Friday, May 06, 2005

An Endless Frontier Postponed

Science has a special issue on Distributed High Performance Computing including an article Service-Oriented Science by Chicago's own Ian Foster. The must read is an editorial An Endless Frontier Postponed by Ed Lazowska and Dave Patterson.
At a time when global competitors are gaining the capacity and commitment to challenge U.S. high-tech leadership, this changed landscape threatens to derail the extraordinarily productive interplay of academia, government, and industry in IT. Given the importance of IT in enabling the new economy and in opening new areas of scientific discovery, we simply cannot afford to cede leadership. Where will the next generation of groundbreaking innovations in IT arise? Where will the Turing Awardees 30 years hence reside? Given current trends, the answers to both questions will likely be, "not in the United States."
Also from the CRA:
The timing of the issue also couldn't be better, given that the House Science Committee will hold a full committee hearing on "The Future of Computer Science Research in the U.S." on Thursday, May 12th. You can watch it live on the Science Committee's real-time webcast (also archived).

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  1. Dr. Tom Leighton, will present testimony tomorrow before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science.

    Dr. Leighton, one of the world's pre-eminent authorities on algorithms for network applications, will speak on "The Future of Computer Science Research in the U.S." Dr. Leighton's testimony will address:

    * What role does cyber security research conducted at universities play in the development of cyber security tools and the implementation of good cyber security practices by U.S. companies?
    * How have the composition and activities of the cyber security research community changed in recent years?
    * How has federal support for cyber security research changed in recent years?

    When: Thursday, May 12, 2005
    10:00 a.m. ET

    Where: Washington DC, U.S. House of Representatives
    Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318

    The testimony will also be webcast live at