Global rivals challenge U.S. dominance of exascale computing

11/25/2013 | Computerworld

The U.S. can no longer rest on its laurels as the world leader in next-generation computing, according to observers who say a concerted and well-organized push from competitors in Europe and Asia threatens to turn the tables in the exascale race. Thanks in part to Congress dragging its feet, the U.S. has yet to set a budget or any serious goals for the next stage of exascale development; meanwhile, analysts including Earl Joseph of IDC say China may be just two years away from completing two 100-petaflop systems using domestically manufactured components.

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