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Evolving the HPCCI. Recommendations from the NRC/CSTB 1995 Report

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Early in 1994 Congress asked the National Research Council to assess the goals, management, and progress of the High-performance Computing and Communications Initiative (HPCCI) and to determine how it needs to evolve to meet the challenges of the nation's information infrastructure. The NRC's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board convened a committee of 12 experts, which offered its assessment of the HPCCI in a recent NRC monograph. The results of this assessment are summarised: Evolving the HPCCI to support the nation's information infrastructure. Using Grand Challenge problems as a vehicle, the HPCCI has been generally successful in developing a better computing and computational infrastructure and increasing researcher-developer-user synergy. Having helped bring parallel computing into the mainstream, the HPCCI should continue to focus its considerable expertise on new computing and communications technologies, particularly those that support the improvement of the nation's information infrastructure

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Computer  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 6 )