With the accelerated construction of computing power infrastructure, the average annual growth rate of China’s computing power industry scale has exceeded 30% over the past five years. The industrial ecosystem has been rudimentary and is currently being reinforced.
At the 2022 China Computing Power Conference that began on the 30th, Zhang Yunming, deputy director general of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, said, “The standard number of racks in data centers in use in China exceeds 5.9 million units, and the number of servers is about 20 million units. So, the total scale of computing power is over 150 EFLOPS (EFLOPS is a unit that indicates 100 quadrillion floating point operations per second).”
According to an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Mr. Yan Hezhong, looking at the distribution of computing power in the world last year, the United States accounted for 31%, followed by China at 27%, followed by Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Among the three types of computing power, the United States has 35% of the world’s basic computing power, 15% of smart computing power, and 30% of supercomputers, while China has 27%, 26%, and 20%. It can be seen that the United States focuses on basic computing power, while China’s smart computing power far exceeds that of the United States.
According to the “China Comprehensive Computing Power Index” released at the conference, as of the end of last year, the scale of computing power in use in Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Hebei all exceeded 12 EFLOPS. The scale of computing power under construction in Hebei, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia, and Shanxi all exceeds 10 EFLOPS. China’s computing power new infrastructure is still picking up pace.
The computing power infrastructure has facilitated the rapid growth of the computing power industry. Last year, the scale of China’s computing power core industry was 1.5 trillion yuan, and the scale of related industries exceeded 8 trillion yen.
Computing power is now widely applied in fields such as digital government, industrial internet, smart medicine, remote education, fintech, aerospace, culture and mass media.