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Research Center for Frontier Fundamental Studies

The Research Center for Frontier Fundamental Studies is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of intelligent computing through groundbreaking scientific research and technological innovation. Our focus is to surpass the constraints of computing power, intelligence, and sensing, aiming to push the limitations of traditional mathematical models and hardware. In particular, we address the urgent need for "high-speed optical interconnection" by exploring the limits of optical field control and photonics-electronics convergence technology. This work is crucial for breaking through the bandwidth and power constraints in computing, paving the way for the next generation of data centers. Additionally, we are investigating how intelligent computing can revolutionize precision medicine and improve clinical pathology diagnosis, moving beyond the traditional challenges in this field. By leading the advancement of intelligent computing, our center not only drives the progress of Zhejiang Lab's major projects but also fuels the long-term development and innovation in this domain, shaping the future of intelligent computing.

Intelligent Computing Infrastructure Innovation Center

The Intelligent Computing Infrastructure Innovation Center is dedicated to empowering scientific innovation through intelligent computing. Leveraging a variety of domestic and international intelligent computing chips, the center focuses on breakthroughs in key technologies such as high-speed interconnection of heterogeneous computational power, integrated training with thousands of cards, and green and low-carbon energy efficiency. Guided by principles of high performance, efficiency, energy efficiency, and security, it constructs intelligent computing infrastructure capable of supporting trillion-level parameter large-model training, thereby providing robust computational power support for scientific innovation and industrial development. The center aims to establish a "National Open Innovation Platform for a New Generation of AI Public Computational Power" and a "National AI Large-model Training Base". It offers comprehensive services including computational power, storage, training, and models to Zhejiang, the Yangtze River Delta, and nationwide, to promote the widespread sharing, open innovation, and ecological incubation of computational power resources and a new generation of intelligent computing technology. It facilitates industrial transformation, supports high-quality development, provides an expansive platform for collaboration and development to scientific and technological talents and innovation teams, and offers significant support for the development of the digital economy.

Research Center for Data Hub and Security

The Research Center for Data Hub and Security, under the guidance of International Big Science Research Plans and Projects, collaborates on and builds a scientific data network, and opens up and shares scientific data hub facilities. It creates a general large model base for scientific computing, establishes a platform for scientific data governance and open services, advances core key technologies for data intelligence and security, explores the new paradigm of "data + computing + model", and supports technological and industrial innovation in key areas. It constructs an open and shared innovative ecosystem for scientific data, realizes the aggregation and supply-demand connection of high-quality scientific data, serves scientists worldwide, and leads innovation in scientific research paradigms.

Research Center for High Efficiency Computing System

The Research Center for High Efficiency Computing System is focused on the national deployment of the next generation of artificial intelligence. The research center adheres to the principles of innovative leadership, integrated development, open collaboration, and shared governance. Its objective is to develop a high-efficiency computing system with a capacity of managing and scheduling ten thousand of accelerating cards, aiming at requirements of training and inference for trillion-parameter large-scale models and high-throughput parallel scientific computing. The research center focuses on innovative research in ultra-large-scale parallel computing systems and intelligent computing chips for large-scale model training. It aims to achieve breakthroughs in key technologies such as high-efficiency computing chips, system architecture and system optimization for large-scale model training and inference. This will establish a solid foundation for intelligent computing systems and develop an ultra-heterogeneous intelligent computing software framework. Furthermore, next-generation AI chips will be developed to create a secure supply chain for high-efficiency computing systems. The research center will also construct a general computing environment and services for large-scale model training and inference, ultimately realizing high-performance, high-efficiency, and energy-efficient computing systems and cloud service platforms to serve the efficient training and inference of trillion-parameter large-scale models. Simultaneously, the research center follows the concept of open innovation, promotes the open source of chips, hardware, and software, and establishes an open-source innovation ecosystem to provide core technologies and original innovations for the construction of high-standard intelligent computing infrastructure.

Research Center for Space Computing System

The Research Center for Space Computing Systems is dedicated to its mission of "Intelligent Space Computing, Co-building a New Silk Road". Focusing on space computing technology and applications, it employs an innovative approach of extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits. Collaborating with global research institutions, the center aims to jointly develop a space-based distributed computing system, advance cutting-edge fundamental core technologies, establish standards for space cloud computing, and establish an open space computing technology facility - the "Zhejiang Constellation". It provides global technology public services and aspires to become a major project for international scientific and technological cooperation, aiming to be recognized as a significant national and global technological infrastructure. Additionally, it aims to develop typical applications and ecosystems for space computing and provide computing support for major national strategic applications and the global development of information technology.

Research Center for Astronomical Computing

The Research Center for Astronomical Computing focuses on leveraging computing to address astronomy-related tasks, covering a spectrum from data processing and scientific research to platform development and promoting open science principles. It strives for breakthroughs in essential technologies like the efficient handling of astronomical big data, the integration and analysis of extensive multi-band data sets, and making astronomical discoveries through the use of advanced computing technologies. The center's mission is to emerge as a premier institution at the crossroads of astronomical computing, pushing the boundaries of basic research and cutting-edge exploration in astronomy. It aims to nurture an open environment for scientific research, leading the way in pioneering innovations and transformative shifts in the way astronomical research is conducted.

Research Center for Life Sciences Computing

The Research Center for Life Sciences Computing is dedicated to creating an open computational ecosystem for life sciences, embodying the principles of computation-intensity, data-driven, and model-based to innovate research paradigms of life sciences. Our core mission revolves around the development of foundational models for genes and proteins to decode the intrinsic patterns underpinning the central dogma of biology. This pursuit ensures rapid dissemination of scientific discoveries across various species, scales and modals. Our efforts are geared towards enhancing comprehensive life sciences research, fostering global collaborations, and catalyzing the formation of a dynamic ecosystem enriched with computational and biological tools. These endeavors are aimed at constructing a leading-edge base for life science and health innovation in Zhejiang Province.

Research Center for New Materials Computing

To meet strategic needs for new materials, the objectives of the Research Center for New Materials Computing are to develop a "computing + data + intelligence" driven multi-scale materials intelligent computing platform, to reveal the complex relationship of “composition-process-structure-property” for materials, to support the property prediction、reverse design and process optimization of new materials, and finally to provide complete solutions ranging from innovative design to engineering application to industrialization of grounding for new materials.

Research Center for Intelligent Manufacturing Computing

The Research Center for Intelligent Manufacturing Computing, guided by the strategic demand for industry innovation, undertakes the significant task of driving the intelligentization of the advanced manufacturing industry. Emphasizing the characteristics of intelligent computing as a "basic platform and empowering innovation", the center utilizes data model computing as a dimension for developing new quality productivity. It harnesses the capabilities of data elements to create new technologies and tools for intelligent manufacturing, thereby fostering the emergence of new products and services and promoting high-quality digitalization in complex equipment manufacturing. The center focuses on researching and developing key technologies, support systems, and common platforms in the field of intelligent manufacturing, including large language models, high-performance simulation and optimization of composite structural parts manufacturing, and the comprehensive integration of multiple individuals and intelligent agents. By establishing an application platform for intelligent computing in the complex equipment manufacturing industry, the center aims to strengthen collaborative innovation with industry platforms and innovative leading enterprises. Furthermore, the center leverages intelligent computing to drive innovation and transformation in the manufacturing industry of Zhejiang Province. It supports the construction of the "415X" advanced manufacturing cluster, contributing to the province's status as a manufacturing powerhouse.

Research Center for Novel Computing Sensing and Intelligent Processing

The Research Center for Novel Computing Sensing and Intelligent Processing is dedicated to solve key technical challenges in computing sensing and information processing in fields such as mechanics, thermodynamics, acoustics, optics, electronics, magnetics, and electrodynamics. The Center advances traditional methods by AI-empowering sensing technologies to break the physical, performance, and efficiency limits of sensing; and develops computing sensing and intelligent processing systems with high-reliability, high-dimension, high-throughput, and high-complexity. Currently, the center is engaged in the development of “Phased Array Feed Ultrawide Field-of-view Radio Telescope” and Deep-sea High-resolution Detecting and Imaging equipment.

Research Center for Intelligent Equipment

Research Center for Intelligent Equipment is committed to enhancing equipment intelligence through intelligent computing. Its mission includes developing equipment digital design simulation systems with independent intellectual property rights and exploring innovative applications of Large Model in the equipment development process. The center aims to provide the "Zhejiang Lab approach," a strategic framework to revolutionize the equipment development paradigms in key sectors.