The Huawei Atlas 900 is a 2020 Red Dot Design Award-winning AI cluster
Huawei has announced that it has attained a 2020 Red Dot Design Award for its Atlas 900. This AI cluster has reportedly beaten back thousands of products in its category to win this accolade. The group that has conferred it cited this hardware's form-factor and efficacy in making this decision.
The Altas 900 delivers the computing power necessary for research-grade AI through the thousands of custom-made Huawei Ascend 910 processors found per cluster. They interact to support image- or video-based training, for both everyday or one-off tasks.
This cluster also has a modular design for easy scalability. End 'end' rack has a "square-bracket" form-factor, between which a variable number of more regular rectangles can be sandwiched, for a cluster network of the desired size and capacity.
Finally, Huawei claims that the Atlas 900's hybrid thermal design gives a liquid-cooling ratio of over 95% and a power-usage effectiveness (PUE) value of less than 1.1 (the ideal AI-cluster PUE being 1.0). This is done using rack-scale "enclosed adiabatic technology".