(Yicai Global) July 29 -- Huawei Technologies, the world's largest telecoms equipment maker, will build its first software and hardware development platform for partners in Xiamen, in China's southeastern Fujian province.
Huawei will also invest CNY1.5 billion (USD218 million) to build a supercomputing center, Xinhua News Agency reported. Xiamen's city government and Shenzhen-based Huawei yesterday penned a cooperation agreement on both projects.
The platform, called the Kunpeng Ecological Base, will center on the Kunpeng 920 server processor Huawei unveiled at the start of the year. It aims to entice partners to settle in and jointly develop new products to form a processor-centric ecosystem. Huawei said at a recent meeting that it will invest CNY3 billion in the next five years to develop the industrial ecology centered around its Kunpeng chips.
The supercomputing center will use Kunpeng 920 as its core server to provide end-to-end computing capabilities for key units such as government agencies, large and medium state-owned enterprises, and key industries in Xiamen.
Editor: Ben Armour