Huawei launches powerful server hardware

Huawei launched its new Kunpeng server boards at Huawei Connect 2019 in Shanghai, China.

According to Huawei, the new Kunpeng server board offers up to 25% additional performance, 15% increased reliability, and energy efficiency improvements of up to 15% compared to industry competitors.

“These boards will empower partners to built the ultimate computing products,” said Huawei’s president of its Intelligent Computing Business Department, Michael Ma.

Huawei also announced a lineup of new Atlas server products that are powered by its Ascend 910 AI server chip.

These include the Atlas 300, 800, and 900 products, each of which is detailed below.

  • Atlas 800 – This 4U server integrates eight Ascend 910 AI processors for 2 PFLOPS of computing power, at a density of 2.5 times that of the competition, said Huawei. It weighs just 75 kg, and each server has 1.8 times the energy efficiency ratio of the competition.
  • Atlas 300 – an AI training card which provides 256 TFLOPS of computing power, and offers an increase in images trained per second from 965 to 1802.
  • Atlas 900 – an AI training cluster which takes 59.8 seconds to train ResNet-50 – a test commonly used for measuring AI training capabilities. This is 10 seconds faster than the previous record, said Huawei.

Bradley Prior is a guest of Huawei at Huawei Connect in China.

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