[Beowulf] US bans Intel Xeon exports to China's Supercomputer centers
prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Thu Apr 9 13:44:26 PDT 2015
It's also funny because this will just increase the haste with which
China develops their own processors to compete with US-sourced ones,
which, in theory could hasten the decline of the US economy.
Another case of unintended consequences from US foreign policy? Only
time will tell.
On 04/09/2015 12:47 AM, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> Such a ban is kind of humorous when you consider that a large
> percentage of Xeon production goes to China where they are integrated
> into systems built by the contract manufacturers (Foxconn, Quanta, etc).
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 9:05 PM, Kilian Cavalotti
> <kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com
> <mailto:kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi all,
> According to
> the US government has placed the 4 major China Supercomputer Centers
> on the “Denial List,” which prevents “high technology from the USA” to
> be sold to these sites. On claims that they are believed to be engaged
> in activities related to nuclear explosives.
> I guess it means no Phi-based Tianhe-3 in the near future, and a clear
> path for China to fund the development of their own lines of
> If that's confirmed, that would be a big loss for Intel, both in the
> short and longer terms. That after Summit, that looks like a lot to
> take in.
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