From Take-off to Landing - Inspur Joins Hands with Air China to Build a \\\"superbrain\\\"

Challenge:

Requirements and challenges

  • Gradual expansion of data resources
  • Complex and diverse business systems
  • Establishment of a system with high deployment and large-scale access volume

System building requirements

  • Providing stronger computing power: The system must be able to support the company's service systems to realize massive data queries, comparisons, and analyses; optimize flight paths; formulate flight plans; and oversee aircraft functions
  • Increasing I/O throughputs: The system must be able to support the company's service systems, such as its self check-in system and sales system, under high access load conditions

Solution:

Based on the requirements of various business systems, Air China decided to build its system using Inspur's brand-new flagship four-path NF8480M4 server and dual-path NF5280M4 server. The NF8480M4 server is mainly used to support the company's business systems, such as its operation management system and flight planning system. Thus, the flight plans of all aircrafts are all controlled from a unified command and coordination center. On the other hand, the NF5280M4 server is mainly used to support the company's service systems, such as its self-check-in system and sales system. The server's ability to realize load balancing can achieve a system scale-out, which ensures that all guests are able to receive real-time services by accessing the company's network.

Benefit:

20% increment in processing performance: The excellent computing performance of the system ensures that all of Air China's flights around the world are under the precise control of its unified command and coordination center.

Enhanced network performance: During high concurrent access events, the system ensures a maximum response of six seconds.

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