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As spring turns into summer, we get – like clockwork – a new Top 500 list. While there’s plenty of analysis yet to be done, what’s getting lots of press is how the Chinese National Supercomputing Center has captured the number two slot on the list with their 1.27 petaflop (sustained), 4,640 GPU monster box. This system is …

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Anonymous Coward

Nah, be fine...

... They may have more computing power than they used to but the actual research will still be crap.

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«Is the specter of a committed communist government ...

taking the lead in supercomputing something new to be scared of?» Yes, indeed, as opposed to the spectre of a committed capitalist government, which has been engaged in wars of aggression around the world more or less continually since 1945, leading development. This, of course, is an entirely normal state of affairs and one, which, like the bomb, we should stop worrying about and learn to love....

Henri

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