[Beowulf] Chinese supercomputers to use ‘homemade’ chips
eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 00:47:10 PST 2011
some more details about the chips.
On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:
>> Chinese supercomputers to use ‘homemade’ chips
> it's important to remind ourselves that China is still a centrally-planned,
> totalitarian dictatorship. I mention this only because this announcement
> is a bit like Putin et al announcing that they'll develop their own linux
> distro because Russia is big and important and mustn't allow itself to be
> vulnerable to foreign hegemony.
> so far, the very shallow reporting I've seen has said that future
> generations will add wide FP vector units. nothing wrong with that,
> though it's a bit unclear to me why other companies haven't done it
> if there is, in fact, lots of important vector codes that will run
> efficiently on such a configuration. adding/widening vector FP is not
> breakthrough engineering afaikt.
> has anyone heard anything juicy about the Tianhe interconnect?
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