As China aims to build its "Digital China," data centers have emerged as a critical computing infrastructure. However, the surge in computing power demand has led to a corresponding increase in the number and scale of data centers, resulting in a rise in energy consumption and carbon emissions. As a result, the industry has turned its attention to building green data centers to support China's "Double Carbon" goals to reach the carbon emissions peak by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.
To this end, Intel has partnered with the Institute for AI Industry Research at Tsinghua University (AIR) to develop innovative solutions for green data centers. The collaboration combines AIR's advanced AI algorithm research with Intel's extensive technical expertise and ecosystem partners in the data center field. In addition, both parties are committed to exploring sustainable development of data centers with more partners. At the "Green Computing" and Data Center Energy Optimization Seminar, held jointly by Intel and Tsinghua AIR on March 6th, experts and scholars from industry and academia conducted comprehensive and in-depth discussions on this crucial topic under the background.
During the opening session, Dr. Zhang Ya-Qin, the Dean of Tsinghua AIR, presented the institute's crucial research direction of tackling carbon emissions in the industry. This involves addressing communication's high energy consumption and exploring how AI can make computing, storage, and transmission tools more efficient and eco-friendly. Such an issue is vital not only for the industry but also for society at large. Wang Rui, the Vice President and Chairman of Intel China, also underscored Intel's commitment to reducing carbon emissions, emphasizing the need to implement energy-saving algorithms to benefit the entire society.
The "Green Computing" and Data Center Energy Optimization Seminar jointly organized by Intel and Tsinghua AIR on March 6th delved into this critical issue under the backdrop of China's "dual carbon" goals. Experts and scholars from both industry and academia conducted comprehensive discussions on green computing, and data center energy optimization solutions. To advance the development of green computing, Intel and Tsinghua AIR collaborate to develop new solutions for green data centers. Intel contributes its extensive technical expertise and ecosystem partners in the data center field, while Tsinghua AIR provides advanced AI algorithm research. Together, the two parties seek to explore the sustainable development of data centers with other partners.
Summarizing the seminar, Song Jiqiang, the Vice President of Intel Labs and Director of Intel China Research Institute, characterized green computing as a marathon. As a semiconductor company with a "cornerstone" type in digital transformation, Intel commits to keeping pace with the times, providing innovative energy-saving and emission-reducing methods, gathering multi-party forces from industry and academia, maintaining long-term cooperation with Tsinghua AIR and other partners, and continually contributing to China's "Double Carbon" goals.