Data is regarded as one of the key production factors in the digital economy. As the digitalization of governments and industries deepens, massive amounts of data are being generated every day. Storing these data in a secure, efficient, green and sustainable way has become a pressing problem. Technological fields, such as diversified computing power, new storage media, high-performance networks, and intelligent data reduction offer as many opportunities for innovation as they do challenges.
Building a technological ecosystem, especially in the field of basic technology breakthroughs, requires the collaboration of all parties. That's why Huawei established the annual OlympusMons Awards in 2019 to lead the global research of data storage basic theories, break through key technical problems, accelerate the industrialization of scientific research achievements, and achieve industry-academia-research win-win collaboration.More
It aims to build with memory and data as the center of the new data storage system based on innovative software and hardware technologies, such as self-driven storage system, transparent and secure large memory, data protection in massive data scenarios, data computing power network, storage system framework with separated storage and compute, and storage system oriented to the emerging data ecosystem, achieving superb cost-effectiveness per bit.
It aims at the key foundational technologies in the data storage field, such as the theoretical limit of compression, hardware offload of the model prediction-based compression algorithm, AI-prediction-based compression algorithm, and scenario-oriented compression algorithm, as well as new storage media technologies, such as DRAM high-reliability application, using new memory to replace media, storage and compute integration based on new media, and high-density storage media, and other latitude breakthroughs.More
At the 2021 Innovative Data Infrastructure Summit, the winners of the 2021 OlympusMons awards were officially presented with trophies and research bonuses.
The winning project was evaluated from 25 applications sent by four countries based on the dimensions of technical and business values. The Review Committee announced the OlympusMons Award (research bonus CNY 1 million) was presented to the team from Tsinghua University led by Zheng Weimin. The Committee then bestowed the OlympusMons Pioneer Award (research bonus CNY 500,000) to the team from Institute of Microelectronics, CAS led by Liu Ming; the team from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS led by Song Zhitang; and the team from Sun Yat-sen University led by Lu Yutong, for their contribution to the two challenges raised under the OlympusMons awards.