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Computing Research News

May 2007 Vol. 19/No. 3     ∫ Download PDF Version - 775 KB

Congress on Track to Continue Increases for Science

House, Senate Budget Resolutions Provide Funding ‘Room’ for R&D Agencies

By Peter Harsha Full Article

Before leaving on their traditional two-week spring recess, members of the House and Senate approved their respective versions of the Fiscal Year 2008 Congressional Budget Resolution, with each providing space beneath the budget caps for increased funding for key federal science agencies. While the differences between both versions will have to be resolved in a compromise resolution when both chambers resume work in late April, the similar treatment of science accounts in both versions of the resolution bodes well for the agencies in the upcoming FY 08 appropriations process.

The Computing Community Consortium – The Way Forward

By Andy Bernat and Ed Lazowska Full Article

In November’s CRN we announced that the National Science Foundation had chosen CRA to establish the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), whose goal is to create venues for community participation in developing research visions and stimulating new research activities for our field. The interim Computing Community Consortium Council has been working to roll out the new CCC activity. Here we’d like to give you a snapshot of our thinking.

Computing: It’s Hip and It’s Cool

Musings from the Chair

By Dan Reed, CRA Board Chair Full Article

Each February, CRA organizes an annual summit of the presidents, executive directors and other senior policy leadership of CRA, its six affiliate societies—AAAI, ACM, CACS/AIC, IEEE-CS, SIAM, and USENIX—and the NRC's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) to discuss issues of common concern. Immediately following the summit, CRA’s winter board meeting begins. This year the major topics of both the summit and board meeting were computing’s image, research funding, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), and education.

CRA Elects New Board Members; Re-Elects Officers

By CRA Full Article

CRA Elects New Board Members; Re-Elects Officers

Tapia Conference to Focus on Passion, Diversity, and Innovation

Tapia and Hopper Celebrations Co-locating in Orlando in October

By Monica Martinez-Canales Full Article

This October 14-17, more than 400 students, professors, and researchers will gather at the Disney Hilton in Orlando, Florida for the fourth Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference. Held every two years, the Tapia Conference provides a welcoming and supportive setting for all participants and particularly for students from under-represented groups. This year’s theme is “Passion in Computing—Diversity in Innovation.”

Scientific Computing at the Forefront – Los Alamos National Laboratory

By Bill Feiereisen, Chief Technologist Full Article

arge laboratories like Los Alamos (LANL) provide the opportunity to apply high performance computing (HPC) to science problems at a scale scarcely matched elsewhere. But perhaps more importantly, they have the assignment to answer the questions posed by “missions,” the major responsibilities that each lab is charged to answer. In this article I want to show you some of the exciting computational science at Los Alamos, and then tell you about computing developments that make this possible.

CRA Announces Three Service Award Winners

By CRA Full Article

CRA is pleased to announce the winners of its 2007 Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann awards.

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