Tencent is laying the foundation to grow the presence of Arm in the cloud.
Pursuant to a memorandum of understanding signed last year, Tencent and Arm Group (Arm UK and Arm China) have entered a collaboration initiative. Our goal is to provide developers, e-commerce companies, and other cloud-centric organizations with tools and frameworks to evaluate the performance of Arm Neoverse technology and to ultimately migrate their Tencent workloads to Arm.
The initiative is aimed at both Tencent’s business units and Tencent Cloud customers.
Some of the elements of the initiative include:
Tencent evaluated different mainstream Arm server vendors on the market. Tencent has found that Arm delivers 28% better performance than traditional architectures and 100% better power performance.
“The growing demands from the business and users for the Arm platform as well as its solid low energy consumption and high performance computing, making it one of the architectures firmly supported by the Tencent JDK team," said Tencent JVM development team leader Felix Yang.
“Tencent Cloud has always strived to provide our customers with stable, reliable, and cost-effective services. But we also want to give them options to improve their ecological footprint and return on investment,” said Mr. Xiao Heng, Vice President of Tencent Cloud. “Through detailed evaluation and in-depth technological adaptation, we have reason to believe that Arm technology can meet the demands of our customers.”
Arm has also been actively engaged with TARS, a microservice framework created by Tencent and now managed by the Linux Foundation. One ongoing project involves developing applications to give drivers real-time insight into traffic and road conditions. The goals of the project include improving location accuracy by 10x over today’s GPS system and reducing the latency for traffic information from minutes to seconds.
TARS and Arm are also exploring ways to utilize AR/VR technology to create virtual classrooms.
“Bringing the TARS microsystem framework to the Arm platform will accelerate innovation and allow developers to build applications that harness the computing power in the cloud, edge, and endpoints,” said Mark Shan, board chair of the TARS Foundation and senior technical manager at Tencent.
TARS, Arm, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation also collaborated on a virtual summit in China last summer. The virtual summit drew more than 10,000 attendees with media coverage that exceeded 120,000 mentions.
Speaking on behalf of Arm, we are incredibly proud to expand our ongoing relationship with one of the giants of the Internet. Expect to see white papers, frameworks, and further announcements emerge from the collaboration in 2021. And for more information on Arm solution in the cloud please visit our cloud infrastructure solutions page.
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