Chairmen of the House Science and National Labs Caucus believe supercomputers offer endless innovation possibilities for U.S. government, academic and commercial organizations, they wrote in an opinion piece published Monday in The Hill newspaper.
Reps. Randy Hultgren, Chuck Fleischmann, Chaka Fattah, Ben Ray Lujan said advanced computing systems can help domestic businesses drive productivity and compete in the international market.
“These computers have sped up the pace of oil discovery, helped design new materials, rooted out fraud in consumer transactions and contributed to countless other innovations,” they stated.
The House lawmakers added multiple industries also use data analytics tools that are based on supercomputer technology to help them gain new ideas, expand into new markets and create jobs that fuel economic investment.
They also called on other members of Congress to approve funding for the Energy Department‘s Advanced Scientific Computing Research initiative, which aims to build exascale machines that would extract insights from big data.