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Press Release -- December 3rd, 2013
Source: Huawei
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Huawei Becomes a Key Member of TPC-BDWG to Lead Big Data Energy Benchmark Standardization

United States, California, December 3, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that the Shannon Laboratory of the Huawei Central Research Institute has made unprecedented progress in its international industrial standardization work in Online Processes Technology (OLPT), data warehouse performance optimization technology, and energy aware big data processing technology, for the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). Due to its cutting edge research efforts in these fields, Huawei was one of the five key member companies named at the TPC general meeting in Palo Alto, California, during November 4-7, 2013, assigned to be responsible for continuing the appraisal of big data processing performance benchmarks. At present, Huawei is the only company member from China, with Huawei representative, Dr. Daqi Ren, holding the position of editor for the big data working group.

The Shannon Laboratory is one of the main laboratories in the Central Research Institute of Huawei Technologies and is focused on IT engineering research. The laboratory has made considerable progress in research related to High Throughput Computing, with many key milestones met in the fields of big data processing, hardware and software infrastructure, operating systems, programming paradigms, and benchmarks. The Shannon Laboratory is also independently responsible for initializing the TPC energy consumption benchmark standard in big data processing and the development of the energy consumption chapter for TPC-Big Data Working Group (TPC-BDWG) benchmark specifications. The research addresses the five key characteristics of big data technology: huge data space occupation, various data types, sparse value density,high commercial value and high speed processing. Providing powerful support for Huawei’s capabilities in TPC international standardization, the results have been documented in research papers in top industry publications, and presented at key international conferences. “We will continue to be at the forefront of big data research, and are committed to supporting to development of IT technologies and international standard organizations,” said Mr. Zane Wei, vice director of the Shannon Laboratory.

Headquartered in the United States, the TPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define transaction processing and database benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable TPC performance data to the industry. Enjoying an important status in the IT domain, the TPC is dedicated to formulating the commercial application datum procedure (benchmark) standards, performance and cost measurements, and test results management. Its benchmark test result is a key performance measurement for the core technologies of computer servers.

TPC-BDWG is a sub-committee of TPC and responsible for big data processing performance datum formulation. It was established by 8 companies (Intel, IBM, Cisco, NEC, Red Hat, Oracle, HP, and VMware) in September, 2013, at TPC’s congress in Minneapolis, United States. Big data technology is predicted to become the core aspect of the next generation IT industry, and TPC-BDWG will be the focal point of performance standard research and benchmarking in the future.

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