Huawei takes out GLOMO award with flagship AI cluster

By on 3 March, 2020

Chinese tech firm Huawei has taken out the ‘Tech of the Future’ award at the 2020 Global Mobile Awards 2020 in London with its Atlas 900 AI cluster.

The annual Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards aims to celebrate companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry.

“Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the GSMA’s GLOMO Awards 2020,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd.

“The GLOMOs are a testament to the incredible innovation and ingenuity shaping our industry and it is truly an outstanding achievement to have been selected by our esteemed judging panels. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2020 GLOMOs.”

Chinese technology firm Huawei has won the ‘Tech of the Future’ category, which seeks to recognise technological developments ahead of their time with potential to catalyse other developments.

The firm claims its Atlas 900 cluster is the world’s fastest artificial intelligence (AI) cluster. An AI cluster essentially a purpose-built server farm for training machine learning models and AI algorithms.

Huawei says the Atlas 900 fearures a full-mesh parameter synchronisation network for AI model training boasting over 100 TB (10^12)/second, reducing synchronisation latency by 10-70 percent when compared to competitors.

It also features a liquid cooling system that increases efficiency relative to air cooled cabinets, offering heat dissipation of up to 50 kW for a PUE of below 1.1 and reducing the equipment’s physical footprint by up to 79 percent.

The judges commented:

“This entry created a platform for progress across a wide array of applications in the mobile industry and beyond, leveraging the latest technology to deliver incredible speed and performance with a minimal carbon footprint.”

Other interesting winners included:

  • Flare for their World-Class Emergency Response Technologies in the ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Health and Biotech’ category;
  • MapSwipe for Missing Maps in the ‘Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations’ category;
  • KT for their Global Epidemic Prevention Platform in the ‘Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs’ category

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