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The US-China Supercomputing Race, Post-Exascale HPC Government Policy and the ‘Partitioning of the Internet’

All over the world, HPC has burst into geopolitics. HPC – broadly defined here as advanced supercomputing combined with big AI – is at the fault lines of national and regional rivalries, particularly between the U.S. and China, expanding in power, cost, intensity and in potential impact. Which is to say that global players put […]

7 Chinese HPC Organizations Added to Entity List for Supporting China’s Military

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added seven Chinese supercomputing organizations to the Entity List “for conducting activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” The Entity List “restrict(s) the export, re-export, and in-country transfer of items” by The following are […]

NOAA Upgrades Global Weather Model Following 2020 HPC Additions

The U.S. National Oceanic and and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said today it is upgrading its Global Forecast System (GFS) weather model to improve hurricane genesis forecasting, modeling for snowfall location, heavy rainfall forecasts and overall model performance. In February 2020, NOAA announced it will triple if its weather and climate supercomputing capacity with the addition […]