Computing hubs to boost digital strides

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By OUYANG SHIJIA and YANG JUN in Guiyang | China Daily | Updated: 2021-05-27 08:54 File photo shows a visitor tours a display center of the National Big Data Comprehensive Pilot Area in Southwest China's Guizhou province, May 22, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua] Integrated grids across nation key to development of new tech and industries China will set up integrated computing network hubs across the nation to further boost the digital economy and provide new impetus for the sector's development, the nation's top economic regulator said on Wednesday. "Data center computing equipment will be key accelerators for the development of new technologies and industries such as artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain, and help fuel digital transformation and high-quality development," said...

The impact of 5G and edge computing on gaming

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  With more than 2.69 billion players in the world, video games have climbed the charts as one of the most popular ways we spend our time. As the most convenient platform for on-the-go users, mobile gaming has entered the stage as the industry’s rising star, with more than 209 million mobile gamers in the US alone. Despite its popularity, gaming’s got a lot more potential to be realized. Here’s how. Gaming on the edge Today, most game processing is done locally on devices. While it’s possible to allow some processing to be done on a cloud server — where a device can send data to be processed and then returned — these servers are usually faraway in large data centers, which means the time it takes for the data to return will ultimately degrade...