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105 STAT. 1600 PUBLIC LAW 102-194—DEC. 9, 1991 mary responsibility for assisting colleges, universities, and libraries to connect to the Network; (3) the National Science Foundation shall serve as the primary source of information on access to and use of the Network; and (4) the National Science Foundation shall upgrade the National Science Foundation funded network, assist regional networks to upgrade their capabilities, and provide other Federal departments and agencies the opportunity to connect to the National Science Foundation funded network. (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—From sums otherwise authorized to be appropriated, there are authorized to be appropriated to the National Science Foundation for the purposes of the Program $213,000,000 for fiscal year 1992; $262,000,000 for fiscal year 1993; $305,000,000 for fiscal year 1994; $354,000,000 for fiscal year 1995; and $413,000,000 for fiscal year 1996. 15 USC 5522. SEC. 202. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION ACTIVI- TIES. (a) GENERAL RESPONSIBIUTIES. — As part of the Program described in title I, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall conduct basic and applied research in high-performance computing, particularly in the field of computational science, with emphasis on aerospace sciences, earth and space sciences, and remote exploration and experimentation. (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—From sums otherwise authorized to be appropriated, there are authorized to be appropriated to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the purposes of the Program $72,000,000 for fiscal year 1992; $107,000,000 for fiscal year 1993; $134,000,000 for fiscal year 1994; $151,000,000 for fiscal year 1995; and $145,000,000 for fiscal year 1996. 15 USC 5523. SEC. 203. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACTIVITIES. (a) GENERAL RESPONSIBIUTIES. — As part of the Program described in title I, the Secretary of Energy shall— (1) perform research and development on, and systems evaluations of, high-performance computing and communications systems; (2) conduct computational research with emphasis on energy applications; (3) support basic research, education, and human resources in computational science; and (4) provide for networking infrastructure support for energy- related mission activities. Ot») COLLABORATIVE CONSORTIA. — In accordance with the Program, the Secretary of Energy shall establish High-Performance Computing Research and Development Collaborative Consortia by soliciting and selecting proposals. Each Collaborative Consortium shall— (1) conduct research directed at scientific and technical problems whose solutions require the application of high-performance computing and communications resources; (2) promote the testing and uses of new types of high-performance computing and related software and equipment; (3) serve as a vehicle for participating vendors of highperformance computing systems to test new ideas and technology in a sophisticated computing environment; and