Shifting Tides for China’s Next Wave of Supercomputers

September 11, 2015 Nicole Hemsoth While the news of the last few years has clearly indicated that China is at the top of the world when it comes to chart-topping supercomputers, the storyline is evolving—and the picture for high performance computing in Asia is not as rosy as many believe. To be fair, however, the landscape for high performance computing in China was much more picturesque at this time last year and certainly the one before. The sky appeared to be the limit, with announcements at several of the country’s supercomputer sites–for those dedicated to weather to those crunching larger research problems–about massive upgrades and extension. But then, as is the case in quite a few other areas inside China over the last several months, the tone changed. Putting aside…


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