Shandong to build national leading highland of computing resources

(| Updated : 2022-06-30

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Visitors check out Haier's industrial internet platform COSMOPlat, which allows users to engage in the production process of multiple sectors, in the Qingdao section of the China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone. ZHANG JINGANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Shandong province will build a national leading highland of computing resources to effectively meet the needs of economic and social digital transformation in the Yellow River Basin, local media reported.

Shandong attaches great importance to the construction of a computing infrastructure. In recent years, it has issued a series of policies, as well as took the lead in the country in issuing the standards for the creation of provincial-level new data centers.

The province has awarded and supplemented data centers with a strong agglomeration effect and an outstanding industrial driving effect for three consecutive years.

Up to now, the number of standard frames used by data centers in the province has exceeded 240,000, an increase of more than 60 percent year-on-year and quadrupled the number from that in 2019. 

The province has built 44 large and medium-sized data centers and 176 edge data centers, and the proportion of low latency edge computing power is far higher than the national average.

The digital transformation of computing power of service enterprises' in Shandong accounts for more than 17 percent of the total, while the high-level cloud services of platforms and software account for 19 percent.

The overall level of industrial digital development in the province ranks second in an evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Shandong's future plans include seizing strategic opportunities, accelerating the construction of a number of core areas and clusters of data centers with scaled development, balancing storage and accounting, and green energy conservation, so as to build a national leading highland of computing resources as well as promote regional high-quality development, according to local officials.