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Huawei to Fuel the Kunpeng Computing Industry with a USD200M Investment in 2020

The Program Has Attracted 1.6 Million HUAWEI CLOUD Developers to Date

Mar 27, 2020

[Shenzhen, China, March 27, 2020] Today at HDC.Cloud, Huawei announced the latest initiative to advance the Huawei Developer Program 2.0. Throughout 2020, Huawei will invest USD200 million with detailed programs for universities, startups, individual developers, and partners, driving new milestones in the Kunpeng computing industry.

Huawei is currently working with partners such as Tencent Games to make the next step in Kunpeng ecosystem collaboration, and is also partnering with Kylinsoft, iSoft, Uniontech, and the Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) to announce commercial OS editions powered by openEuler. Kunpeng is set to become the foundation for future IT development in multiple markets, which will mutually benefit all players in the digital economy.

Hou Jinlong, President of Cloud & AI BG, Huawei, delivered a keynote speech

As the world heralds in the intelligent era and Moore's Law is slowing down, traditional computing methods cannot meet the requirements of diversified application scenarios. The world is calling for heterogeneous cloud-edge-device collaboration that delivers pervasive, diversified computing power. The next decade is projected to be the golden time for computing architecture innovation, where developers are instrumental in driving the changes.

In the keynote speech titled ‘Grow with Developers for a New Computing Era’, Hou Jinlong, President of Cloud & AI BG, Huawei, said, "Developers are the key to changing the computing world. They are the engine of enterprise innovations, and the soul of new industry ecosystems. In 2019, we released Huawei Developer Program 2.0 with the goal to develop five million developers over five years.

“Currently, we have 1.6 million developers working on HUAWEI CLOUD. We will continue to work with global developers and industry partners to provide robust, economical computing power by leveraging the multi-core, high-concurrency advantages of Kunpeng processors. Together, we will unlock the trillion-dollar blue ocean market of the computing industry and share the success of the digital economy."

Kunpeng Powers Tools and Platforms to Speed Up Development

At HDC.Cloud, Huawei released the CloudIDE, Kunpeng acceleration library, and developer community to provide developers with easier access to Kunpeng.

Evolve with Kunpeng: Huawei and Tencent Games

At HDC.Cloud, Huawei announced a strategic partnership with Tencent Games. As a result, the homogeneous device-cloud architecture of Kunpeng processors will be the catalyst for this joint innovation.

Ma Xiaoyi, Senior Vice President of Tencent, said, "We are glad to have the strategic collaboration with Huawei and have set up a joint innovation lab as testimony to our long-term goals. We will combine our strengths in mobile cloud gaming and game engines. For example, at Tencent we have built the GameMatrix platform designed for mobile cloud gaming. In the future we will leverage Huawei Kunpeng processors to build quality, cost-effective mobile cloud gaming solutions."

Huawei Beefs Up Developer Program 2.0 with a USD200 Million Investment in 2020

In 2019, Huawei released Developer Program 2.0, which proposed a huge USD1.5 billion investment over five years to promote industry development. This is the foundation to the package announced by Huawei today, which includes a USD200 million investment in 2020 and detailed support for universities, startups, developers, and partners.

The Kunpeng Computing Industry Ecosystem Makes Material Progress

Huawei emphasizes a business sphere covering open hardware, open source software, and partner enablement. Working with partners is critical to driving the Kunpeng computing industry to the forefront of the digital future.

Huawei Developer Conference 2020 (Cloud), or HDC.Cloud, is Huawei's annual flagship event for global developers in the ICT space. It was webcast live on HUAWEI CLOUD from March 27 to 28. The conference provides a global communication and practice platform, opens up Huawei's 30 years of ICT expertise, and leverages the Huawei Kunpeng + Ascend processors as hardware engines to empower developers with the computing power to transform industries and incubate possibilities. For more information about HDC.Cloud, please visit www.huaweicloud.com/HDC.Cloud.html.