A cynical thought

I am now reading up on supercomputer operating systems – part of the literature review for the qualifying dissertation of my PhD and so, naturally enough, took a peak at the new TOP500 list of supercomputers – topped by by the Chinese National University of Defense Technology’s TianHe-2 (I have just been reading of its predecessor, the TianHe-1A).

But do we really believe a list that doesn’t seem to contain any computers operated by anyone’s communications intelligence agencies?

After all, Station X’s key breakthroughs on Engima came via parallel computations!