Huawei's Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Network solution is first to meet new industry standards

Via Huawei Corporate News

Sep 5, 2019

[Beijing, China, September 4, 2019] At the Open Data Center Summit 2019, Huawei AI Fabric Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Network — thanks to its zero packet loss, low latency, and high throughput — was the first to pass the Data Center Lossless Network Test Report issued by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). This is testament to the high performance of Huawei AI Fabric, which takes the lead in the development towards an intelligent and lossless network.

The Data Center Lossless Network Test Report is used for testing and certification in compliance with Lossless Network Test Specifications formulated by the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC), together with other industry players such as CAICT, Baidu, Meituan, China Telecom, China Mobile, Huawei, and Centec Networks.

It is already widely acknowledged in the industry that the lossless network is necessary for meeting performance requirements of new data center service scenarios such as AI training, distributed storage, and cloud-based HPC. The test specifications define the test scenarios and predictions of lossless network performance by integrating the industry chain that spans industry organizations, customers, equipment vendors, and chip vendors. Such a rigorous test strongly promotes the development of lossless networks. As one of the proponents of lossless networks, Huawei has contributed hugely to the formulation of test specifications.

Mr. Zhang Bai, Vice President of Huawei Data Center Network Domain, said: "Data center technologies and the industry are now evolving toward lossless networks. What's more, I hugely appreciate that Huawei can participate in the formulation of the test specifications, the release of which we believe will benefit the entire industry. Based on these test specifications, we are honored to have passed the rigorous testing of the independent testing organization CAICT, signifying the approval of Huawei AI Fabric by this industry authority."

Huawei AI Fabric Intelligent and Lossless Network uses CloudEngine switches with an embedded AI chip and iLossless algorithm to achieve zero packet loss, low latency, and high throughput, resulting in 100% AI computing power. Already in wide use in multiple service scenarios, such as distributed storage, AI training, and cloud-based HPC, Huawei AI Fabric improves distributed storage IOPS by over 30%, greatly improving AI training efficiency and cloud-based HPC task completion efficiency.

Huawei AI Fabric is an innovative solution designed to cope with development trends in the AI era. It accelerates data computing and storage efficiency and helps enterprises quickly innovate new services such as AI, big data analytics, and intelligent computing.

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