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China launches cloud platform for its scientists

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

has launched one of the most advanced scientific cloud platforms with an aim to provide scientists with accessible, accurate and to drive research and innovation, an has said.

The Science and Technology Cloud (CSTC), created by the of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, draws data from the academy's research institutes and major scientific installations, as well as many of the country's top universities and private innovation centres, the state-run Daily reported today.

Applications are divided into five broad categories: data resources, cloud with (AI) and supercomputers, research software support, and outreach to foreign scientists and platforms.

"The CSTC aims to become the go-to platform to satisfy most data and cloud service needs from scientists and innovators in China," of the information centre, Liao Fangyu was quoted as saying in the report.

Li Jun, a at the centre said the platform already has more than six lakh registered users and will continue to improve to satisfy ever-growing research needs.

"The platform is the cornerstone of the academy's effort to improve its and applications. It also promotes data sharing and transparency, so the next generation of young scientists can use our data to help their research," Li said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 15:20 IST