For Huawei, the launch of the chipset - called the Kunpeng 920 and designed by subsidiary HiSilicon - boosts its credentials as a semi-conductor designer, although the company said it had no intention of becoming exclusively a chip firm.
The launch marked its bid to join the rest of the industry and take computing performance to new heights.
"Huawei has continuously innovated in the computing domain in order to create customer value".
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Xu also said Huawei will continue its "long-term strategic partnership" with Intel.
"We hope to make our cloud service, together with our partners, one of the top five cloud services in the world", he added.
Huawei, headquartered in the southern city of Shenzhen, has steadily expanded into new industry segments.
A month after finding itself at the center of a global diplomatic and media storm, following the arrest of its CFO in Canada, the company has launched what it calls the industry's highest-performance ARM Ltd. chipset, Kunpeng 920. "We will keep using Intel CPU in areas where they perform better, and use ARM-based CPU in areas like cloud and servers where they are better", Xu told CNBC. Using the cutting-edge 7nm process, the CPU was independently designed by Huawei based on ARMv8 architecture license. Such technology is the latest in the semiconductor industry and allows for smaller components that are more powerful and energy efficient than their predecessors. TaiShan will deliver 20% higher computing performance and much lower power consumption for enterprises. "Kunpeng 920 supports PCIe Gen4 and CCIX interfaces, and provides 640 Gbps total bandwidth". It comes with integrated 8-channel DDR4, while memory bandwidth "exceeds incumbent offerings by 46 per cent".More news: Chandler Parsons 'disappointed' to leave Grizzlies, 'ready to play'
Huawei's TaiShan server series debuted in conjunction with the Kunpeng 920, and is available in three variants. The TaiShan servers are built for big data, distributed storage, and ARM-native application scenarios.
Huawei's TaiShan servers are built for big data, distributed storage and ARM-native application scenarios.
"Based on the TaiShan servers, Huawei Cloud also provides elastic cloud services, bare metal services, and cloud phone services". Amazon does not publish exact specifications of hardware used in AWS, generally, though Graviton CPUs are understood to operate at 2.3 GHz with 16 cores, using 2015-era Cortex-A72 designs. In addition, new applications in cloud computing are driving data diversity. He said that the chip has a unique advantage in power consumption and performance. Combining multiple computing architectures for optimal performance becomes a must.More news: U.S. Dollar Rebounds After Falling for Fourth Straight Session