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The Huawei Atlas 900 is a 2020 Red Dot Design Award-winning AI cluster

The Huawei Atlas 900. (Source: Huawei)
The Huawei Atlas 900. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei's Atlas series is this OEM's take on the AI cluster, which delivers extremely high-volume processing for this area of computing. One of its latest variants, the 900, has just won a Red Dot Design Award for 2020. This group has conferred the prize on the cluster for its innovative form-factor and deployment mechanism.

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".


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04- 3 (Update: 2020-04- 3)