The Democratic People's Repubic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday it has developed a high-performance computer that can be used to automate various industrial production processes.
Rodong Sinmun, a major newspaper representing the country's Workers' Party of Korea, said in an article that a joint venture has developed the "Noul" computer model, an all-in-one computer which resembles those built into a single unit and used widely across the world.
A computer that can be used at industrial sites was needed in order to computerize facilities and enhance production processes, the Rodong Sinmun article said, claiming "the newly developed Noul is superior to previous models."
Noul is also cheaper to produce than other models and has a larger memory capacity and quick processing time that allow it to respond quickly to changes, the newspaper said. "The interface is in Korean thus easy to use" for workers and technicians at industrial sites, it said.
A few factories and power plants have started to use the new computer, it also noted.
"The development of our own industrial computer secures a technical guarantee to speed up our fight to computerize facilities and production processes, major tasks proclaimed in our supreme leader's (Kim Jong-un) New Year's message and the last will of our general (Kim Jong Il)," the article said.
The joint venture firm is striving to further improve the quality of the high-performance computer and increase its use in the country's factories, Rodong Sinmun said.