Chinese Giant Huawei Has Designs on Supercomputing Market

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Nebojsa Novakovic at VRzone writes that China’s Huawei corporation has its sights set on HPC market.

Huawei, according to our high level sources, already got a substantial system portion of some of the upcoming ultra large systems in China, including what would likely be the world’s first 100 Petaflop supercomputer in a year’s time, at least five times as fast as the just unveiled fastest US system two weeks ago. This includes the node board design and rack infrastructure, among others. Of course, more of the same will follow, both above and below that performance threshold – some of it likely with Chinese – even Huawei’s own – CPUs.

Huawei is a giant company with the engineering resources to make a substantial impact on HPC. While we don’t know how long it will take them to get to the product stage, Huawei is hosting the upcoming Hot Interconnects Conference in Santa Clara next month.