Inner Mongolia HPCs among country's most competitive
A certificate granted to Inner Mongolia HPC Public Service (Qingcheng Light) by AIPerf 500. [Photo/Hohhot Daily]
The Inner Mongolia HPC (high-performance computer) Public Service (Qingcheng Light) has won fourth place in China's top 100 high-performance computers of 2020 list and sixth place in the "AIPerf 500" ranking on Nov 15, according to local media reports.
The HPC top 100 list has been published once a year since 2002 to promote exchanges and cooperation in the field of supercomputers in China.
AIPerf 500, an international artificial intelligence (AI) performance ranking list, was released for the first time at this year's China SC 2020 held in Beijing.
The Inner Mongolia HPC Public Service (Qingcheng Light) located in Horinger, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. [Photo/Hohhot Daily]
Located in Horinger New Area in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the Inner Mongolia HPC Public Service (Qingcheng Light) was developed with an investment of 300 million yuan ($45.63 million).
It has become the largest public service platform for high-performance computing in North China, simultaneously meeting the needs of high-end scientific computing and large-scale AI training.
In the field of AI, it has achieved industry-leading large-scale AI computing efficiency.
In recent years, Horinger New Area has supported the construction of a new generation of information infrastructure by relying on its industrial base advantages, and has accelerated the introduction of various big data and cloud computing infrastructure projects.
Three major operators - China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom - have established the largest cloud computing data center bases in Horinger, attracting enterprises including Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Inspur and Sinopec, as well as the data storage business of national ministries.
This has formed a big data industry chain that includes core businesses such as data storage, cleaning and processing, and related businesses such as electronic information manufacturing, software and information services, service outsourcing, e-commerce, big data finance, and AI innovation incubation.