Smarter, Not Faster, Is the Future of Computing Research – NYTimes.com

Smarter, Not Faster, Is the Future of Computing Research – NYTimes.com.

When China unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer in October, surpassing the quickest American machine, there was no shortage of hand-wringing. The Chinese dash to the top was seen as an unnerving loss of high-tech preeminence by the United States.

Anyone worried about America’s place in global computing in the future should have other concerns, according to a report last week to the White House and Congress.