Legislation

Apr 16 2013

S. 733

Long Title: To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Mr. Alexander, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Coons, Mr. Udall or New Mexico, Mr. Kirk, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Gillibrand.

Status:

  • April 16, 2013.--Introduced.
  • April 18, 2013.--Mrs. Gillibrand added as cosponsor.
  • April 22, 2013.--Mr. Sanders added as cosponsor.
  • April 25, 2013.--Mrs. Hagan added as cosponsor.
  • December 19, 2013.--Ms. Baldwin added as cosponsor.

S.733

ExaSCALE Computing Leadership Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 733 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 733

To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 16, 2013

Mr. ALEXANDER (for himself, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. HEINRICH, Ms. MURKOWSKI, Mr. COONS, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, and Mr. KIRK) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Exascale Computing for Science, Competitiveness, Advanced Manufacturing, Leadership, and the Economy Act of 2013' or `ExaSCALE Computing Leadership Act of 2013'.

SEC. 2. RENAMING OF ACT.

    (a) In General- Section 1 of the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 (15 U.S.C. 5501 note; Public Law 108-423) is amended by striking `Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004' and inserting `Exascale Computing for Science, Competitiveness, Advanced Manufacturing, Leadership, and the Economy Act of 2013'.
    (b) Conforming Amendment- Section 976(a)(1) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16316(1)) is amended by striking `Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004' and inserting `Exascale Computing for Science, Competitiveness, Advanced Manufacturing, Leadership, and the Economy Act of 2013'.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 2 of the Exascale Computing for Science, Competitiveness, Advanced Manufacturing, Leadership, and the Economy Act of 2013 (15 U.S.C. 5541) is amended--
      (1) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (5) as paragraphs (3) through (6), respectively;
      (2) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
      `(1) DEPARTMENT- The term `Department' means the Department of Energy.
      `(2) EXASCALE COMPUTING- The term `exascale computing' means computing through the use of a computing machine that performs near or above 10 to the 18th power floating point operations per second.'; and
      (3) in paragraph (6) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)), by striking `, acting through the Director of the Office of Science of the Department of Energy'.

SEC. 4. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HIGH-END COMPUTING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

    Section 3 of the Exascale Computing for Science, Competitiveness, Advanced Manufacturing, Leadership, and the Economy Act of 2013 (15 U.S.C. 5542) is amended--
      (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking `program' and inserting `coordinated program across the Department';
      (2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking `, which may' and all that follows through `architectures'; and
      (3) by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following:
    `(d) Exascale Computing Program-
      `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall conduct a research program (referred to in this subsection as the `program') to develop 2 or more exascale computing machines to promote the missions of the Department.
      `(2) PARTNERSHIPS- In carrying out the program, the Secretary shall establish 2 or more national laboratory-industry partnerships for the research and development of 2 or more exascale computing machines across all applicable agencies of the Department.
      `(3) CODESIGN AND APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT- The Secretary shall carry out the program through an integration of application, computer science, and computer hardware architecture using public-private partnerships to ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, 2 or more exascale computing machines are capable of solving Department target applications and scientific problems.
      `(4) PROJECT REVIEW- The exascale computing machines described in paragraph (2) shall be reviewed through a project review process.
      `(5) ANNUAL REPORTS- At the time of the budget submission of the Department for each fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that describes funding for the exascale computing program as a whole by functional element of the Department and critical milestones.
      `(6) FUNDING- The Secretary shall use existing funds to carry out the program.'.

SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 4 of the Exascale Computing for Science, Competitiveness, Advanced Manufacturing, Leadership, and the Economy Act of 2013 (15 U.S.C. 5543) is amended--
      (1) by striking `this Act' and inserting `section 3(d)'; and
      (2) by striking paragraphs (1) through (3) and inserting the following:
      `(1) $160,000,000 for fiscal year 2014;
      `(2) $200,000,000 for fiscal year 2015; and
      `(3) $220,000,000 for fiscal year 2016.'.