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Nutrient

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Apologies if this has appeared before; I haven't read the whole thread.

A possible Chinese contender for the world's first exaflop computer.

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The Sunway TaihuLight was the world's fastest supercomputer from 2016 to 2018, at 93 petaflops.

The new Sunway machine is expected to do 1028 petaflops peak, or 1.028 exaflops peak. A later version may go much faster, when SMIC gets its N+2 (approximately 8 nm) process working.
 

Aniah

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Apologies if this has appeared before; I haven't read the whole thread.

A possible Chinese contender for the world's first exaflop computer.

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The Sunway TaihuLight was the world's fastest supercomputer from 2016 to 2018, at 93 petaflops.

The new Sunway machine is expected to do 1028 petaflops peak, or 1.028 exaflops peak. A later version may go much faster, when SMIC gets its N+2 (approximately 8 nm) process working.
From 93 to 1028. That is not a jump but a leap.
 

daifo

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Huawei Mate x2. More of luxury item than financially practical for most with a 2700$ usd yuan conversion at this point. But with I would not be surprise if the price gets driven down in the next 5 years or so

 

SilentObserver

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Whats China need all this computing power for?
Supercomputers have a lot of scientific and industry applications, it's used by both public and private sectors. Can be used for applications like analyzing seismic data for natural gas and oil exploration, engineering simulations, training AI, medicine research, weather forecast, the list goes on. It's one of the pillars of modern industry. We can carry out experiments that would otherwise be unfeasible in the physical world and speed up the process of experimentation, increasing rate of innovation. Super computer computing power can be purchased on the market, it becomes an infrastructure for the economy and society.

The US accuses China of simulating nuclear weapons using domestic supercomputers, that was the excuse used to ban processors to Chinese super computers.
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US has a program to maintain and develop their nuclear stockpile using super computers. Underground nuclear testing was banned internationally, thus only nations with advanced supercomputers could continue to conduct tests (in simulations) and enhance its various attributes like safety, cost of maintenance, and lethality. Currently supercomputers are used to conduct nuclear weapons testing in the US.
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Whenever we hear the US accusing China of doing something and taking action it's usually because the US does what they are accusing China of doing themselves and they know its effectiveness.
 
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kentchang

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Apologies if this has appeared before; I haven't read the whole thread.

A possible Chinese contender for the world's first exaflop computer.

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The Sunway TaihuLight was the world's fastest supercomputer from 2016 to 2018, at 93 petaflops.

The new Sunway machine is expected to do 1028 petaflops peak, or 1.028 exaflops peak. A later version may go much faster, when SMIC gets its N+2 (approximately 8 nm) process working.

First of the three.
Supercomputers have a lot of scientific and industry applications, it's used by both public and private sectors. Can be used for applications like analyzing seismic data for natural gas and oil exploration, engineering simulations, training AI, medicine research, weather forecast, the list goes on. It's one of the pillars of modern industry. We can carry out experiments that would otherwise be unfeasible in the physical world and speed up the process of experimentation, increasing rate of innovation. Super computer computing power can be purchased on the market, it becomes an infrastructure for the economy and society.

The US accuses China of simulating nuclear weapons using domestic supercomputers, that was the excuse used to ban processors to Chinese super computers.
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US has a program to maintain and develop their nuclear stockpile using super computers. Underground nuclear testing was banned internationally, thus only nations with advanced supercomputers could continue to conduct tests (in simulations) and enhance its various attributes like safety, cost of maintenance, and lethality. Currently supercomputers are used to conduct nuclear weapons testing in the US.
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Whenever we hear the US accusing China of doing something and taking action it's usually because the US does what they are accusing China of doing themselves and they know its effectiveness.
I would also add fluid/aero-dynamics and biochemistry. Simulation has been a huge part. More recently, 'big data'/unstructured data analysis. Faster the computer, the more possibilities. Only limited by power consumption.
 

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