Alibaba's DAMO Academy recently announced the establishment of the XG Lab, which is committed to promoting the research of next-generation network communication technologies. At this stage, it mainly focuses on collaborative research and development of 5G technologies and applications.
Compared with the 5G basic technology, the technology and ecological development of the 5G application layer is relatively lagging behind.
According to the DAMO Academy, the newly established XG laboratory will rely on Alibaba's rich application ecosystem and focus on collaborative innovation of 5G infrastructure technology and applications. Such scenarios are in line with video codec technology and network transmission protocols in the 5G era and formulate relevant standards.
Cloud computing is another key factor driving 5G applications. In the past ten years, Alibaba has made a comprehensive layout and implemented large-scale applications on key technologies of cloud computing networks, covering high-performance networks, self-developed switches, intent-driven networks, programmable networks, and traffic scheduling. This will be the XG Lab Provide sufficient technical reserves.
In addition, Alibaba Cloud's global cloud data centers, cloud networks and edge nodes will provide massive 5G terminal equipment with extreme high performance, low latency, highly reliable computing and storage resources, and provide benefits for the landing of 5G applications. condition.
Zhang Ming, a researcher at Alibaba DAMO Academy and head of Alibaba Cloud Intelligent Network Automation and Research, will serve as the latest lab director at DAMO Academy.
Zhang Ming's research areas include data center networks, edge networks and 4G / 5G mobile networks. He has made major breakthroughs in cutting-edge areas such as high-performance networks and intent-driven networks. He is a senior expert in the network field.
The core members of the laboratory also include Ye Yan, a senior member of IEEE and a researcher at Alibaba DAMO Academy. She has participated in the development of 3 generations of video codec standards and standards for immersive video and streaming media.
XG Lab is the 15th lab set up by DAMO Academy. Prior to this, DAMO Academy had established a voice lab, vision lab, intelligent computing lab, autonomous driving lab, quantum computing lab, etc., all of which enjoy a high reputation in the industry.
In more than two years since its establishment, DAMO Academy has won nearly 50 world firsts in top international technical events and has been selected into more than 500 international conference papers.