Next Generation Computing Research and Development Act - H.R.3284

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"To provide for fundamental research programs in advanced scientific computing at the Department of Energy, and for other purposes."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-CA)
Summary of Selected Provisions
  • Directs the Department of Energy to create a program focused on developing computing capabilities that surpass those of exascale systems
  • Recommends Congress increase the annual budget of the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship program to more than $20 million to enable more graduate students to collaborate with researchers at the national laboratories
  • Directs DOE to create a program focused on reducing the energy required by advanced computing systems
  • Tasks DOE with upgrading its Energy Sciences Network to increase network reliability, cybersecurity, and bandwidth
Actions on the House bill: