According to a US supercomputer expert, three next-generation supercomputers may already be operational in China, more than any other country, but the rest of the world is unaware of them due to US sanctions.
According to ack Dongarra, professor, Turing laureate, and co-founder of the TOP500 supercomputer ranking, China continues to create the most ultra-fast computers
In a recently published article from South China Morning Post, according to Turing Award laureate and University of Tennessee professor Jack Dongarra, the Chinese exascale computers, they are intended to do at least one quintillion – or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 – computations per second, and may have a greater peak performance, like their counterparts at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
Dongarra stated that, while most Chinese supercomputer manufacturers have ceased submitting their machines in the last two years, others have continued to submit their machines for rating. The Frontier system, developed and hosted by the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ranked first on the most current TOP500 ranking, published in June.
According to a US expert, China’s supercomputer capacity may exceed that of all other countries, but it remains unnoticed due to sanctions
In a recently published article from Pakistan Defence, China’s state media reported in 2018 that the country had completed three prototype exascale systems: the Sunway OceanLight developed by the National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi, the Tianhe-3 developed by the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, and one developed by the Chinese company Sugon for the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen.
Dongarra believes that the absence of top Chinese computers from official rankings is most likely related to current geopolitical worries. Previously, Chinese colleges and corporations were eager to contribute machine data and benchmark runs to the TOP500 list.