You read that right. China has put into motion the construction of an ultramodern supercomputer centre in Wenchang. The centre will be used to analyse data from space and will cost approximately USD 3 billion. It is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2021.
As the race for big data gets more intense, the Wenchang supercomputing centre will put China among those in the driving seat to provide data services to aerospace companies, industries and marine services that dearly need it by as soon as 2022.
The Chinese are quite determined to compete favourably with other developed nations as they also plan to have a constellation of commercial satellites to provide fast and cheap internet. China wants to track its coal shipments among other uses with the modern data-based technology.
Wenchang currently serves as one of the four space launch stations. It plans to build another launch station in Hainan, the same province where Wenchang is found, to meet a growing need. It also plans to build bigger rockets that can carry more commercial satellites, according to Hainan Daily.