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Huawei goes all-in on cloud computing

Huawei is making ready to enter the cloud computing market in a giant approach with the disclosing of the world’s quickest AI computing chipset middle and a pledge to spend $1.5bn because it appears to recruit extra software program builders.

The Chinese language tech large’s new enterprise will compete with native rivals akin to Alibaba and Tencent in addition to Amazon, Google, Microsoft and different US cloud computing corporations. Whereas Huawei is the world’s largest telecom tools maker and the second-largest smartphone producer, the corporate continues to be a newcomer to the cloud computing enterprise which it entered simply two years in the past.

Huawei’s rotating chairman, Ken Hu mentioned that the corporate will spend $1.5bn over the subsequent 5 years because it goals to broaden its base of builders from its present 1.4m to 5m. Hu offered additional perception on the corporate’s cloud computing plans in a press launch, saying:

“The future of computing is a massive market worth more than two trillion US dollars. We’ll keep investing with a strategy that focuses on four key areas. We will push the boundaries of architecture, invest in processors for all scenarios, keep clear business boundaries, and build an open ecosystem.” 

Atlas 900

Huawei additionally unveiled what it claims is the world’s quickest AI coaching cluster, the Atlas 900. The Atlas 900 is definitely comprised of hundreds of the agency’s Ascend processors which is why it’s so highly effective.

To present a greater concept of simply how highly effective the Atlas 900 is, Huawei mentioned that it takes the AI coaching cluster solely 59.eight seconds to coach ResNet-50 which is the gold customary for measuring AI coaching efficiency. Atlas 900’s time can also be 10 seconds sooner than the earlier world document.

In accordance with Huawei, Atlas 900 will deliver new potentialities to totally different fields of scientific analysis and enterprise innovation together with astronomy, climate forecasting, autonomous driving and oil exploration.

The corporate has additionally deployed its new AI coaching cluster on Huawei Cloud as a cluster service to assist make extraordinary computing energy extra broadly accessible to its clients throughout totally different industries.

“This is a new age of exploration. An ocean of boundless potential is waiting, but just one ship won’t cut it. Today we launch a thousand ships. Let’s work together, seize this historic opportunity, and advance intelligence to new heights,” Hue mentioned as he concluded his speech at Huawei Join 2019. 

By way of NIKKEI Asian Overview


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