The Office of Science of the Department of Energy has asked the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) for the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (OASCR) to assess the strategic priorities of the OASCR program [charge letter], focusing on the balance between the “core” research efforts and high performance computing facilities, and on the balance between more immediate research needs of current scientific applications and the long-term investments necessary to effectively utilize the high performance systems of the future. The ASCAC has formed a subcommittee to examine this issue. As part of that process the subcommittee is soliciting comments from the community, and the Krell Institute has agreed to provide this website to host those comments.
While 99.x% of you are not in the HPC arena, those that are should go make comments. The rest of you ought to take a look at some of the documents because it gives you some ideas about what's going on in HPC for the longer term politics.