The impact of computing on scientific advancement

August 25, 2008

A new report from the National Research Council, THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF HIGH-END COMPUTING ON FOUR FIELDS OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, looks at scientific advances that could be achieved using high-end computing. The report - which focuses on the fields of astrophysics, atmospheric science, chemical separations, and evolutionary biology - identifies major scientific questions that will require high-end computing to address. The report also describes the requirements needed to address these questions and discusses the ramifications of postponing the use of high-end computing.
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Reporters may obtain copies by contacting the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu. Advance copies will be available to reporters only starting at noon on Monday, Aug. 25. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. ON TUESDAY, AUG. 26.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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