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The National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen says it plans to boost its computing power by at least 1,000 times by 2022, supporting basic science research, cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence, according to Chinanews.com.
Supercomputing is an indispensable infrastructure for modern scientific and technological innovation, with over 30% of scientific and technological innovation in developed countries such as the US, Europe, and Japan relying on supercomputing support.
Supercomputing is also essential for the 10 laboratories in Guangdong Province and over 90% of the new R&D institutions in Shenzhen. Supercomputing is also the basic support platform for disaster prevention and mitigation, and smart cities.
The National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen, approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2009, is the largest investment in a major national science and technology innovation infrastructure since the founding of Shenzhen.
It has a total investment of 1.23 billion yuan, with a construction land area of 12,000 square meters and a total construction area of 43,000 square meters in the first phase.
Equipped with a home-made Sugon 6000 supercomputer system, Shenzhen Supercomputer is the largest state-level major science and technology infrastructure in Shenzhen.
Its mainframe system was developed by the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and manufactured by Sugon Information Industry (Beijing) Co.