The United States has now restricted the sale of several technological products from Chinese groups that are known to be connected with military-related supercomputing.
Sugon, Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, Higon, Chengdu Haiguant Integrated Circut and Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology was added to an entity list, by the U.S. Commerce Department. The entity list prevents them from purchasing certain products from the U.S. without government approval.
This was all an effect because China has now made exascale computing a major priority. Excale computing will in the future be able to run nuclear simulations, create algorithms to guide hypersonic missiles, as well as track missile trajectories.
The U.S. is adamant on restricting China’s access to the technology, and is now in the process of, “squeezing off access to US technology for major elements of China’s next generation supercomputing,” explained Paul Triolo of Eurasia Group.
This action took place just days before President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the Chinese head of state, were scheduled to meet to discuss the current trade negotiations.