The National Strategic Computing Initiative – Call for Papers


Submission deadline: 1 January 2018
Publication: September/October 2018

Guest editors: Barry Schneider (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and Rudolf Eigenmann (Purdue University)

The National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) is a US government initiative, launched in 2015, to accelerate scientific discovery and economic competitiveness by maximizing the benefits of high- performance computing (HPC) research, development, and deployment. The NSCI aims to address five strategic objectives: (1) accelerate delivery of a capable exascale computing system, (2) increase coherence between technology for modeling/simulation and data analytics, (3) establish a viable path forward in the post-Moore’s Law era, (4) increase the capacity and capability of an enduring national HPC ecosystem, and (5) develop US government, industry, and academic collaborations to share the benefits.

This special issue of Computing in Science & Engineering examines the state of NSCI three years after its launch. We solicit papers describing progress made to date in any of the five NSCI strategic objectives. Manuscripts of particular interest describe new HPC systems and application developments enabled by or resulting from the NSCI. Descriptions of applications that are both data- and compute-intensive and efforts that involve collaborations in government, industry, and academia are especially welcome.

Submissions Guidelines

We encourage authors to email the guest editors at to ask whether their topic is suited for the special issue. Please see the CiSE-specific author guidelines and the general author guidelines. Please submit electronically through ScholarOne Manuscripts, selecting this special-issue option.


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