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About the OlympusMons Awards

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.

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Challenges of the
OlympusMons Award 2022
  • Challenge 1
    Hyper-Converged Data Infrastructure with Optimal Energy Efficiency

    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.

     

     

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  • Challenge 2
    Next-Gen Storage with Superb Cost-Effectiveness per Bit

    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.
     

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Awards

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.

  • Creating Data Storage with Superb
    Cost-Effectiveness per Bit
    OlympusMons Awards

    1,000,000RMB


  • Foundational Technology Breakthrough in the
    Next-Generation Storage Industry
    OlympusMons Awards

    1,000,000RMB

* If no one is eligible for the OlympusMons Awards, the jury will decide whether to add one or two Pioneer Awards depending on the selection results.
Scoring Criteria

Entries will be scored from the perspectives of technical and commercial value.

  • Technical Value
    Goal achievement: To what degree the entry tackles the challenge.
    Innovativeness: Whether the entry applies new theories, methods, or techniques in resolving the challenge.
    Maturity: To what degree the entry can be used in production or real-world application (verification, model, prototype, or mass production).
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  • Commercial Value
    Applicability: Whether the entry can be used for commercial application.
    Extensibility: Whether the entry shows great potential for expansion.
    Economic benefits: Whether the entry provides social or economic benefits.
Scoring Process
Submission

Oct. 1 - Nov. 20

Scoring

Nov. 21 - Nov. 30

Award Presentation

Dec.

Submit OlympusMons Awards
Application Materials

Applicants/teams are invited to fill in the OlympusMons Awards application materials using the template.

Before the filing deadline, send the materials to dataolympus@huawei.com.

In addition to complying with the scope and rules of this solicitation,
applicants should also comply with applicable laws and regulations.