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Domestic chip giants focus on increasing ecological integration

来源:经济参考报 □记者张汉青北京报道 January 9, 2020, 07:19 Source: Economic Reference News □ Reporter Zhang Hanqing reports from Beijing

At the close of 2019, the two domestic chip giants, Feiteng and Godson, have organized large-scale annual meetings.

At the two conferences of Loongson with the theme of "New Era, Core Ecology" and Feiteng's two thousand-person conferences with the theme of "Building Ecology Concentrically and Flying Together", the guests agreed that CPU is the fundamental of industrial ecology. It is necessary to solve the problem that core technologies such as chips are subject to people. At the same time, the innovation of the construction of industrial ecology and the debut of new products from partners have become the highlights and key words of the two conferences.

Godson: adhere to the goal of "establishing an independent IT industry ecology"

On December 24, 2019, Loongson Zhongke Technology Co., Ltd. announced the launch of Loongson's next-generation general-purpose CPU products 3A4000 / 3B4000. On the same day, more than 4,000 people, including Godson partners, experts and scholars and leaders of competent departments, witnessed Godson's new product launch at the 2019 Godson new product release and user conference with the theme of "New Era, Core Ecology".

According to Hu Weiwu, chairman of Godson Technology Co., Ltd., through "trial and error" in the market, the Godson team realized that the main gap between China's CPU and foreign CPUs lies in general processing performance, not dedicated processing performance; single-core performance is insufficient. , Not the number of audits is not enough; the lack of design capabilities, not the technology is not advanced enough. Therefore, Loongson Zhongke has been committed to improving the single-core general processing performance by optimizing the design until the 3A4000 completed the design ability "make-up lessons". On this basis, Loongson will launch a quad-core 3A5000 and a 16-core 3C5000 using a 12nm process in about two years. Its main frequency will be increased to 2.5GHz and the general processing performance will reach the level of AMD at the time. After 20 years of hard work, the universal processing performance has reached the world advanced level.

The internal report of Godson China Technology stated that the company set the goal of "establishing an independent IT industry ecology" and worked for it. The IT industry is a "solution is king" industry. The value of the CPU lies in its carrying ecology. Building an independent ecology based on the CPU is in line with the law of industrial development and has created a broad space for development for Godson.

Hu Weiwu pointed out that the fundamental way out for China's information industry lies in the establishment of a third ecosystem independent of Wintel and ARM + Android systems. To this end, Loongson provides an open source basic version operating system, which supports downstream operating system companies, complete equipment companies, and solution companies to launch product version operating systems. Loongson unified the system architecture through the basic version of the operating system to achieve compatibility of the operating system across motherboards and inter-generational CPU compatibility, and to achieve compatibility of applications on different machine platforms.

According to Zhang Ge, vice president of Loongson China Science and Technology, the number of Loongson partners has increased to nearly a thousand, and the number of downstream Loongson-based developers has reached tens of thousands. It is used in various application scenarios such as government and enterprise, security, finance, energy, transportation, and education. The application. Godson chip shipments in 2019 have reached more than 500,000.

Feiteng: Take the "industrial ecological open and joint" development path

Prior to December 19, 2019, the first Feiteng Ecological Partner Conference was held. The conference attracted more than 2,000 representatives from all over the country, including academicians from the two academicians, industry experts, government authorities, industry associations, user units, software and hardware manufacturers, system integrators and financial institutions. At the conference site, Feiteng announced the launch of the Feiteng security platform architecture standard PSPA, as well as a number of Feiteng CPU-based computer and network security products.

Dou Qiang, general manager of Tianjin Feiteng Information Technology Co., Ltd. said that Feiteng's chip product lineage is complete, including three series of high-performance server CPU, high-performance desktop CPU and high-end embedded CPU, which are respectively oriented to high-performance computing, high-performance servers, and efficient It can provide servers, desktops, and embedded applications in five major areas to provide core computing power for all types of devices from the end to the cloud.

2019 is the 20th anniversary of the birth of Feiteng's first product, and also the 5th anniversary of the company's establishment. This year, Feiteng's products have achieved new breakthroughs in domestic applications in domestic government office, finance, power, rail transit and other fields. Based on the development path of "independent innovation of core technology and open industrial ecology," Feiteng takes the mission of "focusing on information system core chips to support national information security and industrial development", and will cooperate with partners to continue to promote the industrial application of Feiteng CPU .

Dou Qiang said that the next five years will continue to invest more than 15 billion yuan for new product research and development, ecological construction and regional customer protection. The future is the era of the interconnection of all things. On the basis of satisfying general computing power such as desktop, server and embedded, Feiteng CPU will continue to increase investment to meet the future demand for dedicated computing power such as IoT, edge computing and artificial intelligence. "Become a world-class chip company, serve the society with the Chinese chip" as the vision, be a "climber" in the new era, and realize the new take-off of the national information industry.

Experts: CPU, operating system, database, etc. need close cooperation

According to Godson insiders, Godson's basic software and hardware platform has been continuously improved through ecological construction. Godson CPU-based software R & D staff has reached tens of thousands of downstream customers. Godson has developed from the "party B" at the end of the industry chain to the beginning of active organization Industry chain.

At the Godson conference, many downstream companies in the industry chain, including Lenovo, Zhongke Shuguang, Inspur, Tongfang, and Beyond NC, released desktop computers, notebooks, all-in-ones, servers, cloud terminals, Network security equipment, industrial control computers and other products.

At the first Feiteng Ecological Partner Conference, many companies released new products and systems based on the Feiteng CPU. For example, 10 domestic OEMs including Great Wall, Lenovo, Inspur, Tongfang, Shuguang, and Ziguang Hengyue have released computer products based on FT-2000 / 4; Great Wall, Inspur, and CLP Finance have released FT-2000 / 4-based computer products. Financial equipment; 9 companies including Ziguang Hengyue, Maipu, Chianxin, Wangyu Nebula, NSFOCUS released network security products based on Feiteng chips. These products will be used in domestic government and corporate office, cloud computing, data center, finance and other fields. Product performance, energy consumption and degree of autonomy have obvious advantages in similar products.

Shen Changxiang, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said that guarding the security of cyberspace infrastructure is a matter of great importance to social tranquility, economic development and national sovereignty. Facing the increasingly severe international cyberspace situation, it is necessary to base on national conditions, drive innovation, and solve the problem that core technologies such as chips are subject to people.

Miao Zhanlu, deputy director of the Information Management Center of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology believes that the CPU is the root of the industrial ecology. If it is compared to a tree, the CPU is the root of the tree, the operating system is the trunk, cloud platform, big data, middleware Etc. are branches, and various applications are leaves and fruits. In the future, complex services, scale-friendly user experiences, and stable and reliable standards will place higher requirements on the industrial ecology. CPUs, operating systems, and databases will need to work closely together to create a better future.

(Responsible editor: Mingming Biao)

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Domestic chip giants focus on increasing ecological integration

来源:经济参考报 2020-01-09 07 : 19Source : Economic Reference
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