Summary List Placement
The Biden administration is taking steps to undermine China’s effort to build the world’s fastest supercomputer necessary for the development of advanced weapons — including nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles.
Seven Chinese firms and government labs were placed under export controls by the Biden administration on Thursday due to their ties to China’s supercomputer development in relation to national security concerns. This means they will not be able to use technology that originated in the US without a Commerce Department license.
“These are parties that are acting in ways that are contrary to our national security interests,” a senior Commerce Department official told the Washington Post. “This is really about not having US items contribute to China’s advancement of its military capabilities.”
The firms and labs impacted include: Tianjin Phytium Information Technology (also known as Phytium), Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, the National Supercomputing Center Jinan, the National Supercomputing Center Shenzhen, the National Supercomputing Center Wuxi, and the National Supercomputing Center Zhengzhou.
The supercomputer at China’s largest aerodynamics research complex, where hypersonics weapons research is underway, has used Phytium microprocessors, according to the Post. Phytium works with American software design companies, the Post said, and it will now …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics