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.
NITRD -> NITRD Groups -> HEC IWG
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.
Barry I. Schneider, Ph.D.
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.
November 13, 2018
Supercomputing (SC) 2018 Birds of a Feather - "What the heck is HEC?", Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (D168), Dallas, Texas
October 29-30, 2018
The Convergence of High Performance Computing, Big Data, and Machine Learning, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
November 15, 2017
Supercomputing (SC) 2017 Panel - “Blurring the Lines: High-End Computing and Data Science”, Denver, Colorado
November 15, 2016
Supercomputing (SC) 2016 Panel - “National Strategic Computing Initiative Update”, Salt Lake City, Utah
November 18, 2015
Supercomputing (SC) 2015 Birds of Feather - "U.S. Federal HPC Funding and Engagement Opportunities" - Austin, Texas
November 15, 2015
Supercomputing (SC) 2015 Panel - "Supercomputing and Big Data: From Collision to Convergence", Austin, Texas