Huawei built Russia’s first ARM based data center to contribute locally, but there’s a catch

According to the latest info, Huawei opened an ARM-based data center in its office in Moscow. Built by Huawei’s Intelligent Computing System Division, this is the first data center in Russia.

What will be the use of this data center in Russia?

  • It will be used by Russian scientists and academic communities to optimize open source solutions and supercomputing development.
  • Also, this data center aims to provide support to the local customers with access to the ARM-based TaiShan servers. This server equips the Junpeng 920 processors developed by HiSilicon.
  • With this new data center, Huawei may also think about making software products at its facility in Russia

Huawei’s expert on intelligent computing systems in Russia, Nikita Solodun said:

“This computing cluster will enable our partners and customers to test their software products and join the construction of a new open ecosystem.”


“Before the commissioning of this data center, we had to spend resources on equipment delivery and server deployment at the customer site, and now we can provide remote and local access to equipment with almost no time delay.”

The ARM processors will contribute to the mobile field, but Huawei said that they can provide X86 architecture alternatives in the data center.

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What’s the catch?

The Kungpeng 920 processor was developed in 2019 by Huawei which is currently in use with the data center in Russia. The company has also announced to co-operate with local Sitronics companies in the country to develop hardware to meet the local eligibility.

But there s a catch, the Russians usually do not use processors and software developed in the US. The Russian railways have also recently announced that it will be committed to using domestic software and hardware in its operations.

The ARM on which the Huawei data center is dependent is said to be acquired by Nvidia, which is itself an American company. This might be another issue for the already suffering Chinese tech giant.


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