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 ``Department of Energy High-End Computing Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
Section 2 of the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 (15 U.S.C. 5541) is amended by striking paragraphs (1) through (5) and inserting-- (1) Co-design.--The term ``co-design'' means the joint development of application algorithms, models, and codes with computer technology architectures and operating systems to maximize effective use of high-end computing systems. (2) Department.--The term ``Department'' means the Department of Energy. (3) Exascale.--The term ``exascale'' means computing system performance at or near 10 to the 18th power floating point operations per second. (4) High-end computing system.--The term ``high-end computing system'' means a computing system with performance that substantially exceeds that of systems that are commonly available for advanced scientific and engineering applications. (5) Institution of higher education.--The term ``institution of higher education'' has the meaning given the term in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)). (6) National laboratory.--The term ``National Laboratory'' means any one of the seventeen laboratories owned by the Department. (7) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Energy.
SEC. 3. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HIGH-END COMPUTING RESEARCH AND...