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    The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program's member agencies coordinate their NITRD research activities and plans by Program Component Areas (PCAs) or program focus areas. For each PCA, agency representatives meet in an Interagency Working Group (IWG) to exchange information and collaborate on research plans and activities such as testbeds, workshops, and cooperative solicitations.

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High End Computing

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  • High End Computing
    (HEC IWG)

    The HEC IWG coordinates the activities of the Enabling R&D for High-Capability Computing Systems (EHCS) and High-capability Computing Systems Infrastructure and Applications (HCSIA) Program Component Areas.

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High End Computing (HEC)
Interagency Working Group (IWG)




Overview

The HEC IWG focuses on R&D for advancing high-capability computing and revolutionary computing paradigms, as well as providing the Nation with state of the art compute, communication, software, and associated infrastructure.

HEC R&D (known as EHCS) includes R&D of increasingly capable computing technologies and emerging computing technologies, such as quantum computing, neuromorphic computing, and other novel computing technologies, as well as support for hardening of research software. These have the potential to lay the foundation to extend U.S. global computing leadership, spur technological innovations, and create new economic opportunities. HEC R&D includes, but is not limited to, R&D of hardware (e.g., microarchitecture, memory subsystems, interconnect, packaging, I/O, and storage), software (e.g., operating systems, languages and compilers, development environment, algorithms), and system technology (e.g., system architecture, programming models) for high capability compute-intensive and data-intensive computing. HEC R&D includes fundamental research, applied R&D, technology development and demonstration, test and evaluation, technology transfer, and development of future workforce who will advance the field of HEC.

HEC also focuses on providing computation- and data-intensive high-capability computing infrastructure and application (HCIA) to support agency mission needs and diverse initiatives that advance U.S. priorities. HCIA includes computation- and data-intensive systems and applications, associated software, communications, storage, and data management infrastructure, and other resources needed to enable agencies and the wider HEC community to fully utilize and exploit the capabilities of these infrastructure.

HEC IWG coordinates programs, budgets, and policy recommendations and facilitates information sharing among agencies for EHCS and HCIA.


See the HEC IWG Charter for more information.





HEC Chair and Co-Chair

Chair

Dr. Sandy Landsberg

Sandy Landsberg
Deputy Director, High Performance Computing Modernization Program
Department of Defense
10501 Furnace Road, Suite 101
Lorton, VA 22079
Tel: (703) 812-4453

Co-Chair

Barry I. Schneider, Ph.D.

Barry I. Schneider, Ph.D.
Staff Physicist
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Tel: (301) 975-4685




Federal High End Computing (HEC) Information Portal

Federal High End Computing (HEC) Information Portal Federal High End Computing (HEC) Information Portal

This portal provides information about opportunities to engage in U.S. Federal government high performance computing activities, including supercomputer use, software access, research opportunities, and related events. HEC IWG (Interagency Working Group on High End Computing) agencies provided the information contained in this portal. HEC IWG agencies are involved in various Federal activities in the HEC area including R&D and providing infrastructure and application.




Events

  • November 15, 2017
    Supercomputing (SC) 17 Panel - “Blurring the Lines: High-End Computing and Data Science”, Denver, Colorado


  • November 15, 2016
    Supercomputing (SC) 16 Panel - “National Strategic Computing Initiative Update”, Salt Lake City, Utah


  • November 18, 2015
    SC 15 Birds of Feather - "U.S. Federal HPC Funding and Engagement Opportunities" - Austin, Texas

    • Presenters: Ed Walker, NSF; Tsengdar Lee, NASA; Susan Gregurick, NIH; Darren Smith, NOAA; Lucy Nowell, DOE/SC; Frederica Darema, AFOSR; Kevin Newmeyer, DoD/HPCMP.


  • November 15, 2015
    Supercomputing (SC) 15 Panel - "Supercomputing and Big Data: From Collision to Convergence", Austin, Texas



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