Shenzhen in Guangdong Province has lanched a super-computer project.
It revolves around a high-performance computing center, to be located near Shenzhen University Town.
Oone of its buildings is in our illustration and it is in Nanshan District. The total investment will be RMB 790 million, of which RMB 200 million will be provided by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
High-performance computers with a speed of 1,000 trillion calculations per second will be installed in the center, which is expected to be operational at the end of 2010. The speed will be the equivalent of more than 200,000 ordinary laptops.
The setup of the center will bolster the technological innovation cooperation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, because most of the local colleges and universities use super computers in their basic research. For example, the development of the LED industry needs super computers for the calculation of heat elimination.
Research institutes and companies in Hong Kong will be encouraged to participate in the development of the super computer technology.
TMC News reports the center will be able to meet the calculation needs used for providing public information in South China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan as well as Southeast Asian countries.