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China to build a $3.1 billion supercomputing center by the end of 2021

China to build a $3.1 billion supercomputing center by the end of 2021
China to build a $3.1 billion supercomputing center by the end of 2021
  • The supercomputing center will be constructed by the space port of Wenchang for analyzing the data that has been secured from space.
  • Starting in 2022, the center will be providing Big Data services for industries such as the aerospace and marine sectors.
  • In the upcoming decade, the country envisions tremendous constellations of commercial satellites that can provide services that range from tracking coal shipments to high-speed internet for aircrafts.

The People’s Republic of China has reportedly announced plans for the development of a supercomputing center by the end of 2021. As per state media, the center will be constructed by the southern space port of Wenchang for the analysis of data that has been procured from space.

According to state-backed sources, the project involves a planned investment of 20 billion yuan (which amounts to $3.1 billion). Commencing in 2022, the supercomputing center will be providing Big Data services for industries comprising the marine and aerospace sectors.

Earlier in April 2021, the Chinese government had stated that it was planning to develop a new commercial space base in Hainan province for meeting the increasing demand for launches. The government also backs Hainan in its international cooperation on the launch of payloads and commercial satellites, as well as research and development in the area of commercial spaceflight.

It is to be noted that, for meeting the rising demand for the launch of satellites, China will have to develop more launch sites or build bigger rockets that are capable of carrying more satellites, or both. Presently, the country has four launch sites, of which three are inland and one is situated in Wenchang in the Hainan province.

In the upcoming decade, China envisages tremendous constellations of commercial satellites that can provide services that range from tracking coal shipments to high-speed internet for aircraft.

Source credit: https://www.reuters.com/technology/china-plans-3-bln-supercomputing-centre-analyse-data-space-2021-04-20/

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