White House Releases Strategic Plan for Advanced Computing
Dec 7, 2020
The plan outlines the following strategic objectives:
- Utilize the future advanced computing ecosystem as a strategic resource spanning government, academia, nonprofits, and industry.
- Establish an innovative, trusted, verified, usable, and sustainable software and data ecosystem.
- Support foundational, applied, and translational research and development to drive the future of advanced computing and its applications.
- Expand the diverse, capable, and flexible workforce that is critically needed to build and sustain the advanced computing ecosystem.
The Council makes recommendations that would allow for the U.S. to pioneer new frontiers of digital and non-digital computation to address the scientific and technological challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. This is accomplished through implementing systems that will develop, broaden, and advance the Nation’s computational infrastructure and ecosystem by forging and expanding partnerships.
The plan calls on the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation to take the lead on implementing the listed recommendations to fast-track foundational R&D that can then be used to develop and deploy new computing applications.
The plan also focuses on educating and training a workforce that is able to meet the nation’s future computing needs. The plan calls on the lead agencies to foster a “diverse, capable, and flexible workforce” that can effectively leverage an advanced computing ecosystem.
To read the full strategic plan, please visit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Future-Advanced-Computing-Ecosystem-Strategic-Plan-Nov-2020.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=FYI&dm_i=1ZJN,753VO,M3WXSL,SWH52,1.