China eclipses U.S. to become undisputed king of supercomputers

You can thank the Clintons during their 90’s tenure for giving China its advantage today. As shown in the following posts, supercomputers were sold to the Chinese communist regime (as well as the Russians) through the U.S. Department of Commerce:

atomic2.html – CHINESE ARMY GETS U.S. SUPER-COMPUTERS FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS

cpu235.html – Super Computers for Russian Nuclear weapons labs

gao128.html – GAO/T-NSIAD-97-128 Sales of super computers to Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Labs

redsun.html – U.S. Super computers for Chinese Nuclear Weapons Labs

 

China is putting the U.S. firmly in the shade in the battle for supercomputer supremacy.

For the first time ever, China has taken the lead in the number of supercomputers on a closely watched list of the 500 fastest systems on the planet. It has 167, overtaking the U.S. at 165, according to the researchers who compile the ranking.

China has also strengthened its grip on the top of the list, with its machines taking both first and second place. And the new supercomputer that has leaped in at No. 1 — known as Sunway TaihuLight — is built completely on homegrown processors rather than drawing on U.S. chip technology. Continue reading

Russia’s Military Is Back

Earlier this year, in an address delivered on the day devoted to the “defenders of the Fatherland,” the Russian president proclaimed: “Ensuring Russia has a reliable military force is the priority of our state policy. Unfortunately, the present world is far from being peaceful and safe. Long obsolete conflicts are being joined by new, but no less difficult, ones. Instability is growing in vast regions of the world.”

This is not empty talk. The rhetoric has been matched by a concurrent allocation of resources; Russia is now engaged in its largest military buildup since the collapse of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago, with major increases in defense spending budgeted each year to 2020. Putin has pushed for this program even over the objections of some within the Kremlin who worried about costs and the possible negative impact on Russian prosperity; opposition to the expansion of military spending was one of the reasons the long-serving Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin left the cabinet two years ago.

The rest of the world is taking notice. Continue reading

Chinese hackers caught trying to steal secrets of our new stealth fighter as tens of thousands of cyber attacks are launched on jet manufacturer every week

  • Lockheed Martin said it was being targeted by hackers from China
  • Company is building new Joint Strike Fighter which is ‘invisible’ on radar
  • Team of ‘young geeks’ battling against cyber attacks at British base

Chinese cyber spies have been caught trying to steal the secrets of Britain’s most sophisticated combat jet, The Mail on Sunday has learned.

A covert unit within the Chinese Army has been using highly sophisticated cyber weapons in a desperate attempt to acquire classified information about the stealthy Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

Manufacturer Lockheed Martin claims it is thwarting tens of thousands of computer attacks every week to keep secure secrets about the jet – due to be in service with the Royal Navy and RAF by 2018. Continue reading