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Huawei reveals new hardware for high-powered computing

Huawei Launches Hi Silicon Kunpeng 920 Server Chips as It Taps New Growth Channels Huawei launches ARM-based Kunpeng 920 chipset, takes on x86 server chips from Intel, AMD
Sandy Mccarthy | 10 January, 2019, 03:55

Huawei's TaiShan series servers are built for big data, distributed storage, and ARM-native application scenarios. We believe that, with the advent of the intelligent society, the computing market will see continuous growth in the future. In addition, new applications in cloud computing are driving data diversity. "Intel will remain our most important strategic partner, " said Xu.

Huawei has developed its name in the mobile phone industry and earns the majority of its revenue from telecom products.

Huawei Technologies has launched a new chipset for use in servers; as China looks to reduce its reliance on foreign chipmakers by increasing the capabilities of its own domestic companies.

The new chipset, called Kunpeng 920, is created to go into data centers and will power the company's TaiShan server, which was also launched on Monday. The development and convergence of ARM-based applications on smart terminals are accelerating, along with cloud-device collaboration. Using the cutting-edge 7nm process, the CPU was independently designed by Huawei based on ARMv8 architecture license. At typical frequency, it scores more than 930 in the SPECint Benchmark, which is 25 percent higher than the industry average, according to Huawei, while delivering 30 percent better power efficiency. The SoC also supports eight DDR4 memory channels, PCI Express 4.0, and two 100G RoCE ports. Single-slot speed is "twice that of the incumbent offering", Huawei said, improving the performance of storage and various accelerators.

The Kunpeng 920 CPU is expected to arrive inside TaiShan servers in three models - one focused on storage performance, one offering great storage density and one that balances on both. "We're working very closely with ARM to get the optimizations done on the gcc front, and the ARM compiler", which will increase performance as these optimizations produce more efficient binaries.

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After a turbulent end to 2018, Huawei sent a business-as-usual message for the New Year as it unveiled a new server chipset at a Shenzhen media event.

Representatives from Huawei's partners - the Green Computing Consortium, Linaro, the Open Edge and HPC Initiative, Hortonworks and China Standard Software - were present for the launch.

The company will continue to develop the ARM ecosystem, which it finds to have an advantage in terms of performance and power consumption; as it continues with its endeavors in the chipmaking industry. Combining multiple computing architectures for optimal performance becomes a must.

"With Kirin 980, Huawei has taken smartphones to a new level of intelligence". Xu tried to play down suggestions the Kunpeng 920 might compete directly with Intel, a major supplier to Huawei.

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