NCSA 30 | Smarr appointed to White House committee
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Smarr appointed to White House committee

Smarr appointed to White House committee

Larry Smarr, then-NCSA director and a pioneer in the movement to dramatically increase the number of academic and industrial researchers using supercomputers, was appointed as a member of the White House Advisory Committee for High Performance Computing and Communications, Information Technology, and the Next Generation Internet. The advisory committee offered guidance to the Clinton administration on accelerating development and adoption of vital information technologies in the next century. Smarr joins nineteen other members of the committee that is co-chaired by Ken Kennedy of the Center for Research on Parallel Computation Computation at Rice University.