At The Computing Conference 2018 hosted by Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China, Intel and Alibaba launched the Joint Edge Computing Platform, an open architecture for Internet of Things( IoT) applications that integrates AI and cloud technologies for edge computing.
The device-to-cloud IoT platform offers enterprise customers customizable solutions for different IoT scenarios, including industrial manufacturing, smart buildings, smart community and more.
The Joint Edge Computing Platform is an open architecture for IoT applications that integrates Intel's software, hardware and latest AI technologies and Alibaba Cloud IoT products of platform and OS. The platform utilizes computer vision and AI to convert data at the edge into business insights.
As part of this partnership, Intel provides processors, silicon acceleration technologies and software optimizations to deliver the computing capacity required at the edge. Intel also provides the OpenVino toolkit and developer ecosystem focused on expanding Computer Vision and deep learning data into business insights.
On its part, Alibaba Cloud provides its latest IoT products including Link Edge and AliOS Things. Link Edge can be deployed on smart devices and computing nodes on different scales and provides stable, secure and diversified "edge-to-IoT device" communication connection.
AliOS Things is an operating system specifically developed by Alibaba Cloud for IoT applications, aiming to provide the critical capability for application management of the devices from edge-to-cloud.
Intel and Alibaba Cloud also established the Apsara Stack Industry Alliance, which focuses on building an ecosystem of hybrid cloud solutions for Alibaba Cloud's Apsara Stack. Optimized for Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the Apsara Stack provides large- and medium-sized businesses with on-premises hybrid cloud services that function the same as hyperscale cloud computing and big data services provided by Alibaba public cloud. This alliance will also enable small- and medium-sized businesses to access technologies, infrastructure and security on par with that of large corporations.
Also announced was a partnership aimed at advancing the digital transformation of the Olympics and delivering volumetric content over the OBS Cloud for the first time at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Intel and Alibaba Cloud will collaborate with OBS to explore a more efficient and reliable delivery pipeline of media to RHBs worldwide that will bring fans closer to the action via Intel's volumetric and virtual reality technologies. This showcases the depth of Intel's end-to-end capabilities, including the Intel Xeon Scalable processors powering OBS Cloud, compute power to process high volumes of data, and technology to create and deliver immersive media.
Intel also officially became one of Alibaba AliOS' first strategic partners of the intelligent transportation initiative, aiming to support the construction of intelligent road traffic network and build a digital and intelligent transportation system to realize vehicle-road synergy. Intel and Alibaba will jointly explore v2x usage model with respect to 5G communication and edge computing based on the Intel Network Edge Virtualization Software Development Kit (NEV SDK).