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High Performance Computing and Communications: Foundation for America's Information Future -- Supplement to the President's FY 1996 Budget.
First paragraph of the Executive Summary: America is entering the Age of Information. The future of U.S. leadership in advanced computing, communications, and information technology will be determined by long-term research and development conducted by government, industry, and academia. The Federal High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program continues to be a driving force for advancing these technologies and their application to challenges in science and engineering. The Program is cited as a model for multi-agency planning and coordination and helps provide the foundation for future investments in information and communications R&D that is the cornerstone of the emerging Global Information Infrastructure (GII). This report complements "America in the Age of Information," the Strategic Implementation Plan prepared by the Committee on Information and Communications (CIC) of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), to which the HPCC Program reports.