36 krypton, by Chen Shaoyuan
36 krypton learned from DataBox that Dabo Technologies, a technology company that focuses on the development of large data chips, has completed a round of financing with a post-investment valuation of $500 million.
In recent years, with the process technology of integrated circuits approaching the physical limit day by day, Moore's law is becoming unsustainable. Special chips are designed to speed up the hardware of specific application functions. Comparing with general processors such as CPU and GPU, the performance, cost and power consumption of IT equipment and infrastructure such as servers and switches can be greatly optimized.
Whether AI chips for AI hardware acceleration in Cambrian, Horizon or Bitcoin Mine Machine chips for Bitcoin mining hardware acceleration in BitContinent, they belong to hardware acceleration chips.
DataBox aims at large data area. It has developed and successfully streamed special hardware acceleration chips for large data storage, computing and communication, improved the storage, computing and communication performance of existing large data servers, reduced the number of equipment purchased by the whole server, saved the operation and maintenance expenses such as electricity, bandwidth and site, and thus greatly reduced the cost.
Big data chips are a low-key but potentially more valuable area than hot AI chips. AI chips are closer to the application level and solve the problems in more detailed fields. Big data chips, on the other hand, are much more low-level, with much larger applicability and market scale. In addition, AI chip track competition has become more intense, big data chip is still the Blue Sea.
There are four key bottlenecks in large data system platform: storage capacity, hard disk I/O throughput performance, network throughput performance, CPU load.
Official information shows that the storage capacity, hard disk I/O throughput performance and network throughput performance of customer's large data system can be more than doubled based on the existing solution of software and hardware integration based on DataBox chip. CPU load can also be greatly reduced by releasing the CPU time occupied by software optimization technology (20% - 80% depending on the application scenario).
According to official information, in China's Internet industry, half of the TOP Internet giants have conducted POC testing of DataBox products, and have established commercial projects for Internet giant customers, while many other Internet giants have entered the commercial project process.
In China's telecom operator industry, DataBox has completed product POC testing among three major telecom operators in China. One of them is the first to start commercial projects in developed provinces with the largest data platform and the highest technology level. In addition, the developed provinces of the two major telecom operators have entered the stage of commercial project establishment.