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Global Times: U.S. Processor Export Ban Gave China an Opportunity

Global Times recently reported that the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a ban on exporting two models of Intel’s Xeon CPU (Central Processing Unit) chips to four of the Chinese supercomputer centers, citing their possible use in nuclear research, which might threaten U.S. national security. China currently holds the championship in the world’s supercomputer speed race, which the United States apparently experiences as a “pain point.” Although the ban will cause some temporary upgrade issues for the Chinese supercomputers, this has also offered China an opportunity to improve its own processor technologies and to allow the Chinese computing industry, finally, to gain independence. I addition, some Chinese industrial leaders have called for establishing new laws to punish those nations that have issued this type of single-sided ban. 
Source: Global Times, April 12, 2015