Chinese Supercomputers Threaten U.S. Security

One part of where this article goes wrong is the first opening sentence, as China has already eclipsed the United States in supercomputer technology.

However, at least Americans know who they can thank for giving China their threatening capability: Bill and Hillary Clinton through the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Another component of the problem is that the American security apparatus believes in the simple ‘patch and pray‘ fix due to high costs. In other words, they’re also reactive and not proactive… a grave difference.

 

Supercomputers play a vital role in the design, development and analysis of almost all modern weapons systems, said a report by the National Security Agency-Energy Department based on an assessment of China’s new supercomputer called the TaihuLight. Photo by: David Mercer

 

China is eclipsing the United States in developing high-speed supercomputers used to build advanced weapons, and the loss of American leadership in the field poses a threat to U.S. national security.

That’s the conclusion of a recent joint National Security Agency-Energy Department study, based on an assessment of China’s new supercomputer called the TaihuLight.

National security requires the best computing available, and loss of leadership in [high-performance computing] will severely compromise our national security,” the report warns. Continue reading

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

Now 500 global users of China’s Tianhe-1 supercomputer

More than 500 global users from a range of industries, including oil exploration, biomedical science, aviation, and weather forecasting, are now making use of China’s Tianhe-1 supercomputer, which resides at the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin.

The Tianhe-1 runs more than 1,000 programs every day, and its users originate from countries such as the US, Singapore, and Spain, reports the state-run China News Service. Continue reading