Exascale Bills Coming Up for Consideration in Congress

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Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin

Over at the Daily Herald, Senator Dick Durbin and Dr. Eric Isaacs from Argonne write that Congress will soon consider a pair of important bills designed to keep America in the forefront of supercomputing.

As we look ahead, it’s clear that the road to exascale computing will require substantial public investment. But that expense must be measured against the enormous long-term costs our nation will face if we abandon our quest for leadership in high-performance computing. The country that wins the race to achieve exascale computing capabilities will gain significant intellectual, technological and economic advantages over other nations.

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