The Wall Street Journal’s Don Clark reports that the U.S. last fall blocked the export of...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 6, 2013
A new supercomputer based in Changsha is likely to be ranked the world’s fastest later this month, reclaiming a crown briefly held by China’s Tianhe-1A in 2010. The new system has exceeded 30 petaflops (quadrillion...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 30, 2011
The New York Times reports the announcement of a Chinese supercomputer built with domestically designed and manufactured chips. Although it runs at only 40% of the speed of the Intel- and Nvidia-based Tianhe-1A unveiled last...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 4, 2011
A three-part series by Louisa Lim at NPR explores China’s quest for scientific prestige. Frequently, it emerges, this is marked by impressive but superficial figures such as raw numbers of papers published, rather than...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 28, 2010
China has another achievement to add to its growing list of superlatives: the world’s fastest supercomputer. From Wired Magazine: The supercomputer uses 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs (graphics processing units) and 14,336...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 1, 2010
The New York Times reports: The Dawning Nebulae, based at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen, China, has achieved a sustained computing speed of 1.27 petaflops — the equivalent of one thousand trillion mathematical...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods