S.3459 - Department of Energy High-End Computing Improvement Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] (Introduced 07/31/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||07/31/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3459 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/31/2012)
Department of Energy High-End Computing Improvement Act of 2012 - Renames the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 as the Department of Energy High-End Computing Act of 2012.
Defines "exascale computing" as computing through the use of a computing machine that performs near or above 10 to the 18th power floating point operations per second.
Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to: (1) conduct a research program to develop exascale computing machines to promote DOE missions; (2) coordinate the development of such machines across all applicable DOE agencies; and (3) implement the program through an integration of application, computer science, and computer hardware architecture using public-private partnerships to ensure that exascale computing machines are capable of solving DOE target applications and scientific problems.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2013-FY2015.