FY08 Budget Detail: DOE’s Office of Science
As stated in a previous post about the FY08 Budget Request, Department of Energys Office of Science did well with a $296 million, or 7 percent, increase over the FY07 request. The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) request is $340.2 million, an increase of $21.5 million or 6.8 percent.
The ASCR has three overarching programs: Research in applied mathematics and computer science with a request of $82.8 million up from $69.6 million in the FY07 request; Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) with a request of $56.3 million up from $56.1 million in the FY07 request; and High-performance computing and network facilities and testbeds with a request of $201.1 million up from $193 million in the FY07 request.
Overall these are good numbers for computing, and science, and certainly help to make up for some of the recent lean years. As always, well keep you posted as we learn more and as the budget process goes forward on Capitol Hill.