China's Tianhe-1A is the second most powerful supercomputer in the world. Photo: Nvidia
Intel Feeds China’s Supercomputers With New Xeon Chip -- Wired Enterprise
China took the world by surprise last year when it unveiled a previously unknown supercomputer called the Sunway BlueLight MPP. It’s one of the world’s top supercomputers and here’s the kicker: It uses ShenWei SW-3 microprocessors that are made in China.
Now, Intel has introduced a new Xeon chip that could provide Chinese companies with an incentive to stick with Intel, already the top provider of microprocessors to supercomputers worldwide. The chip, called the E5-4600, essentially fuses four Xeon chips and as many as 32 processor cores into one package that is more efficient at shipping around data between various parts of the computer.
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My Comment: China`s push into supercomputers should surprise no one.