Huawei's first AI computing platform - the Kirin 970 is official

2 September 2017, 11:06:38

Huawei's first AI computing platform - the Kirin 970 is officialAt IFA 2017 in Berlin, Huawei presented its first artificial intelligence platform - the Kirin 970, which combines the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing. "As we look to the future of smartphones, we're at the threshold of an exciting new era," said Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group. "Mobile AI = On-Device AI + Cloud AI. HUAWEI is committed to developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and the cloud. The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user experience. The Kirin 970 is the first in a series of new advances that will bring powerful AI features to our devices and take them beyond the competition."

Kirin 970 is built after the 10nm process and employs an octa-core CPU and a new generation 12-core GPU. They provide 25x better performance and 50x greater efficiency compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 cluster. The chipset packs 5.5 billion transistors into an area of only one cm2. It also features a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). Moreover, the Kirin 970 is an open platform for mobile AI, which means that developers and partners across the world are free to can find new and innovative uses for its processing capabilities.Source

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