Dawning Information, CAS to Build Two New Supercomputers for Strategic Sectors
Tang Shihua
/SOURCE : Yicai
Dawning Information, CAS to Build Two New Supercomputers for Strategic Sectors

(Yicai Global) Aug. 23 -- A unit under Dawning Information Industry has partnered the Chinese Academy of Sciences to develop a safe and controllable supercomputer and another that uses artificial intelligence to better serve China's strategic sectors.

Dawning Information Industry Beijing and the Institute of Computing Technology will work together to build the processors using CNY1.66 billion (USD242 million) in funding from CAS' Bureau of Major R&D Programs, the computing institute said in a statement yesterday. The subsidiary will take lead on the project with the CAS faculty, which is Dawning's actual controller, expected to receive about CNY40 million (USD5.9 million) of the funding.

The supercomputers will be used to simulate complex turbulent flows, global ocean currents, astronomical occurrences and molecular behavior, among other processes in key disciplines.

The project will promote the cross-research of innovative applications in supercomputing, big data and AI, and facilitate Dawning's competitiveness in high-end computing and other fields concerning information technology equipment, the statement added.

Advanced computing technology as an important symbol of a country's national strength and tech innovation levels, and this project demonstrates that CAS recognizes Dawning's technical and scientific research capabilities, it said.

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Keywords: R&D , Supercomputers , AI , CAS