Posted by Ken Farmer, Wednesday July 19 2006 @ 09:48PM EDT
Washington Technology: Used to assist with everything from intelligence work and cancer research to weather forecasting and consumer product design, supercomputers play an integral role in science and research, said a series of experts testifying before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness.
While the commercial applications are needed to support the development of high-performance computers, the science still relies heavily on the U.S. government for support, several speakers said.
Lawmakers agreed a national commitment to high performance computing is important.
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