As a new factor of production, data has become a basic strategic resource in today's digital economy. However, explosive data growth and innovative data applications place higher requirements on data infrastructure. Sufficient storage capacity, premium usability, higher security, and better energy efficiency are now key priorities for industry, academia, and research organizations. Ever-changing requirements for IT architecture have also become a major challenge, resulting in a need for an innovative architecture — hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). How to build an energy-efficient hyper-converged data infrastructure is a major challenge for the industry.
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
To handle various devices and diverse application workloads in data centers, high-throughput data processing needs, and energy saving trends, research is needed into technologies such as data-centric, network-storage-compute converged architecture, diversified heterogeneous virtualization, data center-level energy saving, data-storage collaboration, and data services that deliver optimal user experience. This will enable us to build a hyper-converged data infrastructure with optimal energy efficiency.
Explosive data growth is causing performance and capacity bottlenecks in existing storage systems. To leverage new types of non-volatile, optical, and magnetic media, research is needed into technologies like those that accelerate replacement of HDDs with SSDs in primary storage scenarios, memory media, memory-class storage, new cost-effective warm/cold data storage media and systems, and cost-effective storage-compute convergence at the edge. This will enable us to build next-gen storage with superb cost-effectiveness per bit.
In 2022, two OlympusMons Awards and two OlympusMons Pioneer Awards will be announced. The OlympusMons Innovation Lab will establish technical communication channels with the winners and provide them with research assistance.
Entries will be scored from the perspectives of technical and commercial value.
Oct. 1 - Nov. 20
Nov. 21 - Nov. 30
Applicants/teams are invited to fill in the OlympusMons Awards application materials using the template.
Before the filing deadline, send the materials to email@example.com.