As NSFs Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) program heads toward its first deadline, the program staff will be launching a web cast on how to take advantage of this new cross-cutting funding initiative. The web cast will be held live on Thursday, November 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and program managers will be […]
CRA Government Affairs
The Computing Research Association (or CRA) has been involved in shaping public policy of relevance to computing research for more than two decades. More recently the CRA Government Affairs program has enhanced its efforts to help the members of the computing research community contribute to the public debate knowledgeably and effectively.
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On Tuesday (Nov. 13th), the President signed the FY 2008 Defense Appropriations conference report, making that bill the first of the twelve FY 08 appropriations bills necessary to fund the continued operation of government to grind its way through to passage (it’s now P.L. 110-116). The Defense bill includes just over $77 billion in funding […]
Computing pioneer Jim Gray, who went missing at sea January 28, 2007, and has not been found, will be honored with a tribute at U.C. Berkeley on March May 31, 2008. The tribute will have both a general session and a technical session. The technical session will feature presentations on a range of research areas […]
Every six months, the folks at Top500.org put together what has become the most-recognized metric of supercomputing speed and power, the Top 500 list. While there’s ongoing debate about the meaning and value of a top 500 ranking, it’s proven to be the most often-cited guide to where the “big iron” really is — touted […]
Last July, or maybe even a bit earlier, the members of the Task Force on the Future of American Innovation — an organization of high-tech companies and academic societies (CRA is a member) devoted to increasing federal support for basic research in the physical sciences, mathematics, computing and engineering — looked ahead at the calendar […]
“Veteran supercomputing researcher” and current CRA Board Chair Dan Reed, will leave his position at the University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and join Microsoft Research on December 3rd, he announced today. From his blog post: On December 3, I will embark on the next installment of my own future, which will place […]
An announcement from the Computing Community Consortium: November 5, 2007 Zegura to Chair GENI Science Council Ellen Zegura, Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named Chair of the GENI Science Council (GSC). The GSC was established by the Computing Community Consortium in February 2007 to articulate a […]
Questions about NSF’s new $52 million Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation initiative? The Chronicle of Higher Education is hosting a “Brown Bag” discussion on the topic with CDI program director Sirin Tekinay on Thursday, November 8th, at noon ET. You can submit your questions now and Sirin will join the discussion on Thursday with answers. As […]