Computing Research Policy Blog

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.

November 2007

Berkeley to Hold a Tribute to Jim Gray

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 […]

Top of the Top500 List More International

Every six months, the folks at 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 […]

Innovation Task Force Video Contest

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 […]

Dan Reed Heads to Microsoft Research

“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 […]

The Chronicle on Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation

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 […]