HarmonyOS is the self-developed operating system from Huawei, which made its debut at the Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC 2019). And it seems like, the Chinese tech giant may soon bring HarmonyOS to the Chinese PC industry.
According to a well know tipster from Weibo, Huawei likely to release the HarmonyOS 2.0 powered PCs in the domestic (Chinese) market powered by Kunpeng processors.
The tipster mentioned that several provinces, cities, and regions are cooperating with Huawei to establish its PC industry supply chain. This could play a potential role to bring Huawei in the PC market, starting with its own home ground.
At HDC 2019, Huawei shared the roadmap to upgrade HarmonyOS. With HarmonyOS 2.0 in 2020, Huawei is scheduled to release it for Domestic PC, Smartwatch/Bands, and Automotive/Car interfaces. The HarmonyOS will adopt more platforms until 2022.
Huawei Kunpeng PC?
Huawei already sells its Kunpeng computing solutions for the enterprise customers, powered by Kunpeng chipset and its own Kunpeng motherboard.
In 2019, Huawei listed its first Desktop motherboard that’s developed based on the Kunpeng 920 Processor. The board is compatible with mainstream hardware such as memory, hard drives, and network interface card (NICs).
Kunpeng Desktop Board Specifications:
Processor – Kunpeng 920 processor with 4/8 cores & 2.6 GHz
Internal Storage – 6 SATA 3.0 hard drive interfaces, 2 M.2 SSD slots
Memory – 4 DDR4-2400 UDIMM slots, maximum capacity 64 GB
PCIe Expansion – 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4, and 1 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
Network Ports – 2 LOM NIC, supporting GE network ports or optical ports
USB – 4 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0
HDC 2020 for Consumers Business:
The Kungpeng processor and the motherboard are currently not made for consumer use and we’ll have to wait until the Huawei Developer Conference 2020 for Consumer Business.
Currently, Huawei has not announced any dates for the HDC20 event but August likely to remain in the calendar for this event.
Huawei takes world’s largest energy storage project to provide 1300MWh energy storage
At the 2021 Global Digital Energy Summit, Huawei takes the worlds’ largest energy storage project in its hands. The company will work in a corporation with Shandong Electric Power Construction Third Engineering Co., Ltd. to provide 1,300MWh energy storage at a large scale.
According to the reports, the Shenzhen-based firm participate in the Global Digital Power conference on 16th October, which was organized in Dubai. The AI, Cloud, and Big Data technologies in the field of low-carbon smart society were the topic of discussion at the summit.
There were many respected guests of Huawei Digital Technology who delivered the keynote speeches and shared their viewpoints in aspects of how to bring a greener future.
On this matter, Huawei executives informed that the 1300MWh energy storage scale is currently counted by the world’s largest energy storage project, not to mention the off-grid energy storage. After taking the Saudi Red Sea New City energy storage project, this Chinese firm will become the constructor of the largest energy storage base worldwide.
Furthermore, the media reports reveal that the Red Sea New City Energy Storage Project is one of the major highlights of the “Vision 2030” blueprint drafted by Saudi Arabia. In addition, the city is situated near the coast of the Red Sea that provides a suitable geographical environment to extract electricity energy resources.
Apart from Huawei, there are two other enterprises of Saudia Arabia that are contributing to this project. Among them, the ACWA Power will be responsible for the developer’s part while Shandong Power will provide the EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) supplies.
In July 2021, Huawei filed an energy storage system patent that was publicly shared on July 9th in China. This patent targets to normalize the hardware architecture and provides convenient maintenance with reduces costs. We can see the company has a long time preparation for the energy storage which is now gradually starting to implement in actual.
Alibaba plans to launch 5nm Arm server chip to compete with Huawei and Amazon
Arm server technology is becoming a new trend of Server business due to its flexibility, small size, efficiency, and low price. In the coming time, it might take an important turn for server-based computing while replacing the X86 server processors.
Speaking of which, the current server market has many rulers with the leading technologies. However, the top place is acquired by Intel with 90% for the X86 process technologies. Although, Huawei’s Kunpeng Chips and Amazon’s AWS Graviton can be counted as new emerging leaders in the industry.
Now, recent reports show that the third biggest global provider of IaaS cloud- Alibaba is also planning to launch 5nm technology-based Arm server chip products. Afterward, it’ll count as another Chinese technology company to uses self-developed CPUs. Seems like, the service provider is preparing to compete with Huawei and Amazon.
Alibaba 5nm Arm chip:
According to the report, since 2019 Alibaba is researching the 5nm Arm chip processing technology with a complete exposition by the middle of 2021. The 128 cores and 5-nanometer processes technology has been used to reach the level of products from Huawei and Amazon.
In addition, at the Yunqi Conference, this Chinese cloud service provider recently informed that its most advanced server chip enters the manufacturing process. To be mention, Yunqi Conference is the yearly developer conference for Alibaba Cloud.
Furthermore, the next annual Yunqi Conference is scheduled for 19th October which will be held in Hangzhou China. In 2018, the company announced another chip-making subsidiary “Pingtou” which mainly manufactures end-to-end products such as Hanguang 800 chips.
Huawei ARM Servers:
The TaiShan ARM Servers of Huawei are the next-generation data center server-based on the Huawei Kunpeng processor. Meanwhile, the Kunpeng 920 processors are designed with multi-core computing architecture integrating superior computing technology.
This Shengzeng based firm mainly uses the 7nm technology with 64 2.6GHz core ARMv8 architecture to produce the ARM chips. Moreover, it mainly targets the requirements of diversified efficient computing power while preserving its security, and openness.
HDC 2021 Schedule: HarmonyOS, EMUI, HMS Core, Cloud and more
HDC 2021 (Huawei Developer Conference) 2021 will be held on October 22, 2021. This schedule is very busy and at the event, the Chinese tech maker will launch a number of new technologies including and will make new announcements regarding HarmonyOS, smart homes, smart offices, HMS Core, and more.
Below, we’ll explore the complete HDC 2021 schedule, along with all of the interesting things that will unveil at HDC 2021.
Note: We’ll going to include a Live stream video, once it’s available.
HDC 2021 Schedule:
HDC 2021 Keynote Timeline:
- 08:30 – 11:00 GMT+2, October 22 at Dongguan Basketball Center, China.
HDC 2021 Keynote Speakers:
- Yu Chengdong (Richard Yu), Executive Director, CEO of the Consumer Business Group, CEO of the Intelligent Automotive Solution BU Huawei
- Wang Chenglu, President of the AI and All-scenario Intelligence Business Unit, Huawei Consumer Business Group
- Zhang Ping’an, Executive Vice President, President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service CEO of Huawei Cloud BU
- Tim Gong, President of the Software Dept, Huawei Consumer Business Group
- Kevin Ho, COO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, President of the Handset Business, Huawei Consumer Business Group
HDC 2021 Tech Sessions:
The event will allow all of the developers to get exclusive event insights from the company and industry experts as well as the corresponding app developers and get to know them in detail.
- Petal Maps
- Huawei AppGallery
- HMS Core 6.0
- Petal Search
Aside from the tech sessions, a developer can clear their doubts with Huawei’s developers and know more about the app development, service integration or resolve any of their issues.
- Account Kit
- SignPal Kit
- Dynamic Tag manager
- Ads Kit (Banner Ads)
- Push Kit
- Awareness Kit
- Analytics Kit
- Map Kit
- Site Kit
- Location Kit
- Video Editor Kit
- Audio Editor Kit
- ML Kit
- HiAI Foundation
- 3D Modeling Kit
- AR Engine
- Scene Kit
- CG Kit
- HMS Toolkit
- Auth Service
- Cloud Functions
- Cloud DB (Android)
- Cloud Storage (Android)
- App Messaging (Android)
- Remote Configuration (Android)
- App Linking (Android)
- Crash (Android)
- Huawei VR SDK
- Huawei AR Engine
- Quick App
- Huawei Research
- Petal Kids Code
- One-Time Development for Multi-device deployment
- Declarative UI Programming Paradigm
- Agent-Powered Scheduled reminders
- Board Porting
- HDF-WLAN adaptation
- JS Pedometer Service Widget
- Custom Liquid Layout
- Shopping App
- JS Movie Service Widget
- Transition Animation
- Distributed Database
- Image Editing Template
- Distributed Game Authentication
- Distributed Email Editing
- Distributed Video Player
- Distributed Sketchpad
- Distributed Map Navigation
- Video Codec
- Huawei Share OneHope with Aroma Diffuser
- Facial Recognition
- AI General Text Recognition
- App Multiplier
We expect that Huawei will address the current development of the HarmonyOS operating system and its availability for the global markets. On the other hand, the Chinese tech giant will surely be bringing a new version of EMUI for global consumers. However, there could be new devices that may launch afterward and we’ll keep you posted on all of the development.
(Source – Huawei)