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Huawei releases development and progress of Huawei’s cloud and computing business

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Huawei Global Analyst Conference is going on between April 12 to April 14, 2021, in Shenzhen China. During this, the “Cloud and Computing, Opening a New Phase of Digital Transformation” summit held on April 13 in which Huawei announced the progress of its cloud and computing business in 2020.

The progress report shows Huawei Cloud ranked second in the public cloud service market in China and ranked second in the global IaaS market. It is the sixth-fastest growth rate in the world. Kunpeng and Shengteng computing are booming, empowering thousands of industries. Also, Huawei’s storage market share ranks third in the world and first in China.

Shi Jilin, President of Global Marketing and Sales Service Department of Huawei Cloud and Computing delivered a keynote speech on the rapid development of Huawei’s cloud and computing business.

“In the global digital wave, Huawei first proposed Cloud-Native 2.0 to make every enterprise a ‘new cloud-native enterprise’ to build a distributed cloud with global coverage, Cloud infrastructure and services can be extended on-demand, build full-stack, full-scenario AI capabilities to accelerate AI’s entry into enterprise production systems and main processes; build smart bodies to facilitate smart upgrades and accelerate the process of digital transformation in the industry.

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In the computing field, Huawei is geared to diverse computing In the new era, we insist on open hardware, open software, and enable partners. In the storage field, Huawei focuses on green and energy-saving flash memory in all scenarios and promotes industrial upgrading. In 2021, Huawei will continue to innovate, optimize the industrial mix, and enhance industrial resilience. In particular, the enhancement of software capabilities and the use of Fertile Soil Plan 2.0 to make the “black soil” will allow us to better serve our customers, enable partners, and jointly promote the development of the industry.”

Huawei Cloud has the fastest growth rate and is the first choice for smart upgrades of government and enterprise customers

Huawei Cloud has opened up Huawei’s 30-year-old technology accumulation and product solutions in the ICT field to customers, providing stable, reliable, secure, reliable, and sustainable cloud services, and is committed to becoming the best application building platform, enabling applications and enabling Data, to be the “black land” of the intelligent world. Through technological innovation, Huawei Cloud has built a future-oriented “1+3+4” technical architecture, practiced technology inclusiveness, and enabled intelligent upgrades in thousands of industries. Huawei Cloud proposes Cloud-Native 2.0 for the first time in the industry and promotes enterprise cloudification from “ON Cloud” to “IN Cloud” letter.

As of December 2020, Huawei Cloud has launched more than 220 cloud services and 210+ solutions have developed more than 19,000 partners, gathered 1.6 million developers, and has more than 4,000 applications on the cloud market.

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According to a Gartner report, Huawei Cloud’s global IaaS market ranking has risen to sixth, with the fastest growth rate in the world. Canalys report shows that Huawei Cloud has ranked second in China’s public cloud service market for four consecutive quarters. Up to now, there are more than 10 urban smart bodies, more than 600 Chinese government cloud, more than 30 national ministries, more than 220 financial customers, more than 300 SAP cloud customers, more than 30 TOP automobile manufacturers, and more than 14 A TOP gene company chooses Huawei Cloud.

In 2021, Huawei Cloud will continue its business strategy of “enabling applications, enabling data, and being the dark land of a smart world” and will continue to invest in four areas: continue to focus on cloud-native capabilities, launch cloud-native service centers, container image warehouses, A series of services such as container insight engine and container batch computing; continue to make efforts in the field of distributed cloud, and successively release services such as intelligent edge station IES, edge network; continue to focus on lowering the threshold of AI development, and accelerate the deep integration of industry knowledge and AI technology; Continue to follow the development of new smart cities, join hands with more cities to implement urban smarts, and at the same time, closely integrate industry application scenarios to create smarts for key industries, give full play to the technical advantages of cloud-network side-end collaboration, and truly promote smart upgrades in the industry.

Huawei Computing is oriented to diverse computing, insisting on open hardware and open software to enable partners

Huawei focuses on computing architecture innovation, provides the world with “Kunpeng + Shengteng” diversified computing power, and adheres to “open hardware, open software, and enable partners” to promote the development of the computing industry and the construction of an ecosystem. At present, 12 partners have launched computing products based on the Kunpeng motherboard; more than 4,500 solutions from more than 2,000 partners have passed the adaptation and certification of Kunpeng and Shengteng computing platforms.

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The openEuler community has gathered 60 companies, and 8 partners have released commercial releases based on openEuler; 6 database vendors have released commercial releases based on openGauss, and have key businesses in banking, insurance, pan-government, power, and other industries Medium deployment. The MindSpore community has more than 170,000 developers and more than 220,000 downloads. More than 100 universities have chosen MindSpore for teaching, and more than 40 scientific research and innovation teams have chosen MindSpore for scientific research.

This year, Huawei officially released the Kunpeng Smart Plan and the Ascend Smart Plan, which contain more than 500 task packages and provide more than 100 million yuan in incentive bonuses. By gathering the wisdom and strength of the industry, we will jointly develop acceleration libraries, tool plug-ins, Operators, network models, etc., accelerate basic software innovation breakthroughs, and jointly promote the development of the diverse computing industry and ecological prosperity.

Huawei Storage focuses on flash memory in all scenes, magnetic retreats, and silicon advances, and promotes industrial upgrading

Huawei storage continues to innovate, promote industrial upgrading, and realize full-scenario flash storage from enterprise core production data to high-value unstructured data, disaster recovery, and other data storage, thereby bringing cost optimization and efficiency improvement. Compared with mechanical hard drives, SSD system performance is increased by 40 times, and under the same capacity, the power consumption of SSD is reduced by 70%, and the space occupation is saved by 50%, thus greatly reducing the total TCO cost of the data center and contributing to the “carbon in carbon”. And” the goal is reached. On the main storage, with the latest SCM media, the hot data is further accelerated, with a delay as low as sub-milliseconds. On the backup, flash acceleration is used to effectively improve the performance of the backup system, reducing the original backup time from hours to minutes Level to ensure instant availability of backup data in archiving, SSD serves as an archived cache to provide high access performance, and archive data access time ranges from hours to minutes.

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In the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Huawei Storage has been ranked as the leader in the quadrant for five consecutive years, and the market share in 2020 is the third in the world and the first in China. Gartner has given Huawei storage’s strategic forward-looking, complete product solutions and continuous innovation capabilities. It is fully affirmed.

Huawei storage has now entered more than 150 countries and regions around the world, serving more than 15,000 customers, and is widely used in operators, finance, large enterprises, energy, medical, education, and other industries. Today, Huawei has entered the world’s number one storage camp and has become an important force leading the development of the storage industry.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chipsets

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Samsung is celebrating its first-ever production of the 3nm process. Meanwhile, today, Samsung officially announced to begins the manufacturing of chips using a 3nm process with the advanced Gate-All-Around GAA transistor architecture.

The GAA technology is to use for the first time ever in the history of Samsung. It exceeds the execution boundary of FinFET and lowers the power supply voltage level to improve power efficiency, and at the same time improves the performance by increasing the drive current capacity.

Well, is known for being the world-leading semiconductor technology and this initiative makes them more popular among the world’s top semiconductor manufacturing companies.

The company plans to begin its first application based on nanosheet transistors with semiconductor chips for a high level of performance and power computing. Which will further expandable to smartphone processors.

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Samsung GAA technology:

The 3nm chips with Gate-All-Around transistor architecture are very beneficial for the following points including Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO),  and it helps increase power, performance, and area (PPA) benefits.

Additionally, the first generation of 3nm chips can decrease power consumption by up to 45% and improve performance by 23%. On the other hand, the second generation of the 3nm process reduced power consumption by up to 50%, and improved performance by 30%, notably the result are taken as compared by compared to the 5mn chips.

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  • 1st-gen 3nm: reduce power consumption by up to 45%, improve performance by 23% and reduce the area by 16%
  • 2nd-gen 3nm: reduce power consumption by up to 50%, improve performance by 30% and reduce the area by 35%

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Samsung is a ‘copycat’, blames Apple

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Samsung is a copycat, said an Apple official in a recent documentary published by WSJ about the evolution of the iPhone ahead of the iPhone 14 launch event. The documentary features Apple’s Chief of Marketing – Greg Joswiak, along with iPhone co-creator Tony Fadell and a family of iPhone users.

Aside from talking about the innovation that Apple made so far in the world of iPhones, some criticism had also been made on Samsung and Android. Joswiak said, they (Samsung and Android) were annoying and accused them of copying Apple-developed technologies to feature on their own smartphones.

He told that Samsung became a copycat and ripped Apple’s technology and created a poor copy of it on a big display, which was unpleasant to watch for Apple staff.

Back in 2013, Samsung launched its big screen device Galaxy S4 with a 5-inch display, on the same year, Apple unveiled iPhone 5 with a 4-inch display. Later on, Apple realize to increase the size of their phones, thereafter, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was launched with over 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays respectively.

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Legal fight:

Apple didn’t stop at complaining regarding this entire scenario, as it dragged Samsung to a legal filing,  which later coasted Samsung to pay over 1 billion USD in fine. However, Samsung requested to lower the fine and two of the firms later settled this matter.

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Throughout the years, Samsung has profound its ability to make OLED, QLED, and LCD displays, and Apple since then has been a big customer to purchase the display from the South Korean tech maker.

Both the companies rival the smartphone market but still, the business standards are up on the right place for each other.

That’s not it, Samsung has also innovated the world’s first foldable display devices. These are key technologies for the future and Apple is likely to grab them for its own devices (once it’s ready to adapt them).

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Huawei Global AI Challenge has US$210,000 prize money

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Huawei has officially the global AI challenge 2022 along with prize money of US$210,000 and it’s specially organized for the developers passionate about Artificial Intelligence and applications that are built around smart AI apps scenarios. If you want to learn more about this challenge, please check the full information below.

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The 2022 Huawei GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE was officially launched and opened to online registration, with all full-time students who are formally enrolled at a higher-education institution now eligible to enroll in the competition and compete for US$210,000 in prize money. The competition is jointly held by the Jiangsu Association of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Department, and Huawei Nanjing Research Center, and aims to engage with aspiring young developers who share a passion for AI, as well as a commitment to applying AI to more scenarios for a fully connected, intelligent world.

The Huawei GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE is now in its fourth consecutive year since its start in 2019 and had attracted 2,500+ algorithm submissions, from nearly 8,000 teams in 45 countries and regions over its first three years. More than 150 contestants have been awarded. A number of outstanding contestants from the top universities and colleges in China were enrolled by Huawei. The competition marries theory with practice, bringing together young talent to nurture new AI technologies in both a theoretical and practical sense.

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Wang Yue, President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Application Ecosystem BU, set forth the competition’s lofty ambitions, noting, “The development of AI has ushered in an era of ubiquitous intelligence. We aim to inspire global campus talent to explore new AI frontiers, and solve global problems.”

Advice from internationally renowned experts and Huawei professionals

The competition has been enriched by the contributions of acclaimed international AI experts, who provide contestants with advice and mentorships. This year’s slate of experts includes Zhi-Hua Zhou, Professor, and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University and a foreign member of the Academy of Europe; Pascal Van Hentenryck, AAAI Fellow, A. Russell Chandler III Chair, and Professor at the H. Milton Stewart School; and Giuseppe De Giacomo, AAAI Fellow, ACM Fellow, and Full Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome.

Professor Zhou has served as a member of the advisory panel of the GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE for three consecutive years, and played an important role in the competition, noting at the launch event, “Many excellent contestants and solutions were highly praised by the judging panel in past three years. I wholeheartedly believe that this year’s contest will witness a new wave of impressive solutions, and more up-and-coming talent will have a chance to shine.”

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15 AI experts from top universities and colleges in China from the distinguished judging panel and accomplished Huawei technical personnel will share their firsthand experiences. Their expertise will bring an element of industry authority to the competition, and promote industrial and academic achievements, as well as research.

Three contest proposals, address real-world challenges

Experts assessed potential contest proposals using the following five criteria: technical innovation, practical value, risk assessment, popularity, and difficulty, and ultimately settled on three proposals, encompassing practical application of AI in ad recommendations, mapping, and interactive media services. The proposals involve cutting-edge technologies, including machine learning, computer vision (CV), natural language processing (NLP), and decision intelligence, and encourage contestants to explore new solutions.

The first proposal is “knowledge-driven spoken dialogue”. Chatbots are often let down by their passiveness, which often leads to meaningless responses to user requests and limited information. That is why a dialogue system that is capable of interpreting messages and being informative is needed. The dialogue models contestants create are expected to be more robust when encountering word and syntax errors, providing users with responses that meet their expectations.

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The second proposal is “intelligent quality inspection of lane rendering data”. When a navigation service is opened, the map background is generated through data rendering. However, issues with retrieving data may cause errors in lane-level images rendered using such data. To effectively and efficiently spot such data, a high-quality intelligent quality inspection model is needed. We believe that this proposal will rally talent from around the world in the CV domain.

The last proposal is “CTR prediction through cross-domain data from ads and news feeds”. Since the user behavior types that can be identified are limited if only data from the domain of the ad is used, contestants are expected to enhance ad click-through rate (CTR) prediction accuracy by leveraging ad logs, user profiles, and cross-domain data.

Prize money up for grabs

The contest was opened to registration on June 24 and will include preliminary (June 24 to August 24) and elite final (September 3 to mid-September) stages. Following an online competition in the preliminary stage, seven teams will be selected from each proposal to enter the elite final, where a total of 21 teams for the three proposals will compete for cash prizes via an online competition and presentation.

Huawei’s Shining Star Program has set aside a total of US$210,000 as prize money for the contest, which will be distributed to the top seven teams for each of the three proposals. The champion will be awarded US$35,000, the first runner-up US$15,000, and the second runner-up US$10,000. In addition, four teams will earn an honorary mention, which entitles them to US$2,500.

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The GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE is a unique opportunity to explore the boundaries of data science, algorithms, and AI. We warmly invite all student developers who are daring enough to challenge themselves, to showcase their best work to the wider world.

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