Report: US Competitiveness Called Into Question (Again)

A new report from the Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) claims the United States is in jeopardy of losing its leadership position in technology, science and innovation. The report, titled “Benchmarks 2019: Second Place America? Increasing Challenges to U.S. Scientific Leadership,” includes an overview of the global state of supercomputing as one of the metrics to gauge competitiveness. Here’s an excerpt: The U.S. invested heavily in both the physical infrastructure of supercomputers and the related research field of supercomputing in the 1980s and 1990s. The U.S. has reaped the benefits of this investment by being the world leader in computing fields and introducing several new products, including the internet. However, this supremacy is being challenged. Since TFAI’s 2005READ MORE