Chinese IT industry shows good growth momentum

Scientists check the status of the Tianhe-3 supercomputer at the Tianjin National Supercomputer Center. [Photo/Xinhua]

CHANGSHA – China’s total computing power ranked second in the world in 2020, showing that the country’s IT industry is enjoying good growth momentum, said the 2021 World IT Conference, which opened on Friday in Changsha, capital of Hunan province (central China).

Of the recently released list of the world’s top 500 supercomputers, 186 are from China, the conference said.

The conference, whose theme was “Calculating the World to Create a New Era”, was organized by the Hunan Provincial Government and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

More than 800 national and foreign academics, experts and entrepreneurs participated in the conference.

Besides the opening ceremony, 12 forums and special events, two competitions and an exhibition of innovative technologies and product application achievements in the IT industry will be held during the conference, discussing trends in IT development, industrial cooperation and the future of the digital age. .

Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Wang Zhijun said the current global economic development is in a period of profound change. The accelerated transformation of information technologies is generating strong demand.

There is a need to improve the supply capacity and the level of computing power to provide strong support for the development of the digital economy, he added.

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