some more details about the chips.<div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-dawning-china-homemade-supercomputer.html">http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-dawning-china-homemade-supercomputer.html</a><br>

<br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Mark Hahn <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:hahn@mcmaster.ca">hahn@mcmaster.ca</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">

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Interesting:<br>
Chinese supercomputers to use ‘homemade’ chips<br>
<a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/personal-tech/computing/Chinese-supercomputers-to-use-homemade-chips/articleshow/7655183.cms" target="_blank">http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/personal-tech/computing/Chinese-supercomputers-to-use-homemade-chips/articleshow/7655183.cms</a><br>


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it&#39;s important to remind ourselves that China is still a centrally-planned,<br>
totalitarian dictatorship.  I mention this only because this announcement<br>
is a bit like Putin et al announcing that they&#39;ll develop their own linux distro because Russia is big and important and mustn&#39;t allow itself to be vulnerable to foreign hegemony.<br>
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so far, the very shallow reporting I&#39;ve seen has said that future generations will add wide FP vector units.  nothing wrong with that,<br>
though it&#39;s a bit unclear to me why other companies haven&#39;t done it<br>
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.<br>
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has anyone heard anything juicy about the Tianhe interconnect?<br>_______________________________________________<br>
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