Supercomputer to be Operational During the China Hi-Tech Fair

Supercomputer to be operational during the China Hi-Tech FairThe supercomputer system Dawn 6000 will be operational on the opening day of the China Hi-Tech Fair. The Supercomputer will be placed in the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen. the system has been developed by the Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd. together with the Chinese Academy of Sciences Calculation Institution.

Dawn 6000 can perform 1.27 quadrillion calculations per second, and its operation for one day is equal to the work load of an ordinary computer for about 175 years. With the storage capacity of 80 times the collection of the National Library of China it is the fourth fastest supercomputing system in the world.

The National Supercomputing center was established in 2009 and is the key science and technology facility in Guangdong and the largest investment in Shenzhen at 800 million yuan. The center invested 1.23 billion yuan for its main system that can provide cloud computing and high performance computing. The center will be a major player in the development of new energy, researching new materials, natural disaster analysis and meteorological forecasting.

The center has also signed agreements and cooperative programs with BYD, ZTE, BGI, Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory and Shenzhen People’s Hospital to provide cloud computing services. Although the date is not yet set, the center will also develop a public service platform allotted to Shenzhen residents that will cover multiple application software that allows residents to process documents, watch movies or store photos.

The information services will also be available in Hong Kong, Macao and other South east Asian countries.

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