China to pioneer next frontier of innovation, expert says

Updated 2017-10-18 10:04:54 China Daily
Wang Endong, chief scientist at China's largest server maker, Inspur Group, and delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, meets the press before the opening of the Congress in Beijing October 18, 2017.

Wang Endong, chief scientist at China's largest server maker, Inspur Group, and delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, meets the press before the opening of the Congress in Beijing October 18, 2017.

China will be a world pioneer in making servers to power artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and big data applications as these cutting-edge technologies are widely seen as the next frontier of innovation, a renowned expert in the sector said on Wednesday.[Special coverage]

"After years of development, China has leaped from a follower into a leader of innovation in server-related technologies," Wang Endong, chief scientist at China's largest server maker, Inspur Group, told reporters on the sidelines of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Servers are the "engines" to drive the flow of data in various industries. They run core business systems in finance, telecom, electricity, energy, transmission and other industries that are directly related to people's livelihood.

According to Wang, three of the top five global server makers are from China. The country is also playing an important part in setting worldwide industrial standards.

"We outpaced other countries in server patent applications, which will offer a strong momentum to growth," he added. Wang also called for more efforts to achieve breakthroughs in the research and development of core technologies.

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