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High-Performance Computing, National Security Applications, and Export Control Policy at the Close of the 20th Century
Policy Brief

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May 1998

If high-performance computing (HPC) export control policy is to be effective, three basic premises must hold:

  • There exist problems of great national security importance that require high-performance computing for their solution, and these problems cannot be solved, or can only be solved in severely degraded forms, without such computing assets.

  • There exist countries of national security concern to the United States that have both the scientific and military wherewithal to pursue these or similar applications.

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