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SIAM Testifies on Supercomputing and American Technology Leadership

By Jim Crowley

On January 28, I testified before the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy that oversees the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The hearing was to review the DOE Office of Science program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), the program that funds advances in high performance computing hardware as well as the basic research programs in applied mathematics and computer science. I was invited to talk about the value of basic research funded by ASCR and challenges for the next wave of high performance computing.

Norman Augustine, formerly CEO of Martin Marietta and now of the Bipartisan Policy Center; Roscoe Giles, of Boston University and Chairman of the DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee; and Dave Turek, Vice President of Technical Computing at IBM also testified at the hearing.

The written testimony, submitted prior to the hearing, was prepared with the help of SIAM’s Committee on Science Policy, chaired by David Levermore, and Lewis-Burke Associates, a firm who assists our Science Policy Committee.

Read the full testimony:

James Crowley Written Testimony for House SST January 28 2015

   Jim Crowley is the executive director of SIAM.