senate Bill S3225A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the high performance computing program within the New York state foundation for science, technology and innovation

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Jan 29, 2014 print number 3225a
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Jan 31, 2013 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

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S3225 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3154-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3433
2009-2010: S7676

S3225 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the high performance computing program within the NYS foundation for science, technology and innovation; provides that such program will fund projects connecting researchers and businesses with NYS high performance computing resources.

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BILL NUMBER:S3225

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to the high performance computing program

PURPOSE: This legislation creates the High Performance Computing
Program within the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology
and Innovation (NYSTAR) that will select and fund projects to connect
researchers and businesses with New York State's high performance
computing resources.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The New York state Public authorities law is
amended by adding a new section 3154-a to establish the High
Performance Computing Program. The Foundation shall make funds
available for the program pursuant to a request for proposal process
to New York State academic research institutions or a partnership of
New York State academic research institutions. Requests for proposals
for the program shall begin August 2012, and be made every three years
thereafter. Each recipient of funds shall make an annual report.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation creates in law a process for
selecting New York state academic research institutions for the use of
the State's high performance computing resources, as well as funding
and reporting requirements.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: S.3433 - COMMERCE, ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS 2009-2010: 5.7676 - Passed Senate;
A.9405 - Died in Ways & Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: All funds for this program are subject to
available appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3225

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public authorities law, in relation to the high
  performance computing program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 3154-a to read as follows:
  S 3154-A. HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM. 1. THE HIGH  PERFORMANCE
COMPUTING  PROGRAM  IS  HEREBY  CREATED  WITHIN  THE  FOUNDATION FOR THE
PURPOSES OF SELECTING AND FUNDING PROJECTS THAT CONNECT RESEARCHERS  AND
BUSINESSES WITH NEW YORK STATE'S HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING RESOURCES.
  2.  FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE BY THE
FOUNDATION PURSUANT TO A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS TO NEW YORK  STATE
ACADEMIC  RESEARCH  INSTITUTIONS  OR  A  PARTNERSHIP  OF  NEW YORK STATE
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS.
  (A) APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE IN THEIR PROPOSAL:
  (I) A BUSINESS  PLAN  FOR  UTILIZING  THE  CAPABILITIES  OF  THE  HIGH
PERFORMANCE  COMPUTING  FACILITIES,  KNOWLEDGE,  AND EXPERTISE. THE PLAN
SHALL INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE GOALS TO BE ACHIEVED, PROPOSED ORGAN-
IZATION, PLANNED OPERATIONS, AND NECESSARY RESOURCES. IF A COLLABORATION
IS TO BE FORMED, A LISTING OF ALL PARTICIPANTS SHALL BE PROVIDED;
  (II) A DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM  WILL
CONTRIBUTE  TOWARD  FURTHER  RESEARCH  AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTU-
NITIES IN NEW YORK STATE, ENCOURAGE  RESEARCH  COLLABORATION  AND  INNO-
VATION  WITH  INDUSTRY,  PROVIDE  ACCESS  TO  HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
ASSETS BY SMALL BUSINESSES, BETTER LEVERAGE FUNDS FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT,
PRIVATE, AND NON-PROFIT SECTORS,  PROMOTE  JOB  CREATION  AND  WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT, AND INCREASE COMPETITIVENESS OF NEW YORK STATE COMPANIES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06901-01-3

S. 3225                             2

  (III)  ANY  PROVISIONS  FOR USING ADVISORY OR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES TO
GUIDE THE EFFORTS OF THE COLLABORATION;
  (IV) STAFFING, IMPLEMENTATION, AND PROGRESS MONITORING PLANS;
  (V)  PERFORMANCE METRICS, AND OTHER PROPOSED METRICS FOR EVALUATION OF
ECONOMIC IMPACT; AND
  (VI) DETAILED TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION.
  (B) THE FOUNDATION SHALL  MAKE  AWARDS  TO  NEW  YORK  STATE  ACADEMIC
RESEARCH  INSTITUTIONS  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL
SUCH AWARDS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
  3. HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM FUNDS  SHALL  BE  USED  FOR  THE
FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
  (A) APPLICATION SUPPORT;
  (B) SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT;
  (C) EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AND TRAINING;
  (D)  COMPUTATIONAL  SCIENTISTS, DOMAIN SCIENTISTS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERS,
AND OTHER APPROPRIATE PERSONNEL;
  (E) UTILIZATION OF NECESSARY COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE RESOURCES
AT ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS  HOSTING  HIGH  PERFORMANCE  COMPUTING
SERVICES; AND
  (F) OTHER COSTS AS DETERMINED BY THE FOUNDATION'S BOARD.
  4.  NO LATER THAN AUGUST FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, AND EVERY THREE
YEARS THEREAFTER, THE FOUNDATION SHALL ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
THE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM. AWARDS  SHALL  BE  MADE  BY  THE
FOUNDATION  WITHIN NINETY DAYS FOLLOWING THE ISSUANCE OF THE REQUEST FOR
PROPOSALS.
  5. EACH RECIPIENT OF FUNDS FROM THE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM
SHALL REPORT, ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN,  AND
ANNUALLY THEREAFTER TO THE FOUNDATION. SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) THE NAME OF EACH GRANT RECIPIENT AND THE AMOUNT AWARDED;
  (B) PARTICIPANTS IN ANY COLLABORATION;
  (C)  A DESCRIPTION OF THE INVESTMENTS MADE BY THE RECIPIENT AND COLLA-
BORATORS TO DATE AND PROGRESS OF ALL PROJECTS.  SUCH  INFORMATION  SHALL
INCLUDE  HOW  THE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM ENCOURAGES RESEARCH
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK  STATE,  ASSISTS  RESEARCH  COLLAB-
ORATION  AND  INNOVATION,  PROVIDES ACCESS TO HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
ASSETS BY  SMALL  BUSINESSES,  PROMOTES  WORKFORCE  DEVELOPMENT,  BETTER
LEVERAGES  STATE  FUNDS,  AND  INCREASES THE COMPETITIVENESS OF NEW YORK
COMPANIES;
  (D) INFORMATION ON THE PROJECTED ECONOMIC IMPACT,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT
LIMITED TO JOB CREATION, AND NEW REVENUE SOURCES FROM NON-STATE FUNDING;
AND
  (E) ANY SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS THE FOUNDATION DEEMS NECESSARY.
  THE  FOUNDATION  SHALL FORWARD TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE THE
INFORMATION SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND AN EVALUATION OF  THE
PERFORMANCE  OF  THE  HIGH  PERFORMANCE  COMPUTING  PROGRAM ON OR BEFORE
FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

S3225A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3154-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3433
2009-2010: S7676

S3225A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Establishes the high performance computing program within the NYS foundation for science, technology and innovation; provides that such program will fund projects connecting researchers and businesses with NYS high performance computing resources.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3225A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to the high performance computing program

PURPOSE: This legislation creates the High Performance Computing
Program within the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology
and Innovation (NYSTAR) that will select and fund projects to connect
researchers and businesses with New York State's high performance
computing resources.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The New York state Public authorities law is
amended by adding a new section 3154-a to establish the High
Performance Computing Program. The Foundation shall make funds
available for the program pursuant to a request for proposal process
to New York State academic research institutions or a partnership of
New York State academic research institutions. Requests for proposals
for the program shall begin August 2012, and be made every three years
thereafter. Each recipient of funds shall make an annual report.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation creates in law a process for selecting
New York state academic research institutions for the use of the
State's high performance computing resources, as well as funding and
reporting requirements.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: S.3433 - COMMERCE, ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS 2009-2010: S.7676 - Passed Senate;
A.9405 - Died in Ways & Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: All funds for this program are subject to
available appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3225--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business -- recommitted to the Committee on Commerce,
  Economic Development and Small Business in accordance with Senate Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  in  relation  to  the  high
  performance computing program

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 3154-a to read as follows:
  S  3154-A. HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM. 1. THE HIGH PERFORMANCE
COMPUTING PROGRAM IS  HEREBY  CREATED  WITHIN  THE  FOUNDATION  FOR  THE
PURPOSES  OF SELECTING AND FUNDING PROJECTS THAT CONNECT RESEARCHERS AND
BUSINESSES WITH NEW YORK STATE'S HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING RESOURCES.
  2. FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE BY  THE
FOUNDATION  PURSUANT TO A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS TO NEW YORK STATE
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS  OR  A  PARTNERSHIP  OF  NEW  YORK  STATE
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS.
  (A) APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE IN THEIR PROPOSAL:
  (I)  A  BUSINESS  PLAN  FOR  UTILIZING  THE  CAPABILITIES  OF THE HIGH
PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FACILITIES, KNOWLEDGE,  AND  EXPERTISE.  THE  PLAN
SHALL INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE GOALS TO BE ACHIEVED, PROPOSED ORGAN-
IZATION, PLANNED OPERATIONS, AND NECESSARY RESOURCES. IF A COLLABORATION
IS TO BE FORMED, A LISTING OF ALL PARTICIPANTS SHALL BE PROVIDED;
  (II)  A DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM WILL
CONTRIBUTE TOWARD FURTHER RESEARCH  AND  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT  OPPORTU-
NITIES  IN  NEW  YORK  STATE, ENCOURAGE RESEARCH COLLABORATION AND INNO-
VATION WITH INDUSTRY,  PROVIDE  ACCESS  TO  HIGH  PERFORMANCE  COMPUTING
ASSETS BY SMALL BUSINESSES, BETTER LEVERAGE FUNDS FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06901-02-4

S. 3225--A                          2

PRIVATE,  AND  NON-PROFIT  SECTORS,  PROMOTE  JOB CREATION AND WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT, AND INCREASE COMPETITIVENESS OF NEW YORK STATE COMPANIES;
  (III)  ANY  PROVISIONS  FOR USING ADVISORY OR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES TO
GUIDE THE EFFORTS OF THE COLLABORATION;
  (IV) STAFFING, IMPLEMENTATION, AND PROGRESS MONITORING PLANS;
  (V) PERFORMANCE METRICS, AND OTHER PROPOSED METRICS FOR EVALUATION  OF
ECONOMIC IMPACT; AND
  (VI) DETAILED TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION.
  (B)  THE  FOUNDATION  SHALL  MAKE  AWARDS  TO  NEW YORK STATE ACADEMIC
RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE TOTAL  AMOUNT  OF  ALL
SUCH AWARDS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
  3.  HIGH  PERFORMANCE  COMPUTING  PROGRAM  FUNDS SHALL BE USED FOR THE
FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
  (A) APPLICATION SUPPORT;
  (B) SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT;
  (C) EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AND TRAINING;
  (D) COMPUTATIONAL SCIENTISTS, DOMAIN SCIENTISTS,  SOFTWARE  ENGINEERS,
AND OTHER APPROPRIATE PERSONNEL;
  (E) UTILIZATION OF NECESSARY COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE RESOURCES
AT  ACADEMIC  RESEARCH  INSTITUTIONS  HOSTING HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
SERVICES; AND
  (F) OTHER COSTS AS DETERMINED BY THE FOUNDATION'S BOARD.
  4. NO LATER THAN AUGUST FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, AND  EVERY  THREE
YEARS THEREAFTER, THE FOUNDATION SHALL ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
THE  HIGH  PERFORMANCE  COMPUTING  PROGRAM.  AWARDS SHALL BE MADE BY THE
FOUNDATION WITHIN NINETY DAYS FOLLOWING THE ISSUANCE OF THE REQUEST  FOR
PROPOSALS.
  5. EACH RECIPIENT OF FUNDS FROM THE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM
SHALL  REPORT,  ON  OR  BEFORE DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, AND
ANNUALLY THEREAFTER TO THE FOUNDATION. SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) THE NAME OF EACH GRANT RECIPIENT AND THE AMOUNT AWARDED;
  (B) PARTICIPANTS IN ANY COLLABORATION;
  (C) A DESCRIPTION OF THE INVESTMENTS MADE BY THE RECIPIENT AND  COLLA-
BORATORS  TO  DATE  AND PROGRESS OF ALL PROJECTS. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL
INCLUDE HOW THE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM  ENCOURAGES  RESEARCH
AND  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT  IN  NEW YORK STATE, ASSISTS RESEARCH COLLAB-
ORATION AND INNOVATION, PROVIDES ACCESS TO  HIGH  PERFORMANCE  COMPUTING
ASSETS  BY  SMALL  BUSINESSES,  PROMOTES  WORKFORCE  DEVELOPMENT, BETTER
LEVERAGES STATE FUNDS, AND INCREASES THE  COMPETITIVENESS  OF  NEW  YORK
COMPANIES;
  (D)  INFORMATION  ON  THE PROJECTED ECONOMIC IMPACT, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO JOB CREATION, AND NEW REVENUE SOURCES FROM NON-STATE FUNDING;
AND
  (E) ANY SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS THE FOUNDATION DEEMS NECESSARY.
  THE FOUNDATION SHALL FORWARD TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE  LEGISLATURE  THE
INFORMATION  SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND AN EVALUATION OF THE
PERFORMANCE OF THE HIGH  PERFORMANCE  COMPUTING  PROGRAM  ON  OR  BEFORE
FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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