Cloud computing is crucial to the realization of data value, and therefore plays an irreplaceable role in today’s digital economic times. However, the dramatic rise of the amount of cloud computation from all industries has posed a severe threat to computing capacity, response time, energy costs, resource management and system reliability at traditional data centers. In this context, cloud data center owners, operators and procurers are calling for a more cloud computing suited servers to be delevoped, with lower cost and energy consumption, but better performance and output to input ratio.
On 29 November 2016, Sugon Information Industry, a Chinese high-tech company located in Tianjin, started mass production of the world’s first tera-scale cloud server system. The new system is specially designed to answer these cloud computing needs, and with a brand-new computing architecture is capable of supporting up to 100 million concurrent users. The mass production of this server marks a breakthrough for cloud computing hardware facilities, and improves the level of concurrent user access from just 10,000. This new cloud server has been deployed for the cloud platforms of China Telecom, China Unionpay and China Education Television.