Feb 24, 2022|

JD.com Ramps Up Hub Node Data Center Construction for National Project


by  Yiming Yan

As an important participant in the new infrastructure construction of China, JD Cloud has completed the layout of over 7,000 data centers around the country, based on its extensive experience in technical facility building and operation management.

On February 17, China’s NDRC (National Development and Reform Commission) and other departments officially launched the “east-to-west computing resource transfer project,” involving the construction of eight national computing hubs as well as 10 national-data center clusters.

The project aims to efficiently direct computing demand from the east to the west of the country. By optimizing data center layouts and promoting east-west synergy, the project will better optimize resource allocation, thus improving efficiency.

A spokesperson of JD Cloud disclosed that JD Cloud will subsequently participate in the construction of hub node projects related to the “east-to-west computing resource transfer project,” build low-carbon and energy-saving data centers and construct a more flexible and efficient infrastructure system to promote industrial digitalization.

Several of JD’s data centers are already located in hubs of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Yangtze River Delta, and the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle to serve the initiative.

Among which, JD Cloud’s Langfang data center in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region hub uses a high-temperature water system to cool CPUs through large-scale adoption of liquid cooling and heat recovery technologies, achieving a total carbon emission reduction of over 10 percent, reducing the data center’s annual operation PUE to less than 1.1, saving the infrastructure energy consumption by nearly 30 percent.

The JD Cloud Data Center in the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle has introduced large-scale computing clusters, disaster recovery centers, and projects such as intelligent manufacturing as well as big data industry manufacturing and an R&D division, serving as a model of new infrastructure support for the regional gathering of the intelligent industry ecosystem.

“Like the South-to-North Water Diversion Project and the West-East natural gas transmission program, we should fully exploit the country’s system and mechanism to make integrated arrangements at the national level,” NDRC official Sun Wei stated in a recent interview, according to Xinhua.