Wilkie: SC12 was all about the Science

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Over at Scientific Computing World, Tom Wilkie writes that SC12 was all about science.

Nervousness about the commitment of the US Government and the Congress to this sort of long-term investment in technology could be seen at the official SC12 press conference, where Dona Crawford, associate director, Computation, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, announced that the US Council on Competitiveness is to be funded to the tune of nearly one million dollars over the next three years to develop recommendations to Congress on extreme computing. Why should this be necessary, journalists at the press conference asked, when the Department of Energy had already sent to Congress, in February, its plan to build an exascale machine before the end of the decade.

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