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Thursday, October 11 2018 - 20:59
Huawei Launches the Atlas Intelligent Computing Platform to Fuel an AI Future with Supreme Compute Power
SHANGHAI, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Today at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei released the Atlas intelligent computing 
platform powered by Huawei Ascend series of AI chips and mainstream 
heterogeneous computing components. The Atlas intelligent computing platform 
integrates various forms of products, such as modules, cards, boards, edge 
stations, and appliances, to build an all-scenario AI infrastructure covering 
the end, edge, and cloud. As an important part of Huawei's full-stack AI 
solution, the Atlas intelligent computing platform unlocks supreme compute 
power to help customers embrace an AI-driven future and expedite the 
intelligent transformation journey.

Joy Huang, Vice President of the Huawei IT Product Line, delivered a keynote 
titled "Powering Intelligent Enterprises with AI Innovation". He said, "With 
the rapid development of artificial intelligence technologies, AI-driven 
industry solutions are also on the rise. Implementing innovation in all fronts 
is crucial as we move towards an intelligent world. Meanwhile, computational 
power creates new possibilities. With the all-scenario AI infrastructure 
solution oriented to the end, edge, and cloud, Huawei enables customers to 
flexibly cope with business changes and drive greater business value in the 
intelligent era."

The Atlas intelligent computing platform is an evolution of the Atlas 
intelligent cloud hardware platform released in 2017. The new Atlas includes 
the terminal-facing Atlas 200 AI accelerator module, the DC-facing Atlas 300 AI 
accelerator card, the edge-oriented Atlas 500 AI edge station, and the one-stop 
AI platform: Atlas 800 AI appliance, positioned for enterprises.

- Atlas 200 AI acceleration module: Packaged in a form factor half the size of 
a credit card, it supports 16-channel real-time HD video analytics. Deployed on 
devices such as cameras and drones, Atlas 200 consumes only about 10 W of 
- Atlas 300 AI acceleration card: It comes in a half-height half-length PCIe 
standard card form factor, and is positioned for data center and edge server 
scenarios. The Atlas 600 accelerator card supports multiple data precisions, 
and delivers up to 64 TOPS INT8 by a single card. It provides superior compute 
power for deep learning and inference. 
- Atlas 500 AI edge station: The industry-leading edge product integrates AI 
processing capabilities, and supports 16-channel HD video processing in the 
size of a set-top box, delivering a 4x performance over existing products in 
the marketplace. The AI edge station is well suited for a broad range of 
applications, such as transportation, nursing and care, unattended retail, and 
smart manufacturing. 
- Atlas 800 AI appliance: Based on the standard framework and programming 
environment, it provides an optimized AI environment and pre-installed 
underlying software library, and is ready to work 2 hours out of the box. In 
addition, the AI appliance integrates management software for cluster 
management and job scheduling, and system-level performance monitoring 
capabilities, greatly reducing the entry requirements for enterprise AI 

The Huawei IT Product Line has been pursuing the philosophy of "Intelligent IT 
Inspires Digital Future", and strives to infuse intelligent technologies into 
IT infrastructure, leveraging innovative technologies such as AI, chip 
technology, and architecture breakthroughs to help customers accelerate the 
digital and intelligent transformation. Up to now, Huawei's intelligent 
computing products have served more than 5000 customers worldwide. According to 
Gartner's report, Huawei servers ranked No. 4 by global shipments in the first 
quarter of 2018.

Huawei is committed to working with customers in the long term and takes a 
future-oriented approach to drive enterprise digital transformation through the 
power of the platform. So far, 211 of the Fortune Global 500 companies 
(including 48 Fortune Global 100 companies) have selected Huawei as their 
digital transformation partner.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 - "Activate Intelligence" - is held at the Shanghai World 
Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.

This year's HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and 
organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent 
world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry - including global 
ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners - to chart the way 
forward and explore new opportunities.

SOURCE  Huawei