez Martirena of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will provide an NSCI update at the HPC User Forum being held in two weeks. Launched with great fanfare as a Presidential Executive Order last July, NSCI Read more…

Next Steps for NSCI: Seeking to Ensure a Long and Lively Lifespan

Jan 27, 2016 |

It has been six months since the White House released the executive order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), the broad interagency research effort seeking to maximize the benefits of high-performance computing (HPC) research, development and deployment across the U.S. public and private sectors. Since then, each of the participating U.S. agencies has prepared Read more…

HPC User Forum Presses NSCI Panelists on Plans

Sep 17, 2015 |

In less than two months, the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) Executive Council must present its implementation plan. Just what that will look like remains a mystery but budgets, governance, and private-public partnering models were on the minds of attendees to last week’s HPC User Forum in Broomfield, CO, where the first public panels with Read more…

HPC User Forum Panel will Dig into NSCI’s Promise and Peril

Aug 17, 2015 |

What’s next for the National Strategic Computing Initiative? The HPC User Forum will start the process of answering that question by presenting the first public panel of speakers from NSCI lead agencies at its September meeting in Denver. Budgets, technology goals, industry collaboration, governance are all likely to be fair game at this meeting of Read more…

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.

Exascale Blood Dries on U.S. Axe

Apr 11, 2013 |

The federal R&D budget figures for 2014 have been released and as many suspected following last year’s pushback on the exascale timeline, there was no room left in the government wallet for one quintillion FLOPS. According to Dr. John Holdren, who remarked on the federal research and development…