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ISC 2017 is over, what did you miss?

ISC 2017

As a first time visitor to ISC 2017, I was impressed not by the products that the biggest names in the Enterprise IT Market were showcasing, but by the totally calm and poised way they were doing it. I was not met at the fairgrounds on my way in by a wall of visitors and backpackers as I was used to, when visiting IT-related fairs (CEBIT, Gamescon, Computex and the like), although there were people roaming through the stands and asking questions, as it should be, to companies’ representatives and salespeople. Yet the people walking around the ISC 2017 show floor were either journalists, manufacturers


China, CPU, Enterprise, Global Politics, Intel, Military, News, Technology Security, US

USA Embargo Cannot Stop China: Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Keeps #1

Couple of months ago, we exclusively reported that the U.S. government blocked Intel from selling its products to Chinese supercomputer firms such as Inspur, responsible for building the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. Originally, Tianhe-2 was planned to expand all the way to almost 100,000 Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors, targeting to beat the 100 PFLOPS barrier. Initial deployment included 4,096 Chinese Galaxy FT-1500 processors (Chinese SPARC) and 16,000 processor nodes with two 12-core Xeon E2692 processors and three Xeon Phi 31S1P co-processors for a grand total of 3.12 million cores. Full installation of Tianhe-2 was scheduled to feature 48,000 processor nodes, or 9.93 million cores. However, those