On February 27, the 2023 World Mobile Conference (MWC 2023) was held in Barcelona. The global mobile ecosystem gathered to discuss a new chapter of development. Intel and ecosystem collaborators demonstrate cutting-edge technological innovation and achievements. Among them, the solution of cloud gaming created by Shenzhen Cloudsky Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Cloudsky") running on Intel’s Converged Edge Media architecture has attracted wide attention from global participants. See the demo in person at MWC 2023 February 27th – March 2nd at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona in the Intel booth - Hall 3 - Stand 3E31.
Intel’s Converged Edge Media Platform brings together multiple latency-sensitive and bandwidth-intensive visual services deployed on a common edge-optimized, cloud-native infrastructure that maximizes hardware utilization.
The underlying computing power of this solution is equipped with Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the accelerated Intel Data center GPU Flex series . Each GPU card can support up to 68 Android game instances in 720p resolution, with high visual quality and excellent performance. At the same time, we can further reduce TCO by increasing the
deployment density to meet the industry customers' TCO optimization needs and users' needs for excellent performance experience. In the future, it will also be widely used in PC cloud games.
Innovate the cloud gaming technology base and create a full scenario coverage scheme based on Intel architecture
The cloud gaming has been highly expected since its inception, and domestic and foreign giants have laid out in succession. The explosion of the metaverse has made the cloud gaming develop rapidly and brought new imagination space to the industry. However, in the process of development, there are still challenges and pain points in the cloud gaming industry. The operation cost, user experience and other aspects still need further exploration and verification by the market.
In response to industry bottlenecks such as cost and experience, Cloudsky launched a cloud gaming service platform with high performance and low cost.
In terms of cost, Cloudsky is based on Intel architecture with independently developed GPU computing server, and has carried out software and hardware integration and optimization in the core technology fields such as virtualization and container, real-time operating system, 3D graphics real-time rendering engine, video codec, low-latency streaming and edge cloud, which has greatly reduced the cost of hardware server and bandwidth.
In addition, Cloudsky has adopted Intel Bridge Technology (IBT) converts ARM instruction set into Intel architecture instruction set technology to achieve efficient compatibility between ARM and Intel architecture instruction set. It can fully support almost all game content categories such as games, Android games, console games, and provide complete game cloudification capabilities across platforms and terminals. The extensive content compatibility of the platform further reduces the operation cost and improves the operation efficiency.
In terms of experience, Cloudsky cloud gaming service platform can support the most 4K@144fps Streaming quality, ultra-low latency operation interaction, and control loop (user operation - cloud gaming service platform - screen display) delay can be less than 20 milliseconds. In terms of mobile cloud gaming, based on the customized GPU computing architecture, the Android system core is deeply optimized to significantly improve the operating efficiency of the Android system, achieve higher picture quality, lower latency and performance beyond the real phone, and significantly improve the user experience.
Considering both cost and experience, Cloudsky has deepened its core technology field, innovated its development ideas, and helped the rapid development of the cloud gaming industry.
The reusability of cloud gaming technology base will become a sharp tool for rapid market expansion
The use of computing power in cloud gaming has obvious peaks and valleys in different time periods. If computing power is only used in the single scenario of cloud gaming, it is bound to cause a waste of resources. Realizing multi-scenario and multi-domain reuse is a key breakthrough to further reduce the cost of cloud gaming and improve resource utilization.
As a typical application of digital entertainment, cloud gaming with integration of GPU chips, GPU servers, cloud computing, network technology, encoding and decoding, virtualization, edge cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and other information technologies, is an important base support for the development of industry digitalization, and also provides an important possibility for industry reuse.
In addition to the cloud gaming business, Cloudsky solution, based on Intel’s Converged Edge Media Platform , is also being used to creat multi-service solutions such as digital human (this refer to avatar), cloud workstations, cloud VR/AR, ultra-high-definition video conferencing, ultra-high-definition live broadcast, and has the ability to run multiple scenarios simultaneously. It supports flexible deployment options and different cost models, such as dynamic scaling according to the needs of users and the availability of heterogeneous resources. This platform architecture significantly improves the resource utilization, lowers the operating costs, and also improves energy-efficiency.
This is also the competitive barrier advantage that Cloudsky has built in the market expansion, and the business solutions that Cloudsky has built have achieved large-scale commercial application and promotion in various industries.
As a provider of end-to-end visual computing infrastructure for the digital world, Cloudsky has broken through industrial barriers and bottlenecks, independently innovated and has the core technology capability of software and hardware vertical integration customization, and has rich experience in 5G industrial application development. In the future, we will also work with Intel to carry out in-depth cooperation in software and hardware, solutions and applications, to provide more rich and flexible application solutions for industry and ecosystem partners, and to help transform and upgrade digital infrastructure.
With the deepening of digital transformation, new scenarios and applications such as virtual digital human (avatar), metaverse, and automatic driving are emerging. Cloudsky will continue to increase its research and development efforts in the core technology field of visual computing infrastructure, explore the solution of iteratively creating low cost and high performance, lead the technology of digital transformation, become the "base" of technical support for more ecosystem partners, and inject strong momentum into industrial upgrading and digital economic development.
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