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Video: TACC's Dr. Kelly Gaither Testifies at House Subcommittee on Research

There is no doubt that the Sequester is putting extreme pressure on critical R&D in this country. As members of the HPC community, how can we help to ensure that we continue to fund important supercomputing research?

In this video from February 15, 2013, the House Subcommittee on Research holds a hearing on Applications for Information Technology Research & Development.

Witnesses:

  • Dr. Kelly Gaither, Director, Visualization Lab, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas, Austin
  • Dr. Kathryn McKinley, Principal Researcher, Microsoft
  • Dr. Ed Lazowska, Bill and Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

The topic of this afternoon’s hearing, Applications for Information Research & Development, is important to our national security, global competitiveness and technological innovation. This hearing will provide us with examples of practical applications and the benefits of Federal investment in networking and information technology R&D. The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program, or NITRD, was originally authorized in 1991 in the High Performance and Computing Act. It coordinates the networking and information R&D efforts of 15 Federal member agencies, including DHS, NASA, NIH, EPA and the Department of Energy. The program is the main R&D investment portfolio of member agencies in networking, computing, software, cyber security and related information technologies totaling over $3.7 billion in FY2013.

On behalf of insideHPC, I just want to say, “Great job, Kelly!” Read the Full Story.

Comments

  1. Ed Kornkven says:

    “There is no doubt that the Sequester is putting extreme pressure on critical R&D in this country.”

    I for one doubt it, Rich. What “extreme pressure” has the sequester brought to “critical” R&D? I know we have our fears of what the future might hold, but overstating present reality isn’t going to help anyone. If the US debt growth really cannot be sustained, and if it cannot be overcome by economic growth, then we are in for more funding pressure in HPC, not less. If HPC is good for the country, then so is coming to terms with unsustainable spending. Honesty with the taxpayers would be a good start in approaching the problem, because we have some real hard decisions ahead of us in this country.

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