(Yicai Global) May 10 -- Tencent Holdings is making smooth progress in what is slated to become the largest data center in China.
Four buildings are completed in the Yangtze River Delta Artificial Intelligence Advanced Computing Center, jointly built by the Shenzhen-based internet giant and Shanghai's Songjiang district, Wang Zhixin, deputy director of the project operator, told Yicai Global.
At least 10,000 servers are functioning smoothly and all the cooling equipment is installed, Wang added. Upon completion, the number of servers should reach 800,000, and the computing power should be 10 times that of the world's most powerful supercomputing center. The Yangtze River Delta hub will provide cloud computing services to the public, including instant messaging, image processing, and medical insurance payments. Moreover, the center supports Tencent's ChatGPT-like HunyanAide project, per Wang.
In the future, more than 100 enterprises in Tencent’s ecosystem will set up units in the industrial park, including the three AI labs of Keen Lab, YouTu, and Weilink, as well as software developer DHC Software, ride-hailing firm T3 Mobility, and cloud service provider Alauda.
Besides the new Tencent hub, several other notable names such as Haier's industrial park and China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group's car brand Hengchi Auto have also settled in the G60 Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, a high-tech manufacturing zone in Songjiang.
Editor: Emmi Laine, Xiao Yi