Intel expands collaboration with Baidu in AI, 5G and cloud computing
Intel announced a series of collaborations with Chinese company Baidu in artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, data center and cloud computing infrastructure.
During the Baidu World 2020 conference, Intel and Baidu executives discussed the trends of intelligent infrastructure and intelligent computing and shared details on the two companies’ strategic vision to jointly drive the industry’s intelligent transformation within the cloud, network and edge computing environments.
“In China, the most important thing for developing an industry ecosystem is to truly take root in the local market and its users’ needs. With the full-speed development of ‘new infrastructure’ and 5G, China has entered the stage of accelerated development of the industrial internet. Intel and Baidu will collaborate comprehensively to create infinite possibilities for the future through continuous innovation, so that technology can enrich the lives of everyone,” said Rui Wang, Intel vice president in the sales and marketing group and PRC country manager.
Zhenyu Hou, corporate vice president of Baidu, said that the Chinese company continues to deepen its collaboration with Intel to seize opportunities in the AI industry and bring more value to the industry, society and individuals.
Intel and Baidu have delivered technological innovations over the past decade, from search and AI to autonomous driving, 5G and cloud services. Recently Baidu and Intel worked on customizing Intel Xeon Scalable processors to deliver optimized performance, thermal design power (TDP), temperature and feature sets within Baidu’s cloud infrastructure.
In the area of 5G and edge computing, Intel and Baidu have utilized their technology expertise and collaborated on a joint innovation using the capabilities of the OpenNESS (Open Network Edge Services Software) toolkit developed by Intel, and Baidu IME (Intelligent Mobile Edge), to help achieve a highly reliable edge compute solution with AI capabilities for low-latency applications.
Looking forward, Intel said that it will continue to leverage its data center portfolio to collaborate with Baidu on a variety of developments including:
-Developing a future autonomous vehicle architecture platform and intelligent transportation vehicle-road computing architecture.
-Exploring mobile edge computing to provide users with edge resources to connect Baidu AI operator services.
-Expanding Baidu Smart Cloud in infrastructure technology.
-Improving the optimization of Xeon Scalable processors and PaddlePaddle.
-Bringing increased benefits to Baidu online AI businesses, thus creating world-changing technology that truly enriches lives.