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National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications Archives 1936-2017 (bulk 1980-2017)
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Collection Scope and Content Note

Publications and reports, Congressional activities, meeting materials and minutes, Presidential Advisory Committee activities, conference and workshop materials, visual media used in presentations, correspondence, and transcripts document Federal HPCC Program and NCO/HPCC activities and accomplishments. The majority of materials in this archive were transferred from the NCO's original offices headquartered at NLM under the leadership of the NCO's first Director Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg; those documenting NASA and the Coalition for Academic Supercomputing Centers were compiled and donated by James R. Fischer and Susan Fratkin, respectively.

Together the collection represents materials about the need for what became the HPCC Program; the passage of the HPC Act of 1991 and subsequent bills, hearings, reports, and laws; the Program itself; and activities and publications of (a) the NCO, (b) HPCC agencies including NLM and NASA, (c) research universities, (d) the NREN and the Internet (ARPANET, predecessor to the Internet, had been created in 1969 by ARPA, an HPCC agency), (e) the President's IT Advisory Committee authorized in the 1991 Act, and (f) supercomputer centers, research labs, professional organizations including the Coalition for Academic Supercomputing Centers (CASC), corporations, and international organizations.

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