Aerial view of the Optics Valley of China. (Photo provided by the East Lake High-tech Development Zone of Wuhan)
(ECNS) -- Wuhan Supercomputing Center, located in East Lake High-tech Development Zone of central China’s Hubei Province, has been connected to China’s national computing network.
The first-phase computing power of the center is expected to reach 50 petahash per second, equivalent to100,000 high-performance computers functioning simultaneously, with a final goal of hitting 200 petahash per second.
Covering a built-up area of 4,400 square meters, it was invested by Hubei Science Technology Investment Group Co., Ltd and Wuhan Industrial Investment Development Group Co., Ltd with a total investment amount of 1 billion yuan (about $14.7 million).
Wuhan Supercomputing Center has combined both artificial Intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) resources.
The Supercomputing Center, together with Wuhan AI Computing Center with computing power of 200 petahash per second, will form diverse computing ability clusters of AI and HPC, empowering industries and stimulating economic momentum.
Both Wuhan Supercomputing Center and Wuhan Artificial Intelligence Computing Center have linked with the national computing network.
China’s national computing network serves the country’s strategy of channeling more computing resources from the eastern areas to less developed western regions.
Computing platforms of many cities including Beijing, Xi’an in Shaanxi Province, Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, Shaoguan in Guangdong Province, Wuhan in Hubei Province, Jinan and Qingdao in Shandong Province, have connected to the national computing network to date.