Chinese PC and server maker Inspur is developing fault-tolerant computers with assistance from the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The company said that it will invest as much as RMB1 billion in the development.
Fault-tolerant design, also known as fail-safe design, is a design that enables a system to continue operation, possibly at a reduced level (also known as graceful degradation), rather than failing completely, when some part of the system fails.
The term is most commonly used to describe computer-based systems designed to continue more or less fully operational with, perhaps, a reduction in throughput or an increase in response time in the event of some partial failure.
Fault-tolerant computer research is one of the key research projects of China. It is crucial for national information safety and has been widely used by clients in finance, telecom, taxation, as well as by governments.
For a long time, the fault-tolerant computer market in China has been dominated by foreign brands.
Inspur has made much headway in research and development of high-end computers and servers. Now it is trying to push forward on fault tolerant computers.
Source: Stock Market Info and Research