BEIJING, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 17, Baidu held the 2016 Data Center Partner Conference in Beijing, China. As Baidu's strategic supplier, Inspur was invited to participate in the conference, and was honored with the Baidu Annual Supplier "Technology Innovation Award". Inspur has been working closely with Baidu through a 5-year partnership plan. The products and solutions jointly developed by both parties such as the SmartRack, heterogeneous computing server and storage resource pooling, have become important elements and contributions to the Baidu Data Center. Throughout this partnership, there is witness that the work between Inspur and Baidu has transitioned from mere cooperation to "joint innovation".
Cloud computing, VR and AI have become hot areas in the development of the Internet, and technology innovation has become the new normal in the business development of internet enterprises. As one of the top internet companies of the world, Baidu not only has leading autonomous search engine technology, but has also accumulated many accomplishments with its global leading R&D group and other technological achievements.
In 2011, Inspur and Baidu started joint research and development, and deployment was launched on the SmartRack (Baidu North Pole Complete Equipment Cabinet). In 2013, both parties jointly created a delivery record of 3000 server nodes in one machine room in one day and pushed through 10,000 nodes in 2015. As an example of data capacity, the Baidu Yangquan Data Center is thousands of PB and the complete equipment cabinet server jointly researched and developed by Baidu and Inspur was able to save energy up to 30%. As a result of this achievement, in 2015, Inspur was honored with the "Baidu Optimal Server Customization Partner Award".
Inspur is one of the leading heterogeneous computing server suppliers in Artificial Intelligence, and has the capacity of large-scale parallel algorithm design, procedure development, software adjustment and the optimization of 100,000 core or higher CPU+GPU/MIC/FPGA. Recently, Inspur's heterogeneous computing server NF5568M4 GPU and FPGA (customized for deep learning), has become one of the most critical solutions to support the hardware platform of Baidu's driverless car technology.
According to the latest data from IDC, Inspur's server procurement quantity within the internet industry occupies 30% of the whole market. Inspur is consistently ranked first regarding the delivery quantity of x86 servers for four consecutive quarters. Inspur has also become the core supplier of national leading enterprises in internet industry – namely with Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, and is the preferred partner of subdivisions of the internet, such as in e-commerce and the independent public cloud.
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SOURCE Inspur Group Co., Ltd.