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H.R.2495: American Super Computing Leadership Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Randy Hultgren, R-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 22 (15 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced June 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

American Super Computing Leadership Act - (Sec. 3) Amends the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 with respect to: (1) exascale computing (computing system performance at or near 10 to the 18th power floating point operations per second), and (2) a high-end computing system with performance substantially exceeding that of systems commonly available for advanced scientific and engineering applications.

Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to: (1) coordinate the development of high-end computing systems across DOE; (2) partner with universities, National Laboratories, and industry to ensure the broadest possible application of the technology developed in the program to other challenges in science, engineering, medicine, and industry; and (3) include among the multiple architectures researched, at DOE discretion, any computer technologies that show promise of substantial reductions in power requirements and substantial gains in parallelism of m...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 9, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Sept. 8, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 8, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7260-7261)
Sept. 8, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2495.
Sept. 8, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7260-7263)
Sept. 8, 2014 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Sept. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
June 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.