Climbing Olympus and Light Up the Digital Civilization – Huawei Enterprise

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. In addition to ever-changing requirements for IT architecture, how to build data infrastructure with maximum energy efficiency 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.

Challenges of the
OlympusMons Award 2022
  • Challenge 1
    Data Infrastructure with Maximum 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 data infrastructure with optimal energy efficiency.

  • Challenge 2
    Data Storage with Ultimate Per-Bit Cost 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.

  • Data Infrastructure with Maximum
    Energy Efficiency
    OlympusMons Awards


    ≈137,883 USD

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


    ≈137,883 USD
* 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).
  • 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

Oct. 28 - Dec. 10


Dec. 10 - Dec. 20

Award Presentation


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

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