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Office of Technology Assessment, Seeking Solutions: High Performance Computing for Science (OTA-BP-TCT-77) (Mar. 1991) (full-text).


The OTA was asked by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Senate Committee on Commerce and Transportation to examine the role that high-performance computing, networking, and information technologies are playing in science and engineering, and to analyze the need for Federal action. An OTA background paper,[1] released in September 1989, explored and described some key issues. This background paper examines high-performance computing as part of the infrastructure proposed in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) initiative.