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China Charts Future in Tech: Big Moves in Computing Power Infrastructure

Wed, 29 Nov 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 8 Oct. 2023, six Chinese government departments, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, released the “Action Plan for the High-Quality Development of Computing Power Infrastructure” (算力基础设施高质量发展行动计划, hereinafter the “Plan”)

The highlights of the Plan are as follows.

  • The computing power infrastructure in the Plan refers to a novel productivity that integrates information computing power, network capacity, and data storage, primarily aimed at providing services to society.
  • By 2025, in terms of computing power, the computing scale is expected to exceed 300 EFLOPS, with intelligent computing accounting for 35%.
  • National hub-node data centers aim to achieve direct network transmission with a latency not exceeding 1.5 times the theoretical delay. The optical transport network (OTN) coverage in critical application sites will reach 80%, and backbone networks and metropolitan area networks will fully support IPv6, with the adoption rate of innovative technologies such as SRv6 reaching 40%.
  • Regarding storage capacity, the total storage volume will exceed 1,800 EB, with advanced storage capacity accounting for over 30%. The coverage of core data in key industries and important data backup will reach 100%.



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