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.
- 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.