On September 18, Huawei launched the Atlas 900 AI cluster and also announced a new strategy to evolve in the world of AI computing.
“The future of computing is a massive market worth more than two trillion US dollars,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s Deputy Chairman.
Huawei has estimated that in the next five years, statistical computing will become the mainstream and AI computing will account for more than 80% of all computing power used around the world.
To make its way to AI Computing market, Huawei said it follow these key points.
- Huawei will continue to research, develop and invest in its processor architecture program such as Da Vinci architecture.
- Huawei will increase its investment in all-scenario processors such as Kunpeng for general-purpose computing, Ascened processors for AI, Kirin processors for smart devices, and Honghu processors for smart screens.
- The company won’t sell its processors directly. Instead, it will provide them to its customers in the form of cloud services, and its partners in the form of components, to raise the support for integrated chip solutions.
- To builts its open ecosystem, Huawei will invest $1.5 billion in its developer program to support five million developers, which currently has 1.3 million developers and 14,000 independent software vendors around the world.
“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,” said Hu.