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Alibaba launches new server chip to boost its cloud business


At the headquarters of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. in Hangzhou (China), on Wednesday March 24, 2021, signage

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GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese e-commerce giant AlibabaOn Tuesday, a new chip was launched by the company to increase its cloud computing business as well as compete with U.S. counterparts such as Amazon. Amazon

Yitian 710 will be the processor and it will move to new servers, Panjiu.

Customers won’t be able to directly buy the chip or servers. Alibaba’s cloud computing customers will instead purchase services that are based on this latest technology. These servers can be used for storage and artificial intelligence.

It was not clear when these services, which are built on the latest server and chip, would be offered to customers.

Alibaba won’t be producing the semiconductor, but it will design it.

It’s becoming a popular trend for Chinese companies. Huawei designed its own smartphone chips BaiduRaised money for this year’s a standalone semiconductor businessThis is. U.S. Cloud Computing Rivals Google AmazonThe same has been done by others.