[Beowulf] Chinese supercomputers to use ‘homemade’ chips

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 03:47:10 EST 2011


some more details about the chips.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-dawning-china-homemade-supercomputer.html

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

>  Interesting:
>> Chinese supercomputers to use ‘homemade’ chips
>>
>> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/personal-tech/computing/Chinese-supercomputers-to-use-homemade-chips/articleshow/7655183.cms
>>
>
> 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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