Gui’an New Area: Big Data


Gui’an New Area: A Blessed Land for Big Data Development

by Live in Guizhou

PUBLISHED August 20, 2021 • 2 MIN READ

The reason why Gui’an New Area is suitable for running a data centre is because of its unique natural conditions.
First: mountains and hills account for 92.5% of the area in Guizhou; the remaining 7.5% are basins and plains among the valleys and Guizhou people call them “bazi”. In Guizhou Province, there are only 19 bazi with an area exceeding 10,000 mu (6,670,000 square meters), but four of them lie in Gui’an. Therefore, Gui’an is a vast plain which is a rarity in Guizhou Province.
Secondly: Guizhou and Zhejiang are the only two provinces in China where no earthquakes have been recorded to have occurred since the 20th century; Gui’an New Area, located in the central part of Guizhou, has a stable crust, and the possibility of strong earthquake occurrence is extremely low – therefore guaranteeing the stable operation of the data centre.
Thirdly: Guizhou has many mountains and rivers, and thus, rich power resources, which make the cost of operating the data centre much lower. Moreover, the average annual temperature in Guizhou is only about 15 °C. For a server that requires cooling during operation, it is like having a natural large “air conditioner”.

Exclusive Visit to China Unicom Gui’an Cloud Data Center

The three major telecommunication carriers, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have established their data centres here; Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Tencent, and ZTE have also moved here to build their data centres. So, what does the interior of the data centres in Gui’an New Area look like?
I got a chance to pay an exclusive visit to China Unicom’s cloud data centre in Gui’an. Check it out for yourself in the following picture.

Blockchain and Credit

The Qingzhen government in Guizhou Province has applied “blockchain” technology to the building of the social credit system in rural areas. So how did they do it? The core concept is called the “identity chain”. First of all, each of the villagers here has a “digital identity”, which records all their behaviour besides their basic information. With the help of the tamper-proof features of the blockchain, the personal credit information can be dynamically recorded. Another curious feature is that vegetable bases here are equipped with sensors, and the blockchain technology helps with the recording and releasing of the whole process from planting to the selling of the crops.
This project was launched jointly by Qingzhen Far East Technology Management Co., Ltd. and the Qingzhen Municipal Government.

The First National Big Data Engineering Laboratory in China

The National Engineering Laboratory of Big Data Application for Government Governance Improvement, situated on Changling South Road in the High-tech Zone of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, is China’s first national engineering laboratory established for the big data industry. Its founding was approved on 23rd November, 2016, by the National Development and Reform Commission, and it was inaugurated on 24th May of 2017. The lab was co-founded by CETC, the provincial government of Guizhou and the city government of Guiyang.
What changes will be brought about with the combination of big data and government governance?
Mu Qilin, deputy director of the National Engineering Laboratory of Big Data Application for Government Governance Improvement gave a few examples about the changes achieved. The “Party Building Red Cloud” platform established by the Laboratory has already covered 105,000 party members in Guiyang City; The “Data Iron Cage” platform has highlighted 238,800 pieces of questionable information; the “Big Data Comprehensive Taxation” platform has helped with the settlement of 554 million yuan of tax; the “Society and Cloud” platform and the “Improving People’s Livelihood” platform, by combining the public service systems of various departments, have helped the general public obtain safer and more convenient services.
In short, big data applications have been deeply rooted in Guiyang’s administrative services and social governance, which has greatly improved the efficiency of administration.

Opening a New Era of High-Speed Communication in China’s Digital Valley

This is a 5G innovative application joint lab located in Defu Centre in the High-tech Zone of Guiyang City. It highlights some of the current areas with 5G application: including driverless cars, drones, AR/VR, smart traffic management, smart municipal administration, smart fire- fighting, smart security, smart medical care, smart campus, smart manufacturing, smart park, smart community, etc.
What has fascinated people most in the joint laboratory of 5G innovative applications at the High-tech Zone of Guiyang, is the experience offered by driverless equipment. The big screen shows a dashboard information, real-time road conditions ahead, behind and on each side, as well as confirmation that no driver sits behind the steering wheel. At the same time, the steering wheel, throttle and brakes are all available in front of the screen. When you sit down in front of the monitor and step on the brake pedal, the driverless car 20 kilometres away will stop immediately. It can be said that 5G provides more scope in making driverless driving more popular.
This equipment is mainly used to perform tests with 5G technology and driverless cars, and its operation is similar to remote driving.