Chinese Research in Processor Designs for HPC
Authors: Bob Sorensen, Alex Norton, Earl Joseph and Steve Conway
Publication Date: April 2018
Length: 16 pages
China is a leading contender to stand up the first exascale systems in the world with a planned availability in the 2020-2021 time frame. To meet that aggressive goal, Chinese HPC developers are focusing on the use of indigenous processors to power these systems. There are a number of indigenous processor developments in China destined for the HPC sector that span a wide range of processor types: some are wholly unique to a single Chinese developer, while others are based on existing schemes that include ARM and even an x86 variant.