March 16, 2017

"Advanced computing experts at the National Security Agency and the Department of Energy are warning that China is 'extremely likely' to take leadership in supercomputing as early as 2020, unless the U.S. acts quickly to increase spending."

Computerworld: China's supercomputing advances are not only putting national security at risk, but also U.S. leadership in high-tech manufacturing. By Patrick Thibodeau

'If China succeeds, it may "undermine profitable parts of the U.S. economy," according to a report titled U.S. Leadership in High Performance Computing by HPC technical experts at the NSA, the DOE, the National Science Foundation and other agencies.

'"To maintain U.S. leadership in HPC," the report says, "a surge" of U.S. "investment and action is needed to address HPC priorities."

'Concern about China's technical advances have been raised before by U.S. scientists and industry groups, but never in such striking terms -- or by representatives of a spy agency.'

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