China is rolling out new policies to promote high-quality development of computing power technology, aiming to boost the country’s aggregate computing power by more than 50% by 2025, according to an action plan released by six departments including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Monday.
The country’s total computing power will reach 300 EFLOPS as of 2025, with intelligent computing power accounting for 35% of the total, while eastern and western regions achieving balanced and coordinated development, according to the plan.
EFLOPS is a unit of the speed of computer systems. It equals to one quintillion floating-point operations per second.
China aims to build out more data centres across the country to facilitate businesses’ access to computing power and transmission speeds between critical computing facilities must not allow a latency of more than 5 milliseconds, according to the plan.
The country set the goal of a storage capacity of 1,800 exabyte by 2025, of which advanced storage capacity will account for over 30%, and meanwhile, a range of new business models will be established, and the penetration in sectors including industry and finance will be notably improved, according to the circular.