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High Performance Computing & Communications: Technology for a National Information Infrastructure -- Supplement to the President's Fiscal Year 1995 Budget.
From the Executive Summary: The Federal High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program was created to accelerate the development of future generations of high performance computers and networks and the use of these resources in the Federal government and throughout the American economy....
In his State of the Union speech on January 24, 1994, President Clinton called for connecting every classroom, library, clinic, and hospital in America into a "national information superhighway" by the year 2000. He said, "Instant access to information will increase productivity. It will help educate our children. It will provide better medical care. It will create jobs." The HPCC Program is helping to fulfill this vision by developing much of the underlying technology for the NII, enabling the development of National Challenge applications, and demonstrating a variety of pilot applications. National Challenges are fundamental applications that have broad and direct impact on the Nation's competitiveness and the well-being of its citizens, and that can benefit from the application of HPCC technologies and resources. They include crisis and emergency management, digital libraries, education and lifelong learning, electronic commerce, energy demand and supply management, environmental monitoring and waste minimization, health care, design of manufacturing processes and products, and public access to government information. Some of the early National Challenge applications, such as electronic commerce, will mature to become services in the NII, enabling a wider range of future National Challenge applications.