Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Asia Times — Technology: China has fastest supercomputer, with Chinese chips

A Chinese supercomputer built using domestic chip technology has been declared the world’s fastest. The news highlights China’s recent advances in the creation of such systems, as well the country’s waning reliance on US semiconductor technology.
The Sunway TaihuLight takes the top spot from previous record-holder Tianhe-2 (also located in China), and more than triples the latter’s speed. The new number one is capable of performing some 93 quadrillion calculations per second (otherwise known as petaflops) and is roughly five times more powerful than the speediest US system, which is now ranked third worldwide.
Asia Times
Technology: China has fastest supercomputer, with Chinese chips


Kaivey said...

They're leaving us behind, the Western capitalist system is shit - the neoliberalism that Matt loves. All short termism, not enough long term investment.

Bob said...

Matt will insist that China stole this technology.

Kaivey said...

The Western neoliberals gave it to them when they realised it would give them a quick buck.

Matt Franko said...

Now they can hack us even faster!

Just think how much IP they can steal and then use to make stuff to sell us for USDs now!

Maybe they will even be able to go back up to 3 rations of dog brain soup per day now things are looking up for them!

Schofield said...

"dog brain soup"? Sounds like you should be feeding that racist line to King Trump's campaign!

Andrew Anderson said...
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Andrew Anderson said...

They're leaving us behind, Kaivey

A reoccurring theme in the OT is the use of foreign nations to discipline Israel and Judah for such things as oppression of the poor and other injustice.

I suggest we repent of our money and credit system and reform it along ethical lines. That will require a good deal of private debt relief*, as well as properly abolishing government-provided deposit (liabilities of banks) insurance.

A warning from the New Testament, Franko:

The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts. Revelation 9:20-21 [bold added]

I would think that repentance from systematic theft and oppression of the poor would be easy for Americans because what good is wealth with a guilty conscience? But I suppose becoming poor in the US trumps that for many.

*But without disadvantaging non-debtors, eg Steve Keen's "A Modern Jubilee".

Matt Franko said...

'Revelation' there is just explaining what is going on... It's not a 'warning' ... It's prophetic...

It's says we of the nations are not seen repenting of those things so what?

It's just describing what is going on do you see we of the nations repenting of those things? Noooooo..... So what?

If we ever repent then things will change its a tautology... Till then things are going to remain f-ed up to a great extent this is 'the present wicked aeon' and 'man's day' youre going to have shit like this along with all the resultant needless suffering out there... Get over it already...

Andrew Anderson said...

It's not a 'warning' ... It's prophetic... Franko

God does not engage in idle chatter - the purpose is to warn and change behavior.

Therefore, theft is something we should eschew and repent of.

Matt Franko said...

Go tell a heroin addict to just stop doing heroin see how it goes....

Andrew Anderson said...

That's something a Southern Baptist minister might do to avoid having to deal with the social injustice that causes drug use.

Otoh, God says this (through Bathsheba, Solomon's mother):

Give strong drink to him who is perishing,
And wine to him whose life is bitter.
Let him drink and forget his poverty
And remember his trouble no more.
Open your mouth for the mute,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
Proverbs 31:6-9

Matt Franko said...

My reaction to that there is one of agreement NOT edification....

Matt Franko said...

" open your mouth for the mute"

What are you saying your reaction there is:

"Boy am I glad I read that in that old book! I would have never thought of doing that!"


Andrew Anderson said...

"Boy am I glad I read that in that old book! I would have never thought of doing that!" Franko

The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are a mere breath. Psalm 94:11

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 28:26

etc. etc. etc ...