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American Super Computing Leadership Act

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American Super Computing Leadership Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.

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05/19/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3361-3362)
05/19/2015Reported by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 114-122.
02/11/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber
05/20/2015SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
05/19/2015-5:46pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/19/2015-5:46pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3361-3362)
05/19/2015-5:35pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 874.
05/19/2015-5:35pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3361-3363)
05/19/2015-5:35pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/19/2015HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 87.
05/19/2015HouseReported by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 114-122.
03/04/2015HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
03/04/2015HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
02/11/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
02/11/2015HouseIntroduced in House

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology02/11/2015 Referred to
03/04/2015 Markup by
05/19/2015 Reported by H. Rept. 114-122
Senate Energy and Natural Resources05/20/2015 Referred to

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Passed House without amendment (05/19/2015)

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American Super Computing Leadership Act

(Sec. 3) Amends the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 with respect to: (1) exascale computing (computing system performance at or near 10 to the 18th power floating point operations per second), and (2) a high-end computing system with performance substantially exceeding that of systems commonly available for advanced scientific and engineering applications.

Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to: (1) coordinate the development of high-end computing systems across DOE; (2) partner with universities, National Laboratories, and industry to ensure the broadest possible application of the technology developed in the program to other challenges in science, engineering, medicine, and industry; and (3) include among the multiple architectures researched, at DOE discretion, any computer technologies that show promise of substantial reductions in power requirements and substantial gains in parallelism of multicore processors, concurrency, memory and storage, bandwidth, and reliability.

Repeals authority for establishment of at least one High-End Software Development Center.

Directs the Secretary to conduct a coordinated research program to develop exascale computing systems to advance DOE missions. Requires establishment through competitive merit review of two or more DOE National Laboratory-industry-university partnerships to conduct integrated research, development, and engineering of multiple exascale architectures.

Requires the Secretary to conduct mission-related co-design activities in developing such exascale platforms. Defines "co-design" as the joint development of application algorithms, models, and codes with computer technology architectures and operating systems to maximize effective use of high-end computing systems.

Directs the Secretary to develop any advancements in hardware and software technology required to realize fully the potential of an exascale production system in addressing DOE target applications and solving scientific problems involving predictive modeling and simulation and large-scale data analytics and management. Requires DOE also to explore the use of exascale computing technologies to advance a broad range of science and engineering.

Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress an integrated strategy and program management plan.

Requires the Secretary, before initiating construction or installation of an exascale-class computing facility, to transmit to Congress a separate plan detailing: (1) the proposed facility's cost projections and capabilities to significantly accelerate the development of new energy technologies; (2) technical risks and challenges that must be overcome to achieve successful completion and operation of the facility; and (3) an independent assessment of the scientific and technological advances expected from such a facility relative to those expected from a comparable investment in expanded research and applications at terascale-class and petascale-class computing facilities, including an evaluation of where investments should be made in the system software and algorithms to enable these advances.