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Should the U.S. National Labs be Reinvented for the Exascale Era?

A recent report from a nonpartisan working group has presented a well articulated argument for the reinvention of the U.S. National Labs so they can effectively deal with the challenges of the upcoming exascale and zettascale decades.

The working group consists of The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, The Center for American Progress, and The Heritage Foundation.

The Exascale Report recently reported on the daunting challenges facing the new Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz. Many in the HPC community hope he will establish a strong leadership position for DOE. There is deep-rooted concern throughout the community as the nation’s National Lab researchers and scientists watch the U.S. position of global technology leader give way to Chinese ingenuity, determination, and overwhelming technology research and development budgets.

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