Signage on the Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. headquarters in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
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GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese language e-commerce big Alibaba launched a brand new server chip on Tuesday, because it seems to be to spice up its cloud computing enterprise and compete towards U.S. rivals like Amazon.
The processor, known as Yitian 710, will go into new servers known as Panjiu.
The chip and servers is not going to be straight bought to clients. As an alternative, Alibaba’s cloud computing purchasers will purchase providers primarily based on these newest know-how. These servers are designed for synthetic intelligence purposes and storage.
The corporate didn’t say when the providers primarily based on the newest chip and server might be accessible for patrons.
Alibaba is not going to be manufacturing the semiconductor however might be designing it as a substitute.
That is a development amongst Chinese language firms. Huawei designed its own smartphone chips and Baidu raised cash this yr for a standalone semiconductor business. U.S cloud computing rivals together with Google and Amazon have additionally executed the identical.