RE: COMP: China's 20Gflop Machine

Eugene Leitl (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 22:47:12 +0100

Michael M. Butler writes:

> Well, for one thing, it means the PRC/PLA can do more advanced simulations
> than they used to be able to. Nuke weapons, vehicular hull and propulsion,

But do they have the codes to exploit it? Dire TFlop'ses are cheap: Alpha Beowulves, or DSP clusters are easy enough to build, but writing the codes to exploit it is another story. (As India), China has sure got the manpower potential, if proper mechanisms to skim off the geniuses are in place. Somehow, I doubt it.