Huawei Connect 2023 in Shanghai, China, gathered business leaders, tech experts, partners, developers, and industry stakeholders to explore new possibilities for an intelligent future. While AI is inevitable and here to stay, Huawei emphasized the need to explore new opportunities for an intelligent future.
The three-day event, held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Hall and Shanghai World Expo Center, revolved around the theme of Accelerating Intelligent Transformation. It provided practical advice and references to help industries maximize the benefits of AI.
During the event, Sabrina Meng, Huawei’s Deputy Chairwoman, Rotating Chairwoman, and CFO, introduced the company’s All Intelligence strategy. This strategy focuses on developing foundational AI technologies and building a solid computing backbone to support a wide range of AI models and applications for all industries, not just in China but globally.
In her keynote, Meng stated, “Huawei is committed to providing a solid computing backbone for China – and the world. We will strengthen the synergy between hardware, software, chips, edge, devices, and cloud to foster a thriving ecosystem. Our goal is to cater to the diverse AI computing needs of different industries.”
Huawei aims to lead the AI revolution and collaborate closely with customers, partners, developers, and stakeholders to deliver cutting-edge industry solutions. Together, they can enhance digital security, build trust, and accelerate intelligence across all industries.
Over the past two decades, Huawei has contributed to the advancement of information and communications technology through its All IP and All Cloud strategies. Now, with the rising prominence of artificial intelligence, Huawei’s All Intelligence strategy aims to harness new strategic opportunities presented by AI.
A crucial aspect of this strategy is providing the immense computing power required to train foundational AI models for various industries. At Huawei Connect 2023, David Wang, Huawei’s Executive Director of the Board, Chairman of the ICT Infrastructure Managing Board, and President of the Enterprise BG, introduced the Atlas 900 SuperCluster. This AI computing cluster incorporates a new architecture optimized for training massive AI foundation models with over one trillion parameters.
The Atlas 900 SuperCluster is equipped with Huawei’s state-of-the-art Xinghe Network CloudEngine XH16800 switch, featuring high-density 800GE ports. Its two-layer switching network can connect up to 2,250 nodes per cluster – equivalent to 18,000 NPUs – without oversubscription.
During the event, Wang emphasized the beginning of a new era of intelligent transformation. He urged collaboration, deep exploration of industry-specific scenarios, and the establishment of a robust computing backbone to support numerous new AI models and applications. By working together, all industries can embrace intelligence faster.
Furthermore, Wang unveiled nine new intelligent industry solutions based on Huawei’s intelligent transformation reference architecture. These solutions, developed in partnership with Huawei’s customers and partners, address the specific needs of various industries, such as finance, government, manufacturing, electric power, and railways.
Lastly, Wang announced the release of Huawei’s white paper, Accelerating Intelligent Transformation. This comprehensive publication comprises case studies and best practices to facilitate a seamless transition towards new forms of intelligence across all industries.
Huawei’s top executives also presented a reference architecture for driving intelligent transformation at the event, along with related products and solutions.