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