Hongmeng

This is why Huawei’s new OS ‘Hongmeng’ is so powerful

Huawei has been banned by the US government for almost a month. Since then, there have been too many news and rumors about Huawei. For Huawei, the company’s chip and software supply will cause trouble in the supply chain in a short period of time. But in the long run, this is also an opportunity. Huawei, which has an annual revenue of 100 billion US dollars, has long been developing its own operating system.

It is difficult to build an operating system. Based on the Linux kernel, many college students can customize an operating system. However, it is not so easy to build an operating system that adapts to the new era and meets their own business needs and has a good ecological environment. There are too many domestic companies on this road, and no one can hold up the sky.

Huawei has a lot of factors to be optimistic about the system. People who eat melons are busy, but Huawei has not relaxed the operating system. It was carried out many years ago. They have dug up a big cow in the global operating system field. And it is the top big cow to lead the OS system kernel team.




This person is Professor Chen Haibo of Shanghai Jiaotong University. Although he is still a young post-80s professor, Professor Chen Haibo’s breakthrough in the operating system field is too dazzling. In his own words, as of the end of 2010, Asian scholars 40 In the past years, the number of independent research papers published in SOSP (Operating System Principles Conference, established in 1967) is still zero. In 2011, Professor Chen’s paper was accepted by SOSP, achieving a breakthrough in China and Asia.

Chen Haibo is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is also the chief scientist of Huawei OS and the director of the operating system kernel lab. The main research direction is operating system and parallel distributed system. Leading work in the areas of operating systems, new hardware-based transaction processing systems, and big data query systems. Into the 2014 National “Millions of Plan” youth top talent program, won the 2011 National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2015 CCF Young Scientist Award.

Currently serves as Vice Chairman of ACM SIGOPS ChinaSys, Chairman of ACM APSys Steering Committee, Editor of ACM Transactions on Storage, Chairman of ACM CCS 2018 System Security.




He has served as Chairman of ACM SOSP 2017 Conference, Member of ACM SIGSAC and CCS/IEEE CS Young Scientist Awards Committee, and SOSP, ISCA, Oakland (S&P), PPoPP, EuroSys, USENIX ATC, FAST, CCS and other internationally renowned academic conference program committees. Member.

More than 100 famous academic conferences such as SOSP, OSDI, EuroSys, Usenix ATC, ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, ASPLOS, FAST, PPoPP, CCS, Usenix Security, NDSS, and other famous academic journals such as IEEE TC, ToS, TSE and TPDS. Academic papers, won the Best Paper Award from ACM EuroSys 2015, ACM APSys 2013/2017 and IEEE ICPP 2007 and the Best Paper Nomination Award from IEEE HPCA 2014. The research also received corporate rewards such as the Google Faculty Research Award, the IBM X10 Innovation Award, the NetApp Faculty Fellowship, and the Huawei Innovation Value Award.

What can Huawei OS Kernel Lab do?

According to official information, Huawei’s operating system kernel lab is responsible for the research and results of low-latency, high-security, high-reliability and high-intelligence next-generation OS core technology required for new technologies such as 5G, pipeline, and AR/VR in the future. Conversion.

At present, the laboratory has gathered nearly 30 OS scholars and experts from the domestic and international academic and industrial circles led by Professor Chen Haibo of Shanghai Jiaotong University, all from top domestic and foreign research institutes or enterprises. Many scholars have strong influence in the international academic community, and often serve as top-level conference PCs in various related fields; many experts have made significant contributions in open source communities such as Linux.




The lab currently works with leading laboratories at internationally renowned universities including, but not limited to, MIT, Stanford, Yale, and UNSW to create the industry’s leading next-generation operating system.

Huawei operating system is called Hongmeng?

At present, apart from knowing that Huawei is studying its own operating system, other details are unknown. At present, the rumor is that Huawei’s self-developed system is called Hongmeng. This name is very meaningful, and Huawei has also registered the trademark of Hongmeng in recent years.

Nowadays, Huawei’s self-developed system is still foggy. However, from the research of Professor Chen Haibo, the ambition of Huawei’s Hongmeng system is not so small. Smartphones are only part of it. From the papers found on the Internet, Huawei wants The system is “a set of code frameworks for different areas of customization”, vertical integration of software and hardware to achieve the best experimental, performance, data center available, PC, smart phones and other consumer-level areas can also be used.



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