[Beowulf] US bans Intel Xeon exports to China's Supercomputer centers

Jeff Johnson jeff.johnson at aeoncomputing.com
Wed Apr 8 21:47:22 PDT 2015

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> wrote:

> Hi all,
> According to
> http://www.vrworld.com/2015/04/07/usa-shocks-intel-ban-on-china-xeon-supercomputers/
> ,
> 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
> processors.
> 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.
> Cheers,
> --
> Kilian
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