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Reexamining China's Recent Advances in the TOP500 List: Numbers Belie Widespread Technical Gains

Reexamining China's Recent Advances in the TOP500 List: Numbers Belie Widespread Technical Gains

This IDC Insight reexamines China's recent advances in the TOP500 list. Much has been made about the rapid and recent increase in the presence of Chinese vendors on the TOP500 HPC list, and the most recent list reinforces that perspective. Digging deeper, however, reveals that a significant portion of the gains by China — making up more than 60% of all Chinese computers on the recent TOP500 list — are within non-HPC areas that include the internet, mobile, and service provider areas, and these sites are almost exclusively in China.

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Situation Overview
Approaches Used to Classify Supercomputers
Future Outlook

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