S.3459 - Department of Energy High-End Computing Improvement Act of 2012

A bill 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. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill 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. as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Energy High-End Computing Improvement Act of 2012 as introduced.

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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 tha

Official Summary

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.

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