"The launch of the Hanguang 800 is an important step in our pursuit of next-generation technologies, enhancing the computing capabilities that drive both our current and emerging businesses while improving energy efficiency," Jeff Jang, CTO of Alibaba Group and President of
"In the near future, we plan to empower our customers by providing our cloud-based business with sophisticated chip-based computing, anytime, anywhere."
Much for the opportunity chip processing was not disclosed, but Alibaba claims that one chip is capable of 78,563 outputs per second (IPS) at maximum performance, with an efficiency of 500 IPS / W during the Resnet-50 Inference test.  Pintouge, also known as T-Head, develops several other Alibaba internal and cloud processors. Earlier this year, the company introduced the XuanTie 91
Chinese technology companies are keen to move away from their dependence on foreign semiconductor manufacturers amid US sanctions. Bloomberg reports that China imports roughly three times more chips than it produces and spends more on semiconductors than on oil.