Congress this week delves into issues involving America's advanced computing capabilities, including sweeping Senate legislation that would establish a high-speed network to link the nation's supercomputers.

Sen. Albert Gore Jr., D-Tenn., chief sponsor of the $1.75 billion measure, said such a network could be as important to the country's information future as the interstate highway system was in building up U.S. transportation over the past three decades."High-capacity fiber optic networks will be the information superhighways of tomorrow," he declared.