HPCC agencies work in partnership with each other and industry and academia to develop cost-effective high performance computing and communications technologies. The HPCC Program fosters the development and use of advanced off-the-shelf technology so that research results and products are simultaneously available to support both Federal agency missions and the computational needs of the academic and private sectors.
HPCC research is carried out in close collaboration with industry, particularly manufacturers of computer and communications hardware, software developers, and representatives from key applications areas. A number of mechanisms are used to facilitate these interactions: consortia, contracts, cooperative agreements such as Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), grants, and other transactions. Some examples of these collaborations are:
The National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications meets with representatives from industry and academia. Major HPCC conferences and workshops held by HPCC agencies or addressing HPCC issues have included a number of representatives from industry and academia as well. Further details about these activities are presented in the Program Management section.