Project Aurora: U.S. government, Intel aim for nation's fastest computer - Reuters Xeon CPU chips and Optane memory chips Nvidia's chips are found in five of the world's current top-10 supercomputers, though the Nvidia chips are found alongside chips from its rivals, according to TOP500, which ranks the machines. The world's current most powerful machine, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, contains chips from International Business Machines Corp and Nvidia. The source of chips for supercomputers has become a factor in trade tensions between the United States and China. The world's third-fastest supercomputer - the Sunway TaihuLight in China - has chips developed domestically in China. ———— Years ago I posted this article on the USMB. US Air Force connects 1,760 PlayStation 3's to build supercomputer At the time I didn’t understand how partisan they are at the USMB. And how dumb the right wing is. They mocked me endlessly and followed me with every post going on and on about how stupid I was for believing such nonsense. The gist of my post was that I felt it was a mistake to be turning over so much technology and chip building knowledge to China. Right wingers on the USMB insisted that there’s a huge difference between chips for computers and chips for games. I was like? Huh? Xeon, Optane and Nvidia's chips are all used to make computer games and consoles. Xeon is the cpu Octane for memory Nvidia for graphics and calculations And here we are, fighting with China, just like I said. It’s not that I’m smart it’s just that it was so obvious what was going to happen, who couldn’t see it? The government should’ve stepped in and stopped transferring such important and delicate technology to the Chinese. For many reasons. One because they’re using chips developed here in their military. And now we have to rely on them to get computer chips for our military. And because the plants have been moved there, we don’t have them here. We have less capability of building computer chips because we moved so much of the development and the manufacturing to China. If they want to move rubber ducky making to China fine, but not our computer technology. This is just flat out greed turning over American technology to the Chinese. It’s kind of too late now. America really screwed itself doing this.