Iran builds supercomputer with illegal AMD chips

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iran Oh, wonderful. Apparently Iran has used 216 AMD processors to build the largest supercomputer in the country. AMD immediately responded by saying that it’s never shipped anything to Iran due to the big fat embargo the US has that prohibits exports to Iran.

The computer system will be used for weather research and forecasting, according to Iranian scientists.

Iranian Scientists Develop Country’s Most Powerful Supercomputer [InformationWeek]

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