At the Huawei Connect 2017 event in Shanghai, Huawei has released its “new-generation” intelligent cloud hardware platform – Atlas. Positioned for scenarios such as public cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and high-performance computing (HPC), Atlas would ride on the advantages of key technologies including heterogeneous resource pooling and intelligent orchestration to deliver new levels of hardware resource utilization and adapt more flexibly to service demands.
From applications such as safe city and smart manufacturing to autonomous driving, AI and cloud technologies are spreading. Meanwhile, pivotal to intelligence is having capabilities that allow numerous systems to process in real time the massive volumes of data generated from a world of full connectivity.
Built for the public cloud, AI, and HPC scenarios, the Atlas platform released by Huawei addresses the data processing challenges in the AI era. The Atlas platform is based on Huawei’s FusionServer G series heterogeneous servers. The FusionServer G series leverages technologies such as heterogeneous resource pooling and intelligent orchestration to pool resources like GPUs, HDDs, and SSDs, and provides hardware resources on demand to suit the needs of specific service models.
Huawei Atlas would drive a significant higher resource utilization efficiency, and boost performance compared with the traditional x86 architecture, meanwhile slashing the hardware device types for customers. Additionally, Huawei Atlas can provision logical servers in different resource configuration ratios, and deploy the servers within seconds, “significantly shortening the service rollout cycle while empowering customers with the flexibility to adapt to service changes.”
“As the AI era is approaching, traditional hardware cannot meet the requirements on development of AI and cloud technologies.” said Qiu Long, President, IT Server Product Line, Huawei. “Positioned as a new-generation intelligent cloud hardware platform, Huawei’s Atlas pioneers heterogeneous resource pooling and intelligent orchestration technologies to bring resource utilization and performance to new high levels. Atlas is also the fruit of Huawei‘s Boundless Computing strategy. Huawei has been inspired by the idea of making computing simple through continuous innovation, and keeps customers’ requirements in mind to build servers that are stable, reliable, and high-performing, to help customers better cope with the challenges for successful transformation in the AI and cloud era.”