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Donald Trump administration cuts Chinese supercomputer firms off from U.S. components

The commerce department declared that the firm Sugon and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology were acting against “the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” Sugon has previously bought chips for its machines from Intel, Nvidia and AMD. The company and the institute are trying to build an exascale computer, which would be able to perform one quintillion—one billion billion—calculations per second. (Wall Street Journal)

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