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Introduction

At the Huawei Connect 2018 event in Shanghai in October, the company unveiled its full-stack vision for artificial intelligence (AI). Underpinning the vision is Ascend, a set of dedicated microprocessors for AI acceleration and using Huawei's Da Vinci architecture.

Highlights

  • Ascend is Huawei's new positioning as an AI hardware accelerator provider.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the context of Huawei's entry into the AI hardware accelerator space.
  • Analyzes Huawei's full-stack AI offering.

Key questions answered

  • When will Huawei launch its new Ascend chips?
  • How powerful will Ascend be in tera/petaflops?

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  • Summary
  • Ascend is Huawei's new positioning as an AI hardware accelerator provider
  • Huawei joins a surge in AI platform releases from industry players
  • Huawei full-stack AI portfolio spans cloud and edge AI applications

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