(December 2, 2021)

The NITRD Subcommittee will hold a virtual public meeting to mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Act of 1991 and the launching of the High-Performance Computing and Communications Program, now known as the NITRD Program.

SC21 BIRDS OF A FEATHER: “From Exascale to Quantum and Beyond: The Future of Federal HPC R&D”

(October 29, 2021)

Thirty years has brought so much in the way of new emerging high-performance computing (HPC) technology to the United States and the global community. Why is 30 years an important marker in the computing world? It has been 30 years since the HPC Act of 1991 was signed into law and since then we have seen an explosion of data, supercomputers faster than the creators of Star Trek could have imaged, revolutionary types of computing – exascale, quantum, and neuromorphic – and more! This Act led to federally-funded IT R&D and the formation of the Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) program that would coordinate the R&D.

The HPC Act of 1991 Brings 30 Years of Ground-Breaking Innovations to NITRD: SC21 Birds of a Feather Session & Invited Talk

(October 22, 2021)

Federal research and development (R&D) investment in emerging technologies is critical to promoting and protecting American innovation and international science and technology (S&T) leadership. The Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) Program focuses its work on strategic R&D imperatives that lead to cutting-edge technologies and strengthens competitiveness. The NITRD Program was launched as the High-Performance Computing and Communication Program by the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Act of 1991 and reauthorized by Congress in the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2017.



(December 23, 2020)

The December newsletter includes many interesting areas for you to explore: * SNIPPETS: These are short descriptions with corresponding links to what NITRD’s Federal agency members are doing in scientific computing technologies, including work to help fight COVID-19, which is causing the global pandemic; * TOPIC OF THE DAY: We examine supercomputers and how they are tackling unique problems.