On April 25, 2021, Huawei began the HDC Cloud 2021 conference and announces the 6 revolutionary products for the cloud-native and AI technologies at the Huawei Developer Cloud Conference 2021 in Shenzhen. At the same time, the company also announces a US$220 million investment into its Huawei Developer Program 2.0 this year.
These technologies will deliver refresh algorithms and quality, which helps them to stretch their limits and produced more quality products. This new technology lineup includes-
- Huawei Cloud CCE Turbo cloud container cluster
- CloudIDE intelligent programming assistant
- GaussDB(for openGauss) database
- Trusted Intelligent Computing Service (TICS)
- Pangu Model (including the world’s largest Chinese NLP model and CV model)
- infrastructure software for diversified computing
This will jointly bring us towards the more enhanced cloud and AI industry. Let me take you to explore all these techniques in detail-
Huawei Cloud CCE Turbo cloud container cluster:
This new cloud CCE Turbo focuses on high-stream computing, server networks, and scheduling because it revolves around the enterprise core systems, innovative services, container performance, elasticity, and scheduling capabilities. The three aspects of the CCE Turbo are as follows-
- Computing acceleration: It’s the only container cluster in the industry that supports full container component offload with no loss of server resources or performance. So it’s good enough to help VIPKid, which is a leading education company tends to improve 40% audio and video service performance.
- Network acceleration: This cluster cross the network transforms a two-layer network into a single-layer network. It helps Sina Corp, which is a leading social media company in China suffering from traffic surges.
- Scheduling acceleration: It senses different application models and network topologies, automatically optimizes task scheduling policies. Simenntenoiusly implements large-scale hybrid deployment and intelligent scheduling of offline and online services.
You can see 40% more results in all three above-mentioned characteristics.
This is a smart programming assistant for developers and delivers a lightweight and fast programming experience. It also provides the developer the intelligent online programming performance anytime, anywhere, and on any terminal. It covers the following aspects:
- It can find all completion results and determine and sort possible results, improving the accuracy of multi-symbol and long results.
- It supports completion for complex contexts and even obscure third-party APIs.
- By automatically avoiding recommending outdated, obsolete, and dangerous APIs makes your code more robust and secure.
GaussDB(for openGauss) database:
This database will be proven to be a trusted choice for migrating enterprise core data to the cloud. Now, an enterprise can freely switch to the cloud and become data-driven. We can define this GaussDB in the following aspects-
- High performance: It works with 54% higher transaction capacity in comparing to the existing products in the industry, and its complex query latency is 82% lower than that of similar products.
- High elasticity: In aspects of the traffic peaks, the computing nodes can be expanded within minutes whereas the torage capacity in seconds. Furthermore, the services are not affected by this entire equation.
- High availability: When a single point of failure occurs, the unique Switch Turbo technology ensures switchover within 10 seconds (less than one-third of the time required by its counterparts) and provides the geo-redundant DR capability.
Trusted Intelligent Computing Service (TICS):
The technique assures your security while unlocking the data value. As a key factor of production, data needs to able to flow flexibly to maximize value. However, in reality, it can still be difficult to realize openness, sharing, and circulation.
Huawei Cloud TICS delivers security for innovative and converged applications of data elements. At the same time, it enables secure data flow and maximizing data value. We can define it in the following three characteristics-
- Based on multi-party federated data exploration and modeling, it processes privacy data in place, keeping data usable but invisible.
- A federated AI algorithm and a homomorphic encryption algorithm are used for collaborative optimization. For example, batch computing of encrypted data is supported during model training, improving the training performance tenfold without the need for an accelerator card.
- It supports interconnection with some of the most used data sources, adapting to typical big data application scenarios without conversion.
This includes the world’s largest Chinese NLP model and vision pre-trained model. As the account of the fact that AI has become a new driver of productivity. However, the development of the AI industry is still in the initial stage.
Based on the “pre-training + downstream fine-tuning” model of the AI industry, the Pangu Model is accelerating the introduction of AI into a wide range of industries and is making inclusive AI a reality. It has three characteristics:
- Strong generalization ability
- Small-sample learning
- High model accuracy
A single model can be applied to a large number of complex industry scenarios and can achieve high accuracy even with a small number of samples. While addressing the needs of scenarios, these models include the flour flavors-
- Natural language processing (NLP)
- Computer vision (CV)
- Multi-modal models
- Scientific computing
It’s said to be the first Chinese NLP model with hundreds of billions of parameters. At the same time, the Pangu CV model is the industry’s largest CV model.
This software infrastructure enables diverse computing. As cloud innovation depends on the support of infrastructure software root technologies such as operating systems, databases, and middleware.
Huawei has been created a complete set of basic computing software stacks, including the operating system, enterprise-grade database, and all-scenario AI computing framework, to enable diversified computing power and support Huawei Cloud innovation.
As of now, more than 2.4 million software developers have approached the Huawei Cloud Kunpeng. Furthermore, we have previously reported that Huawei Cloud IaaS ranks No. 2 in China and No. 5 in the world, making it the fastest-growing mainstream cloud vendor.
To date, Huawei has worked with 72 universities in China, offering more than 1,000 courses, training more than 1,500 teachers, and the company plans to provide software development training to 3 million university developers over the next five years.
Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop producing new ones: Chairman
During the Huawei Connect Event 2021, the Rotating Chairman Xu Zhijun and Huawei China Region President Lu Yon confront media on a specific question “about the sell of smartphone business due to certain issues”
Xu said that Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop making new smartphones. He further mentioned that Huawei’s phone market and phones are indeed facing deep challenges and 5G Huawei phones are difficult to purchase at the moment.
Even after these difficulties, Huawei will not give up or sell on its phone business and will work hard to bring back the prowess of consumer business on track in due course.
“Wait for a few years because at least you have to have a dream and an aim that will keep you motivated” expressed Xu.
In May 2019, Huawei was added to the U.S. Entity List, the list is officially designed to counter Huawei’s surge in both network and smartphone business. Thereafter, Huawei was unable to purchase the required components and software services to build new devices in both the ICT and consumer sectors.
Aside from other crucial components, Huawei felt an immense shortage of chipset and Google proprietary software services. Even after these challenges, Huawei established its supply chain with different global suppliers. However, the U.S. expanded the reach of Entity List in 2020 and barred the company from printing new chipsets via chip makers such as TSMC.
This forced Huawei to drop manufacturing of its flagship chipset – Kirin by the end of 2020. Thereafter, Huawei consuming the chip stack that it has gather before the last round of sanctions.
During the launch of HarmonyOS on June 2, Huawei officially announced new devices with Qualcomm chipsets. Later on, the Huawei P50 Pro flagship was also unveiled with Qualcomm processors. Amid all of the issues, Huawei’s new phones also cannot access the 5G network, which has become a major lack of selling point for its smartphone despite all of the power-packed specifications.
Still, the company has decided to move further on this road and we’ll wait to see what Huawei can usher in the time of such difficulties.
Will focus on building HarmonyOS and Euler operating system: Huawei
On the sideline of the Huawei Connect 2021 conference, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman – Eric Xu took an interview with media personnel. The current Huawei head announced that the company will focus on building two of its operating system HarmonyOS and EulerOS.
HarmonyOS and Euler, both will be open source and the company will focus on building these two operating systems in the future. In terms of working terminology, HarmonyOS is used for smart devices, IoT, industrial use cases. On the other hand, Euler is designed for servers, edge computing, cloud, and more.
Xu also said that Euler is not new and was released in 2019. The opnEuler operating system was initially served with the Kunpeng platform and moving to become the futuristic infrastructure of the operating system.
EulerOS provides enhanced security, compatibility, and easy-to-use features along with high Reliability. It meets the increasing requirements of Linux OS in enterprise applications and provides a compelling choice of open IT platform for users.
Launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, HarmonyOS comes with distributed technology and is designed to work across different devices for a seamless cross-device user experience. Initially, the operating system only supported smart TVs.
At HDC 2020, the Chinese tech maker introduced the second version of this OS – HarmonyOS 2.0. This time, Huawei added new platform support including smartphones, tablets, smart wearables, IoT devices, In-car systems, home consumer devices, and more.
However, the most interesting part of the HarmonyOS release comes in the form of smartphones adaptation. The smartphone version of this Huawei operating system debut on June 2, 2021.
Following the launch, the Chinese company began seeding it on the device. The roadmap is pretty huge consisting of over 100 models. As of September 23, 2021, Huawei has already installed HarmonyOS in 120 million smartphones.
HarmonyOS and EulerOS are currently in their early phase but the progress made by these operating systems comes in the form of major successes in a short amount of time. Therefore, bringing them upwards and developing their complete ecosystem will surely bring a boost to Huawei’s business.
Huawei introduce 11 major scenario-based solutions at Huawei Connect 2021
On the second day of the Huawei Connect 2021 Event, the Chinese tech maker introduces 11 major scenario-based solutions for five business areas. The application scope mainly includes transportation, finance, energy, manufacturing, and some government sector.
Peng Zhongyang, Director of Huawei and President of Enterprise BG speaks out his view framing “Deepening Digital and Creating a Great Future Together”. He presents current industrial digital transformation from different perspectives.
Director Zhongyang said, the company is helping its consumers to embrace digitalization through deep cultivation of scenarios, models, and partners. However, it’s an iterative process, which is now becoming a main asset in the industry.
In order to present industrial deep cultivation, Huawei brings 11 major scenario-based solutions covering five business sectors. As I mentioned earlier, the solution will apply in the government, energy, finance, transportation, and the manufacturing industry.
Let’s take a brief introduction of each sector-
Government and Public Sector: Three core solutions for network management, auxiliary operations, and zero-trust security has been released for this sector. The company is help and initiating projects for smart cities.
Energy Sector: This Chinese firm brings two solutions for this sector. They will be applicable to smart power plants and gas stations and will help in bringing green, low-carbon, safe, and efficient zero-carbon smart energy systems.
Financial Sector: The Finacial Sector also gets two solutions for mobile payments to built a fully connected smart ecological finance system.
Transportation Sector: Smart airports, air traffic control, and united transportation are part of solutions designed to bring a convenient riding experience.
Manufacturing Sector: Smart car enterprise solutions are designed for the production industry. It’ll help manufactures in profitable production with higher safety measurements and time-saving techniques.
Besides, Huawei is looking forwards to work with its partners and provide them all possible help in industrial practice. It wants to jointly solve the problems challenging the development.
About Huawei Connect Event:
This event has started on 23rd September and will end on 25th September. It’s an online conference giving the viewers an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, experts, and the company’s business partners. The theme of this year is “Dive Deep Into Digital” providing insights about AI, cloud, 5G, and other ICT technologies.