The light of domestic operating systems – the times need Euler
On September 25, Huawei’s official Weibo announced the new openEuler (Euler). What Euler means may not be clear to many people.
The current operating systems are divided into several categories: mobile phones (iOS, Android, Hongmeng), PCs (Windows, MacOS, Linux), servers including embedded (Windows Server, Linux Server). Among them, iOS and Android of mobile phones (the two combined are almost 98%), Windows and MacOS of PCs (about 90% of the two), Windows, Redhat Linux, etc. of the server are all American.
In the current situation, are the people still not alert? Combined with the recent rumors of hospital XX equipment data leakage and censorship of a taxi software, we can see the importance of basic software to our national security. The operating system is the foundation of the basic software.
The reason why Hongmeng caught fire in June was that everyone saw that it broke the monopoly of the US mobile phone operating system on the C side. Recently, Huawei officially announced that the number of terminals based on Hongmeng has exceeded 120 million, which fully proves the power of the Hongmeng system. On the mobile phone side, China has a solid foundation with Hongmeng.
What’s more powerful is that both Hongmeng and Euler are developed and open sourced by Huawei. Both the C-side and the B-side stand, and the cooperation between the two will obviously be better than the general cross-manufacturer, which will be in the world. is leading.
The new journey of casting soul of “Euler + Hongmeng”
The application scenarios of Hongmeng OS are intelligent terminals, IoT terminals and industrial terminals; Euler OS is oriented towards servers, oriented to edge computing, oriented to cloud and oriented to embedded devices. With the two major systems of Hongmeng + Euler, Huawei has gradually started a new journey in the field of operating systems.
It is understood that Euler and Hongmeng have realized the sharing of core technology. In the future, they plan to build a distributed soft bus capability in Euler, so that devices equipped with Euler’s operating system can automatically identify and connect to Hongmeng terminals. In the future, sharing will be further achieved in terms of security OS, Device driver framework, and new programming languages. Through capability sharing and ecological interoperability, “ORA + Hongmeng” can better serve all digital scenarios.
At the same time, in order to accelerate the application of Euler’s scenarios, the community has made 100% compatibility or coverage of mainstream computing power, mainstream boards, and mainstream application scenarios. Mainstream OSVs such as Hongqi, Thundersoft, and Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences all release commercial distributions based on the Euler open source operating system. Leading companies such as Baidu, Telecom Tianyi Cloud, China Mobile Research Institute, and UnionPay are already loyal customers of Euler.
Through the alliance with all industry partners, Euler open source operating system has built a mature ecosystem with diverse computing power, which is suitable for application scenarios such as database, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, etc., and has become the preferred technical route for enterprises.
“Through Hongmeng and Euler, we want to create an operating system that covers all scenarios, all open source, let the industry participate, make it better, and be suitable for more products,” Xu Zhijun pointed out, “In our new After positioning the role of the Euler operating system, if we can get active support from the industry, and through joint efforts, we can achieve all the current planning goals, China’s “Soul Casting Project” can achieve the goal, and our country has a “soul” .It can really solve the “less soul” problem of China’s information infrastructure, solve the most critical problems of information security, and solve the problem of operating systems in all walks of life.”
Will Huawei become a software company in the future?
At present, Huawei’s business related to chips, especially those related to advanced process chips, will have huge risks. Huawei, living in the shadow of America’s Entity List, is clearly in transition at this stage.
For example, in cloud computing, HUAWEI CLOUD is already No. 2 in the public cloud market, with a year-on-year growth of 168% in 2020. Even with an 18% increase, within 10 years, Huawei’s cloud computing will become a business with revenue exceeding 100 billion yuan.
Cloud computing requires a large number of servers. Huawei’s self-developed, ARM-based Kunpeng server chips cannot be OEM and can only rely on Intel. However, Intel’s supply license has been revoked in early 2021.
In the shrinking web of chips, Huawei seems to have only one way out: software.
The software here is not to develop a set of software to sell in our conventional understanding, but to provide a digital solution, which also includes complex software and hardware.
IBM was a PC company before the transformation. Gerstner carried out reforms after the transformation. Today’s IBM mainly provides comprehensive cloud computing solutions. Although Amazon is a home appliance company, its AWS cloud computing profit growth rate today. Already approaching the profit of the main business of e-commerce, including giants such as Microsoft and Google, they are also competing fiercely in the field of cloud computing.
Although Apple still mainly sells hardware products such as mobile phones, the proportion of soft revenue such as music video content and membership services has also increased year by year. Sony’s games, film and television and other content products have always been an important source of Sony’s profits. Qualcomm The profit margin brought by patent revenue is no worse than that of Qualcomm chips.
Therefore, looking at the global technology giants, software product layout and market promotion have become trends. In the future, in the digital society, in order to compete for the right to speak in numbers, giants have made great efforts to make huge investments. In the future, between giants , there must be a wonderful battle in the core digital competition field.
As one of the global communication giants, Huawei, the former overlord of mobile phones, naturally cannot be absent. The obstruction of Huawei’s mobile phones has in turn accelerated Huawei’s advancement and layout in the software field.
The transformation of the Hongmeng system, the familyization of Petal Software, and the launch of the mobile application engine all demonstrate Huawei’s determination in the software field. Therefore, there is reason to believe that even if Huawei does not make mobile phones in the future, Huawei is still a world-leading digital software company.