The US Department of Commerce said that the United States is expanding the list of banned companies and government laboratories whose supercomputing capabilities are “used by China’s military actors, it’s military military modernization efforts, and mass destruction (WMD)” Destroys weapons. ” Statement Thursday.
Joining the entity list, as it is called, means that these groups will have to apply for a license from the Department of Commerce if they want to get goods from US suppliers, Reuters noted.
“Supercomputing capabilities are critical to the development of many – perhaps almost all – modern weapons and national security systems such as nuclear weapons and hypersonic weapons,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raymondo said in a statement.
The list includes: Tianjin Phytium Information Technology Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, National Supercomputing Center Jinan, National Supercomputing Center Shenzhen, National Supercomputing Center Wuxi and National Supercomputing Center Zhengzhou.
The Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Supercomputers are used for physics simulations that model the explosion of nuclear weapons. The US has spent billions of dollars on supercomputers designed to support the country’s nuclear weapons stockpile.