7 US and Chinese supercomputer-related organizations added to embargo list–due to security concerns

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on April 8 that companies and governments are developing supercomputers (supercomputers) that are “used by Chinese military actors, Chinese military modernization efforts that threaten stability, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs.” Announced that it will add a new research institute to the list of export restrictions.

“Sunway TaihuLight” at the National Supercomputer Center in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province
Provided by: According to Getty Images Reuters, companies and organizations on this list, called the “Entity List,” must apply to the Department of Commerce for permission to obtain products from US suppliers. “The capabilities of supercomputers are crucial in the development of many-perhaps almost all-modern weapons and national security systems, including nuclear and hypersonic weapons,” Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said in a statement. .. Joined the list are Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, and Jinan, Shandong Province. There are four national supercomputing centers in the city, Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin, Jiangsu, and Zhengzhou, Henan. CNET has asked the Chinese embassy in the United States for comment, but no response has been received at this time. Supercomputers are used in physical simulations that model the explosion of nuclear weapons. The United States is spending billions of dollars on supercomputers that help maintain the performance of its nuclear weapons.