[Shanghai, China, September 19, 2019] On the second day of HUAWEI CONNECT 2019, Huawei officially announced the release of 43 powered by Ascend processors. Through these services, Huawei aims to provide superior computing power to make cloud computing and intelligence available to everyone. Hou Jinlong, President of Cloud & AI Products & Services of Huawei, delivered a keynote speech introducing the release.
In his speech, Hou Jinlong announced that 43 new AI cloud services powered by Ascend processors are available to "unleash outstanding computing power and enable inclusive AI". Among the services, AI Elastic Cloud Servers (ECSs) improve performance by more than twofold and are widely used in AI inference, AI training, and autonomous driving training. The other industry-leading innovative services include:
- ImageSearch and Content Moderation upgraded based on Ascend 310 processors provide higher performance at only 30% the cost, which is the lowest in the industry. In addition, a deep hardware-software integration through dedicated hardware image acceleration operators, as well as architecture reconstruction and model compression, greatly improve the image processing efficiency. This reduces workload requirements and cleans up the network environment.
- The industry's first enterprise-class Knowledge Graph helps experts improve the efficiency of knowledge graph construction by more than 70%. The innovative knowledge-driven model simplifies business processes by ensuring that knowledge graphs can be easily expanded and updated. The model also enables one-stop knowledge extraction, mapping, convergence, and full lifecycle management. With the Ascend processors, tens of billions of entities and hundreds of billions of relationships can be queried in seconds.
- HUAWEI CLOUD's autonomous driving cloud service Octopus depends on Huawei's big data platform CarbonData. Octopus efficiently processes massive volumes of data, stores PB-level drive test data, and supports retrieval of hundreds of millions of data records in seconds. Based on the Ascend 310 and 910 processors, Octopus provides automatic tools (data processing, training, and simulation) throughout the entire autonomous driving process. This accelerates the iteration frequency of autonomous driving algorithms from months to weeks and helps vehicle enterprises quickly develop autonomous driving products.
HUAWEI CONNECT is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, and this year is being held in Shanghai from September 18 to 20, 2019. This year's conference is themed around "Advance Intelligence" and aims to establish an open, cooperative, and shared platform for customers and partners to explore new opportunities for an intelligent future. For more information, please visit: Link