Internet of Things Cloud computing center starts operation in Jiangsu

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The first stage of the Cloud Computing Center of the Internet of Things of China started operation in Wuxi city, Jiangsu Province through joint efforts by the Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd. and Wuxi New District.

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand. It is regarded as another revolution within the IT industry and also a major supporter for the country's information security in the future.

Its peak performance reaches nearly 50 trillion calculations per second, and it is a high-performance computer system.

The Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd. and Wuxi New District signed a strategic cooperation agreement on July 21, 2010, which jointly set up the Cloud Computing Center of the Internet of Things of China.

The first stage of the center consists of building an apparatus room of about 5,000 square meters and installing the high-performance computer system. The second stage of the center will be to invest 60 million yuan, purchase scientific research land at the ipark of the Wuxi New District and expand the peak performance to 100 trillion calculations per second.

In the coming three years, the new industry will have a scale of 3 billion yuan, according to the People's Daily. The cloud computing center provides a strong platform for the construction of a national sensor network demonstration area at the Wuxi New District, said a relevant official.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China and National Development and Reform Commission has launched its first five innovative experimental units of cloud computing services in Wuxi, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hangzhou.

By Zhang Qian, People' Daily Online


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