Thursday, October 23, 2014

UPDATE 1: IBM’s chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

 Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John Adams, who authored a report last year for an industry group about U.S. supply chain vulnerabilities and national security, said the sale "needs to be closely studied and scrutinized."
It's unclear how capable Iran's supercomputing capabilities are at this point; Iran's Amirkabir University of Technology, the home of the IHPCRC, had in 2010 a system with 4,600 CPUs, but it did not identify the processor maker. 
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: More about chip hacking read at recent bad hardware week posts. But taking chips for granted and don't think who is the SUPPLIER of critical rare earth materials for them is really short sighted national security.
In mutual partnership Abu Dhabi further gets IBM's RF portolio. Congrats.

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