How about the acting skills of the young actors in this year’s Chinese film in Cannes?

Author: Twenty-two Island Owners

Compared with previous years, this year’s China films in Cannes can be described as a comprehensive return. Face of china films were shortlisted in the main competition, a kind of attention, bi-weekly directors, film critics week and other units.

However, for the general audience, people are more concerned about the performance of China stars on the red carpet and China actors who are shortlisted for the film, and whether it is possible to win the prize. This year, two short-listed films, Mistakes by the River and Burning Winter, both star in young filmmakers who have a high popularity in China, which has become the focus of public concern.

In the movie "Mistakes by the River", Zhu Yilong plays the role of Ma Zhe, a criminal policeman. Neither the film nor the original work focuses on the detection of the case and the truth about who the murderer is, but focuses on depicting how Ma Zhe, as an obsessive person, is constantly fiddled with the unspeakable truth and gradually falls into absurd, uneasy and confused moments and memories. On the basis of the original work, the film enriches some pre-history and relationships for Ma Zhe. For example, he seems to have made a third-class merit and is proud of it; I am very loving with my wife, but I have a disagreement on the issue of the upcoming child; The director thinks highly of him, but sometimes he feels that he is one-track-minded and somewhat out of place with this system …

The enrichment of these details provides a starting point for Zhu Yilong’s performance. As a male-dominated drama, almost every scene of the film has the appearance of Ma Zhe, but there is no emotional drama that is particularly exposed on the whole, and most of them are silent inner dramas and dialogues with people around them. In the film, there is a scene in which Ma Zhe falls into a dream, which is an ingenious stroke of the film. In this scene, the audience cuts in from the first perspective of Ma Zhe, and as he experiences something that seems to be true and unreal, these scenes need to be established through Zhu Yilong’s performance in the previous performance to establish the audience’s emotional connection with Ma Zhe.

At this point, Zhu Yilong can be said to have completed it successfully. As a criminal policeman in the movie, when he appeared, he was dressed in leather, unshaven and disheveled. Whether walking or smoking, it has the feeling of ordinary criminal police at the end of last century. According to Zhu Yilong, for this role, he lived in the county town for a month and a half, and especially observed the living habits of some policemen who are now middle-aged. Because of his thin figure, he gained weight for his role to nearly 160 Jin, which was not specifically required by the crew, but after chatting with these old policemen, he found that these people were generally overworked because of staying up late and being too nervous. In the second half of the film, as Ma Zhe fell into a trance, his weight plummeted, and he wore tired dark circles every day. Zhu Yilong then lost weight according to the changes of the characters in the shoot. It can be said that at least in appearance, Zhu Yilong stood still, and upheld the consistent breakthrough in styling since The Event of Life.

Of course, in The Mistake by the River, we can not only see the difference of Zhu Yilong’s modeling, but also feel the change of his performance style. Although "Life Events" doesn’t have many scenes or plots to express inner feelings with eyes, it can be seen that he has been using his eyes to convey inner subtext, so when the film was released, there were many comments praising Zhu Yilong as a veritable "eye skill school"; But in The Mistake by the River, it can be clearly seen that he uses his eyes less, but also uses some micro-expressions and external actions, such as smoking, pacing, meditation, etc., and the director rarely gives him close-ups, which adds a bit of mystery to this character. It can be said that Ma Zhe was originally a puzzle solver, but through Zhu Yilong’s interpretation, he also became a part of the puzzle.

Of course, due to the difficulty of adaptation, the film can’t fully present the original appearance. In the second half of the original, Ma Zhe has undergone amazing changes. If that part of the passage can be played by Zhu Yilong, I believe it will be a greater blessing for him to win the prize. At present, the overall impression is still a little dull. However, from "Life Events" to "She Disappeared" and then to "Mistakes by the River", I have to admire Zhu Yilong’s team’s vision in choosing roles. These characters are complex and not single, and they are highly compatible with Zhu Yilong’s own temperament, which is very valuable.

It is particularly worth mentioning that Zeng Mei Hui Zi, who plays Ma Zhe’s wife in The Mistake by the River, is equally eye-catching. In a limited number of scenes, he has constructed a forbearing and strong wife image. Unfortunately, there are too few scenes. If we can give this character more space, I believe it will enrich the play.

Compared with the hero’s main play "The Mistake by the River", the three leading roles in "Burning Winter" are relatively even, and they all have a lot of room to play. Nana, Haofeng and Han Xiao are very ordinary, so they seem to have no personality, so they need actors to return to themselves completely, perform and interpret their roles with the state of life.

Zhou Dongyu is the core figure in the film. He cooperated with director Anthony Chen for the second time, and also cooperated with another starring Haoran Liu for the second time, which can be said to have a certain bond. In recent years, Zhou Dongyu’s works rarely appear in cinemas. Most of the films such as King of the Sky, Nightlife in Changsha, You are My Spring, Hug You Through the Winter are special appearances or guest appearances. As the first female starring, Flame on the Plain was unexpectedly withdrawn. This time, Burning Winter can be said to be her best screen performance in these years, which once again proves her strength as a three-gold winner.

Liu Haoran needs a breakthrough even more. He once wrote an article summarizing the difficulties faced by the new generation of actors. Haoran Liu’s biggest problem is that he also succeeded in Tang Tan and lost Tang Tan. His personal box office is basically supported by three Tang Tan, and there is no particularly impressive screen role in recent years. The role of "Haofeng" appeared at the right time, which not only stepped out of Haoran Liu’s personal performance comfort zone, but also provided a relatively novel character image for the current China big screen.

Qu Chuxiao’s performance in the film is also quite amazing and full of powder. In fact, we can see from "I want us to be together" that he is more suitable to play this kind of contemporary urban/small-town youth, because he has a kind of "dejection", but when he pulls himself together, he can also burst into a kind of "burning energy", which are more valuable qualities in him than actors of the same age.

As mentioned above, these roles need actors to return to self-acting, so Anthony Chen also provides them with some favorable conditions, such as the names of characters come from actors, Zhou Dongyu’s nicknames Nana and Haoran become Haofeng and Chu Xiao become Han Xiao, etc., and the role settings are all from the actors’ own hometown, Hebei, Henan and Sichuan, which makes it easier for actors to enter.

Nana in the film is a tour guide and the first person to appear in the film. From the moment she appeared, the real life breath came to my face. In the interview, Zhou Dongyu said that she specially observed the speaking habits of the tour guides, and combined with Anthony Chen’s lines full of life, she presented the image of a girl who was careless on the surface but fragile and sensitive inside to the audience from the beginning.

In terms of performance methods, we can actually see that the three actors are not limited to men or women. Haofeng and Daxiao will have a delicate and soft side, while Nana will also have a strong and self-reliant side. It can be said that in this film, there is no "actor" or "actress" in a complete sense. Everyone is just playing people who are trying to live, and they all have two sides of their personalities. This is also the state that director Anthony Chen deliberately tries to blur some gender.

Generally speaking, Burning Winter allows the audience to see Zhou Dongyu, Haoran Liu and Qu Chuxiao that they have never seen before. At present, many comments focus on the erotic scenes of Zhou Dongyu and Haoran Liu, which is actually somewhat biased. If you really see several erotic scenes in the film, I believe it will prove our previous point: the actors in this play are highly unified with the characters, and all the plot settings are also for the characters.

This year, the main faces of Chinese actors in Cannes Film Festival are above the standard, which is gratifying and worth looking forward to. After all, I sincerely hope that in the future, more and more young China filmmakers, whether directors or actors, can bring their works to the temple of this film, instead of just rubbing the red carpet and making some short-lived exposure. After all, opportunities are always reserved for those who are prepared.

Russian Film Week | Here, it is the "Northland Spring" of world movies.


Special feature of 1905 film network On September 6th, the "Russian Film Week", under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Russian Embassy in China, the Propaganda Department of Hunan Provincial Party Committee and Hunan Film Bureau, and co-sponsored by China Film Group Corporation, Xiaoxiang Film Group Co., Ltd. and Russian Central Partnership Film Company, kicked off in Beijing, China, and officially launched a four-day Russian film screening activity.

AARON Li, Special Representative of China Government for Eurasian Affairs, andre Denisov, Russian Ambassador to China, Bai Yimin, Deputy Director of National Film, Mao Yu, General Manager of China Film Group Corporation and other leaders, filmmakers and other guests attended the opening ceremony of Russian Film Week.



Actor Zhang Guangbei is the director and producer of the Russian TV series of the same name. He remembers seeing the novelist Vasilyev in Moscow sixteen years ago. He said, "The experience of filmmakers from the two countries fighting side by side has made me unforgettable. As a film and television worker, it is very meaningful to contribute to the friendship between the Chinese and Russian peoples."


Screenshot of the TV series "The Dawn is Quiet here"


Director Jia Zhangke said that he has always been a fan of Russian military movies, and he is also looking forward to challenging the shooting of war themes one day. The younger generation of Russian filmmakers have the creative characteristics of "poetry and reality". The Chinese and Russian filmmakers have the same soul, and there will be more cooperation in the film field in the future.



In fact, as early as 2017, Jia Zhangke co-directed the first cooperative film of BRICS countries with Russian directors. Produced by Jia Zhangke, the film brought together five film directors from China, Russian, Indian, Brazil and South Africa to make a short film with the theme of "Where has the time gone?", telling their different understandings of time and emotion from their own unique perspective.


This "Russian Film Week" will be shown in Beijing and Changsha from September 6 to 10 and September 8 to 12, respectively. Six representative Russian anti-fascist works, such as The Last Frontline, Life and Death Ball Match, Highland 89 and Zoya, will show Russia’s humanistic charm and national spirit in the light and shadow world, and also bring spring to the audience in Beijing and Changsha in autumn.



spring in the north


Among the six films, T34 was shown in China on December 11th, 2020, which tells the story of heroic Soviet soldiers successfully escaping from the Germans. The film won the "Special Medal of the Iron Man Jury" and the "Best Editing Award" in the 5th International Action Film Week.



Border Fog was released in China on March 12th this year. The film tells the story that Michael used to think that his ancestors were traitors who surrendered and committed suicide in the Soviet-German battlefield, but by chance, he found the door of time. After crossing back, he found that his ancestors were all heroic soldiers … …



The Last Frontline tells the story of the heroic resistance of the students of podol Sk Infantry and Artillery School on the outskirts of Moscow in October 1941.



"Highland 89" heroically reproduces the tragic bloody battle in the Caucasus Plain, which is more epic than the classic sniper’s work, and won the Russian Golden Eagle Award and the Russian Nika International Film Festival Award in one fell swoop.



The Match of Life and Death is based on historical events: In 1942, Kiev in the Ukrainian Republic of the Soviet Union fell into the hands of German troops, and the new Kiev football team was going to play a game with the German Nazi team under fascist rule … … The film and have the same effect, and both show the cruelty of war and fascist atrocities with the help of football themes.


 

"Zoya" is based on the patriotic heroine of the Soviet Union: in the autumn of 1941, Zoya, a female student, voluntarily participated in a sabotage activity, but was unfortunately captured, but never gave in. She was also the first woman to win the title of "Soviet hero", and was made into a movie of the same name as early as 1945.



It is worth mentioning that these Russian films were all released after 2000, and they were all set in the Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, but they showed different colors from the previous films of the same theme in Russia, a big country producing war films.


In the traditional hymn of heroism, The Fog on the Border uses the art of crossing to make the dude living in modern times cross the most critical moment of the country, and realize the hardships of his predecessors and the beauty of the present from his feelings for home and country and where will you go, so as to reflect on various current thoughts.



"The Last Frontline" added the elements of campus youth to the traditional war films (and took the spy war as an excessive rhythm). When the classical romantic love encountered the most cruel war in human history, it had already predicted the flower festival of cruel youth and the demise of romance. More than 2,500 of the 3,500 cadets stayed on the battlefield forever, and the soldiers who returned home were no longer teenagers. Only in the smoke and tears could they meet with the smile of "Dawari" again … …



In The Match of Life and Death, the director voluntarily gave up the grand narrative, focused on the experience of a little person (Soviet soccer goalkeeper Nikolai Treacy), and deeply touched on the essence of war and human nature through the ultimate choice of winning the tragic and fearless game or losing at the Nazi gun.


The Nazi mass grave scene in "Life and Death Match" is shocking.


The tanks in T34 are all real T-34 and Leopard tanks in World War II. All actors trained to open tanks for 3 months and completed all actions, and invited military advisers. "89 Highland" invested 400 million yuan and used 5,000 soldiers from two divisions, 300 tanks and 200 planes to take part in the filming, which can’t help but remind people of one of the films with the most extras in film history — — Written and directed in 1966.


"War and Peace" is a war scene like an oil painting.


It can be seen that after the new century, Russian films have returned to tradition in art, to the public in value, to classics in subject matter, and integrated into the trend of film genre combination on the basis of classic narration, and practiced their own national film language with the help of the development of modern film industry.


Red romance


Speaking of film language, Soviet films have made two great contributions to world films: montage and poetic films.


In 1923, movie master published an article "Attraction Montage" in the magazine "Left-wing Literary Front", which initiated the film montage theory and the Soviet montage school. His masterpiece tells the historical story of the uprising of the warship potemkin of Odessa Navy. The "odessa steps" in the film has also become the most classic montage fragment in film history, and confirmed his famous saying with 155 shots in 7 minutes, "The juxtaposition of two montage shots is not the sum of two numbers, but the product of two numbers". Therefore, the film stood at the top of the pyramid in the golden age of Soviet movies.


The famous stroller in odessa steps.


In 1957, the director of the Soviet Union was considered as "a movie satellite launched by the Russians", which broke through the rigid framework of Soviet World War II films, skillfully formed the double metaphor of "geese flying south" through subtle emotional depiction, and led the film to a poetic film road.

The long and rotating shots with poetic beauty perfectly overlap the artistic conception of the picture with the connotation of the story, and show the sufferings of Soviet youth in the anti-fascist war with the life of a woman who has never been to the battlefield.


In "Flying South in Wild Goose", before he died, the man looked at the rapidly rotating birch treetops, and he imagined that he was married to the woman, which became a classic lens in film history.


In addition to these two world-changing films, Lenin in 1918 in the 1920s, Zoya during the Great Patriotic War, and Silent Dawn Here in the 1960s and 1970s after the war are all world-famous films, not to mention War and Peace, which were adapted from domestic classics, which made Soviet films bear extremely rich literary nourishment.


After the founding of New China, the film mode of the Soviet Union began to be used for reference by filmmakers in China, and once became a model for China’s film creation. At that time, China established a complete supporting film management system from management, production and operation, and Beijing Film Studio, Shanghai Film Studio and Bayi Film Studio were successively established, which became the main position of film setting in the early days of New China together with Northeast Film Studio, and gradually stepped out of the road of new China film with national style and modern characteristics.


In mid-2020, the director also recreated Ivan’s running on the water in Ivan’s Childhood on the ice of Lake Baikal, and showed his parents’ youth, love and the era full of faith influenced by "Big Brother of the Soviet Union" with the song "Red Berry Blossoms" sung by the "embarrassed mother" at the Red Star Theatre.



In recent years, both China and Russia are adopting the cultural strategies of "going out" and "bringing in", constantly strengthening the support for domestic films, and winning many awards in major international film festivals, thus embarking on the road of great-country films with their own national cultural characteristics and characteristics of the times. At the same time, China and Russia have also carried out film exchanges and cooperation in many fields by holding film festivals with each other regularly, co-shooting films, introducing and broadcasting excellent film and television works from both sides, which has injected new vitality into deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Russia in the new era.


As Bai Yimin, deputy director of the State Film Bureau, said at the opening ceremony of "Russian Film Week", "this" Russian Film Week "will further promote pragmatic cooperation in the film field between China and Russia, promote the common prosperity and development of the film industry between China and Russia, and write a new chapter for enhancing the exchange and mutual learning of Chinese and Russian civilizations and the traditional friendship between the people."


Aim for the first phalanx in the country! The future of Hebei rugby can be expected.

On September 24th, China team player Liao Jiuli (second from right) was in the competition. Xinhua News Agency reporter Ren Zhenglai photo
On October 3rd, Liao Jiuli rushed to the China Women’s Rugby Team to report for duty, and began a new stage of training to prepare for the women’s rugby qualifying tournament for the Paris Olympic Games at the end of this year. This young rugby player trained in our province won the women’s rugby sevens gold medal with his teammates at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Nevertheless, according to Tang Yu, director of the Small Ball Sports Center of the Provincial Sports Bureau, rugby is still in its infancy in our province. As a new sport, the popularity of rugby in our province is not high at present, and there is still much room for development.
It is understood that the provincial men’s rugby team was established in 2011, and this team entered the finals of the National Games for the first time in 2017. In 2015, the provincial women’s football team was established, and the results came from behind. After winning the fifth place in the National Games in 2021, it won the championship in the national rugby sevens championship in 2022.
The formation of provincial teams and their successive achievements have promoted the continuous development of rugby in our province. Especially after the annual provincial rugby championship and provincial rugby championship were held in 2015, some districts and cities in our province, such as Baoding, Shijiazhuang, Handan, Tangshan, Qinhuangdao and Cangzhou, have also set up municipal rugby teams. Baoding, Shijiazhuang, Handan, Qinhuangdao and Tangshan teamed up to participate in all four events in the youth football competition held in the 16th provincial sports meeting this year.
Teenagers are the new force in football. In recent years, some schools in our province have also begun to actively promote the popularization of rugby. At present, more than 10 schools, including Baoding No.7 Middle School, Shijiazhuang No.13 Middle School, Handan Weixian No.1 Middle School, Tangshan Luannan No.4 Middle School, Qinhuangdao Funing No.4 Middle School, Xingtai Shahe No.2 Middle School and Langfang Xianghe No.1 Middle School, carry out rugby training all the year round, and have made their mark in some provincial and national competitions.
"But overall, there are still not many football reserve talents in our province." Tang Yu introduced that at present, there are only more than 800 registered rugby players in our province. Due to the lack of reserve talents and coaches, the provincial women’s football team has only 18 players, which has not yet reached the normal number of players in the same level of football teams in China. Moreover, the provincial football team has not yet established an echelon, which is not conducive to the long-term development of the sport.
How to accelerate the development of rugby in our province?
"Without Bole, there will be no swift horse. How can you choose a good seedling without a good coach?" Tang Yu introduced that even the provincial teams have long faced the problem of lack of coaches because of the small number of domestic football coaches. At present, most grass-roots football coaches in our province are "half-way monks". In addition, the selection of rugby sports is not wide and the requirements for athletes’ various qualities are high, so grass-roots coaches are easy to miss good seeds when selecting materials. In addition, the number of colleges and universities recruiting rugby special students in China is relatively small, which also discourages many students who intend to engage in this sport.
"The development of rugby in China is relatively late, and there are currently less than 10 provinces that carry out rugby all the year round, which has somewhat affected the development of rugby in our province, but it is also an opportunity." Tang Yu said.
Rugby was confirmed to return to the Olympic stage in 2009, and China established the national rugby team in 2013. In 2021, the China women’s rugby team won the seventh place at the Tokyo Olympic Games, which was the first time that the China rugby team made its debut at the Olympic Games.
In order to make a difference in this Olympic project, our province has made efforts to break the bottleneck of development in recent years.
Committed to solving the problem of "who will teach", our province has vigorously carried out coach training and introduced a foreign teacher for the provincial women’s football team. "An important purpose of inviting foreign teachers is to hope that provincial athletes can learn better coaching experience, and it is fundamental to build our own team of coaches." Tang Yu said that at present, several old players in the provincial team have begun to transform into coaches. After the National Games in 2025, the provincial team will also have a group of old players retired, which is expected to become the coaches of the provincial team and the municipal team.
Focusing on strengthening the leadership of the event, our province has continuously improved the rugby tournament system. At present, the Provincial Games, the Provincial Rugby Championship and the Provincial Rugby Championship have two groups, A and B, which are aimed at high school and junior high school athletes respectively. Starting from next year, a group C under the age of 12 will be added to the provincial competitions, so that primary school students can also participate.
The China Women’s Rugby Team won the gold medal in the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will also become a booster for the development of rugby in our province. "Liao Jiuli participated in the Asian Games, and many media came to interview and report, which will greatly enhance the influence of rugby in our province." Tang Yu believes that after the Asian Games, more teenagers in our province will like rugby.
It is reported that our province has set short-term goals and long-term goals in rugby. The short-term goal is that the men’s team will strive to enter the top six in the 2025 National Games, and the women’s team will strive to win medals. The long-term goal is to popularize and lay a solid foundation, and at the same time build a team of athletes, coaches and referees, and strive to make Hebei rugby enter the first phalanx in the country as soon as possible.
(Hebei Daily, Hebei Daily client reporter Wang Weihong)
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Seventy years of age Simpson was released on parole after serving his sentence and was picked up by an unidentified person.

  CCTV News:In 1990s, American football star O·J· Simpson’s "suspected wife murder case" caused a sensation, which was also called "trial of the century". Although Simpson was acquitted in that year, in 2008, the famous American black sports star was jailed for "kidnapping and armed robbery". On the 1st, after serving nine years in prison, seventy years of age Simpson was released on parole.

  The Nevada Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed that Simpson left Lovelock prison in northern Nevada at 0: 08 am local time on the 1st after signing the release papers.

  Although the American media generally predicted that Simpson would be released on parole at the beginning of this month, the Nevada Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation released Simpson in the early hours of Sunday, which was somewhat unexpected. This also enabled Simpson to avoid the media when he was released from prison. After he got out of prison, he was picked up by an unidentified friend.

  Former football star Simpson was jailed for robbery.

  In 2007, Simpson and others clashed with two sports souvenir sellers in a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, trying to snatch thousands of dollars worth of souvenirs with guns — — Simpson claimed that the photos, badges and football souvenirs were his own belongings. After the incident, Simpson was arrested by the police and charged with 12 counts including kidnapping and armed robbery.

  In 2008, the court sentenced Simpson to 33 years in prison, but he could be released on parole after nine years.

  In July this year, four members of the Nevada Parole Adjudication Board voted unanimously that Simpson was "unlikely to commit another crime" and agreed to grant him parole.

  "Trial of the Century" — — Simpson’s "Suspected Wife Killing Case"

  Simpson was once a star of the National Football League. In June 1994, Simpson’s white ex-wife and boyfriend were found dead in their residence in Los Angeles, and all the evidence showed that Simpson was the biggest suspect — — The case was a sensation, but after a tortuous trial, Simpson was acquitted by a jury in October 1995. This case, known as the "trial of the century", has caused public controversy about the fairness of the American judicial system, highlighting the differences of opinion among different ethnic groups in American society.

Analysis of the shipment volume, market size and market competition pattern of China smart speaker industry in 2022 [Figure]

Analysis of industrial chain, market demand potential and enterprise layout of domestic smart speaker industry in 2022 [Figure]

Smart speaker, the product of a speaker upgrade, is a tool for home consumers to surf the Internet by voice, such as ordering songs, shopping online, or knowing the weather forecast. It can also control smart home devices, such as opening curtains, setting the refrigerator temperature, warming up the water heater in advance, etc.

Basic functions of intelligent speakers

Source: Collation of Common Research Network.

Intelligent speaker industry chain includes traditional acoustic-related OEM/ODM suppliers, chip suppliers, voice technology service providers, content providers and channels.

Intelligent speaker industry chain

Source: Collation of Common Research Network.

In 2019, China’s smart speaker market experienced explosive development, with the shipment of smart speakers reaching 45.89 million units, up by 109.7% year-on-year. In 2020, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the sales volume of smart speakers reached 36.76 million units, with a cumulative decrease of 8.6%. In 2021, the market shipment of smart speakers contracted by 2.50% year-on-year, dropping slightly to 35.841 million units.

2018-2021 China Smart Speaker Market Shipment Trend

Source: Collation of Common Research Network.

In 2021, China’s smart speaker market was 7.885 billion yuan, up by 14.99% year-on-year. With the continuous integration and improvement of intelligent speaker artificial intelligence technology, the potential of smart speaker consumption market in China will be released in the future, and the industry is expected to usher in rapid growth.

2018-2021 China Smart Speaker Market Scale Trend

Source: Collation of Common Research Network.

At present, the main functions of smart speakers in China are voice interaction, content service and home control. Voice interaction is a voice interaction technology based on voice recognition and semantic understanding, which provides a more natural man-machine interaction mode. Content service and life service are streaming media resources such as high-quality music and audiobooks, and third-party service resources such as take-out and taxi service. Home control is connected to the cloud through networking, becoming a home control center and interconnected with other smart home products. With the development of voice interaction technology, smart speaker products can not only provide content entertainment services and life services, but also connect to smart homes, realize scene intelligent control, and become the control center of smart homes. In the future, the Internet of Things will take voice as its population, resulting in a new business model.

Domestic layout smart speaker manufacturers can be divided into five categories.

Source: Collation of Common Research Network.

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MUSA’s hardware and software are upgraded in an all-round way, and Moore Thread releases a new multifunctional GPU Chunxiao.

On November 3, 2022, Beijing-Moore Thread 2022 Autumn Conference was successfully held today in Zhongguancun National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone, Beijing. At the press conference, Moore Thread launched the new multifunctional GPU chip "Chunxiao", the industry’s first national tide graphics card MTT S80 based on MUSA architecture, MTT S3000 for server applications, and the meta-computing integrated machine MCCX. This is another leap in the iterative innovation of Moore Thread’s multifunctional GPU products after a lapse of 7 months.

Not only hardware, Moore Thread also released a series of GPU software stacks and application tools around MUSA, including MUSA Developer Suite, cloud native sGPU technology and Metauniverse platform MTVERSE, etc., aiming at building an overall solution from the bottom chip to the upper development and application, and realizing the comprehensive upgrade of Moore Thread’s innovative mode of multi-functional GPU software and hardware integration.

At the conference site, Moore Thread also demonstrated more than 40 rich applications based on its multi-functional GPU, covering PC games, AI, digital people, digital twins, physical simulation, 8K multimedia display, cloud games, cloud desktop, digital office and other scenes. Partners such as AOC, Dell, Philips, Gujia, Tsinghua Tongfang, Inspur, Great Wall and Haier provided equipment support for application display, fully demonstrating Moore Thread’s powerful product applications.

GPU is a systematic project, involving hardware architecture, driver development, software ecology, sales and application, etc., with high R&D barriers and long industrial chain. The current GPU ecosystem, after decades of changes, has become huge and complex. If a GPU is to complete the commercial application from R&D to market, it can’t do without the continuous investment in hardware and software, and it can’t do without the strong support of ecology.

In March this year, Moore Thread officially released the first multifunctional GPU chip "Su Causeway", which has been recognized by many markets and ecology. The number of partners of Thread PES Perfect Experience System Alliance is increasing, covering CPU, operating system, OEM, software service provider, cloud service provider and system software developer. Based on the "Su Causeway" chip, Moore Thread and OEM partners have successfully launched a number of personal computers, workstations and data center server products, which are applied in business scenarios such as daily office, digital twinning, artificial intelligence training and reasoning; At the same time, we have joined hands with cloud service vendors to provide GPU cloud computing capabilities for users in different industries, paving the way for the application of Moore Thread GPU in many industries. China Mobile Cloud Capability Center has signed a strategic cooperation memorandum with Moore Thread to carry out extensive cooperation in the fields of cloud computing, cloud applications and accelerated computing; China Telecom Research Institute and Moore Thread will jointly explore the new infrastructure and local ecology of Metauniverse around intelligent computing, scientific research and development, application scenarios, etc., and promote the application of Metauniverse technology in key business scenarios.

Zhang Jianzhong, founder and CEO of Moore, expressed his gratitude to all partners and users on the spot, and further said: "GPU entrepreneurship is a long-term undertaking, full of challenges, and we know the importance of ecology. Based on the advanced MUSA architecture, Moore Multi-functional GPU continuously builds a complete software stack and application ecosystem, aiming at creating friendly support and experience for the open ecosystem. Only when we get together with eco-partners and industry users can we really exert the computing power of Moore Thread and provide the core power for the meta-universe and digital economy. "

Keeping the pace of the speed of light, Moore Thread officially released the second multifunctional GPU chip "Chunxiao", which integrates 22 billion transistors, has built-in MUSA architecture general-purpose computing core and tensor computing core, and can support FP32, FP16 and INT8 computing precision. Compared with the previously released "Su Causeway" chip, the four built-in computing engines of "Chunxiao" have been fully upgraded, which has brought about significant performance improvement: the graphics rendering capability has increased by 3 times on average; The coding ability is increased by 4 times, and the decoding ability is increased by 2 times; ; On average, the acceleration of AI is increased by 4 times, and the performance of physical simulation is increased by 2.5 times. At the same time, new technology is introduced to support narrow-band HD, saving bandwidth by more than 30%.

The newly released Moore thread MTT S80 is based on "Chunxiao" GPU chip, and it is also the first national tide graphics card for gamers. With 4096 programmable MUSA cores, it can provide 14.4TFLOPS single-precision floating-point computing power at 1.8GHz. At the same time, MTT S80 is also the first graphics card product equipped with PCIe Gen5 interface in the industry. With 16GB GDDR6 large-capacity high-speed video memory, supplemented by 8K ultra-high definition and 1080P 360Hz high refresh rate display output capability, it can bring the ultimate game vision and operation experience to gamers.

The successful launch of MTT S80 makes Moore Thread the first GPU company in China to support Windows environment and DirectX graphic interface. Its powerful 3D graphics rendering capability will be able to bring users a smooth operation experience in 4K resolution in Windows DirectX games. At present, the Windows driver of MTT S80 has built-in MUSA DirectX Driver module, and has been adapted to dozens of mainstream games such as diablo 3, League of Legends and Crossing the Firewire.

At the press conference, Moore Thread demonstrated the smooth game running effect brought by MTT S80. At present, Moore Thread is cooperating with game engine developers such as Unreal and Unity, as well as top domestic game developers such as tencent games, Netease Games, Xishanju, Perfect World, and 360 Games (in no particular order), so as to provide better and faster support for game engines and game products, and enable players to get a continuously updated 3A-level game experience. In the future, Moore Thread will continue to update Windows drivers and MUSA DirectX versions to achieve more game compatibility and performance optimization.

Moore Thread announced on the spot that MTT S80 graphics card has completed the first batch of production and stocking, and will start limited sales in JD.COM e-commerce platform on November 11th, 2022.

The newly released MTT S3000 is based on Moore Thread MUSA architecture, and it is also the first multifunctional server GPU product based on Chunxiao. The diverse computing power of Moore MTT S3000 can provide universal intelligent computing power support for AI reasoning and training, cloud games, cloud rendering, video cloud, digital twinning, digital content creation and other scenes with the help of the complete MUSA software stack covering graphics rendering, video processing and deep learning. It aims to build a solid computing power foundation for the construction of data centers, intelligent computing centers and meta-computing centers, and help the innovation and landing of diverse applications in the meta-universe.

Mts3000 contains 4096 MUSA stream processing cores and 128 dedicated tensor computing cores, with a transistor scale of 22 billion, an operating frequency of 1.9GHz and a memory bit width of 256bit;. With 32GB GDDR6 video memory, the bandwidth is 448gb/s; It supports FP32, FP16, INT8 and other kinds of calculation accuracy, among which the calculation power of FP32 can reach 15.2TFLOPS

Thread MTT S3000 and its supporting software and hardware products can cover the whole process from algorithm model to application deployment, and can provide friendly and rich package solutions for AI users. With the blessing of MUSA computing platform, MTT S3000 has multi-dimensional advantages such as ease of use, scalability and compatibility in deep learning training. In the aspect of deep learning reasoning, MTT S3000 supports mainstream AI models in many fields, such as vision, speech, natural speech comprehension and multimodal. At the same time, with the help of CUDA ON MUSA compatibility scheme developed by Moore Thread, users can seamlessly migrate the code developed on CUDA to MTT S3000. Moore also deeply optimized the performance of MUSA software stack and launched TensorX, a self-developed AI reasoning engine.

Ecology is crucial to the promotion of AI applications. At present, MTT S3000 is compatible with many mainstream deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, PaddlePaddle, Jittor, etc., and has accelerated dozens of AI models such as Transformer, CNN and RNN. Moore Thread also announced strategic cooperation with Baidu PaddlePaddle, Luchen Technology, Jittor, OpenMMLab and Zhiyuan Research Institute (in no particular order) to jointly prosper the AI ecosystem.

Software ecology is the key to promote the popularization of GPU computing. With MUSA architecture as the core, Moore Thread released a complete MUSA software stack to serve the vast number of developers and end users. MUSA software stack includes functional modules such as graphics rendering, multimedia, artificial intelligence, physical simulation, general computing, etc. It will cover from the bottom driver to GPU acceleration library, and then to application development kits customized for different industries. It is dedicated to meeting the application development needs in various industry scenarios.

MUSA development kit:Including MUSA general computing driver, MUSA compiler, AI operator library, general computing library, performance analysis tools, etc. Through the MUSA development kit, the majority of MUSA developers can develop, optimize and deploy various applications on desktop PCs, workstations, enterprise data centers, cloud platforms and distributed computer clusters based on Moore Thread multifunctional GPU.

CUDA ON MUSA:Moore Thread has developed a set of CUDA ON MUSA compatibility scheme for users who use CUDA language. Through two steps of compilation and running, CUDA source code can be run on Moore Thread MUSA architecture GPU.

MUSA user software:For the vast number of users, it provides multi-level series of software, including: drivers of different system platforms, PES and other platform software series; MUSA-based adaptive and deeply optimized AI framework, AI operator library, general computing library, optimization tools, containerized deployment runtime library, flexible split scheduling, etc. And cloud computing and application software series such as Digital Man, MT OCR and MT Smart Stream.

In order to make it easier for developers to obtain Moore Thread series software stacks, application solutions and technical support, Moore Thread Developer Website (https://developer.mthreads.com/) is officially launched. This website will be the MUSA software product release and download site, and also the MUSA technology exchange community. Moore Thread will build an open application and developer ecosystem around MUSA platform, and promote the prosperity and development of GPU ecology.

GPU is the key computing power needed by the current data center, and the application of cloud native technology in cloud computing, cloud desktop, cloud games and other fields is becoming more and more common. Therefore, Moore Thread released a series of GPU cloud native solutions based on Moore Thread’s innovative MT Mesh 2.0.

MT Mesh 2.0 can automatically allocate GPU computing and memory resources according to the cloud center application load, and realize the flexible expansion of GPU computing power. It can not only divide a GPU into multiple containers or virtual machines at will, but also support one container or virtual machine to schedule multiple GPUs.

Flexible containerized GPU (sGPU): Based on Kubernetes ecology, MT Mesh 2.0 is used to flexibly and effectively allocate containerized GPU resources.

Virtual GPU(vGPU): Using MT Mesh 2.0, it pioneered the resource elastic segmentation technology in the industry, which can dynamically allocate and modify GPU virtualization resources without restarting, and realize the on-demand call, dynamic expansion and release of computing power. The new "time-space split" feature is introduced, which supports hardware virtualization (SR-IOV), secure physical partitioning, up to 32-way virtualization, Windows cloud desktop GPU virtualization, and GPU pass-through of Unified Communications and Kirin operating systems.

Android container cloud acceleration technology ACX: Using GPU Android container transparent transmission technology and rendering coding integration technology can accelerate Android cloud mobile phone solution, reduce application delay and increase the number of concurrent channels. By natively supporting OpenGL ES, OpenGL rendering framework, and hardware acceleration of Android game material compression algorithms such as ETC/ETC2, better rendering effect and compatibility of Android cloud games can be provided.

Cloud and cloud games are important application scenarios of GPU in the cloud. Moore Thread has cooperated with many cloud desktop eco-partners to provide cost-effective cloud desktop solutions, serving the vast number of users in education, office, finance, geographic information and other industries. In the field of cloud games, Moore Thread and Tencent Pioneer have jointly created a leading cloud game solution for Android, and jointly created an excellent cloud game solution for PC with C-TREK Times, and are committed to bringing high-quality and smooth cloud game experience to the majority of game lovers.

At this conference, Moore Thread also released the MTVERSE Metauniverse platform and many software and hardware products specially built for Metauniverse applications, including the MCCX Metacomputing All-in-One Machine based on MTT S3000.

Based on Moor Thread MUSA GPU cluster, MTVERSE provides users with computing infrastructure services, including big data, AI training and reasoning, graphics rendering and physical simulation. It provides full-stack solutions from hardware cluster, software infrastructure to SDK tool chain, covering many core elements such as people, scenes and content in meta-universe. On the other hand, the massive SDK tools on the upper layer can help developers and applications conveniently call these capabilities, and realize a series of functions such as digital people, document understanding, speech recognition, visual recognition, natural semantic understanding, dialogue interaction, physical simulation, AIGC content generation, etc., further simplifying the development cycle and difficulty of applications and solutions.

Upgrade of AlphaCore physical simulation engine:Two new physical simulation products are added, including Flood Dynamics, a liquid interactive simulation tool, and Storm System;, a meteorological and cloud dynamics simulation tool; The effect and efficiency of gas and fluid simulation tool CatalystFX and cloth hair making tool VeraFiber have been comprehensively improved. Moore announced the deep integration with RaysEngine, the cloud native rendering engine, to realize digital twin real-time 3D rendering and physical simulation, and to make more realistic digital scenes.

DIGITALME digital person solution upgrade:Build a complete production line of digital people, including Nuwa’s digital life maker, Painted Skin’s expression driving engine, Suiying’s digital people’s action driving engine, and on-demand digital people’s dialogue system.

AIGC content generator ma Liang:It supports bilingual graphic generation and editing in Chinese and English, provides users with a zero threshold AIGC creation platform, and helps the integration of science and technology and humanities. Moore also cooperated with Yunnan Arts University to provide end-to-end "computing power and algorithm" solutions for artists, jointly set up "AI Art Creation Laboratory of Design Institute", and set up Maliang course to train design students and help artistic creation.

MCCX all-in-one computing machine:The purpose is to provide powerful and easy-to-use meta-computing power. For the meta-computing power application scenarios such as AI, rendering, coding and decoding, MCCX has designed a reasonable system architecture and resource ratio to provide users with cost-effective meta-computing power hardware solutions; By means of integrated delivery of software and hardware, a complete basic software stack, development environment, AI and rendering framework are preset, which supports one-click application deployment and upgrade, and realizes out-of-the-box meta-computing computing power.

48 hours have passed, why haven’t the community unblocked yet?Shanghai Jinshan response

Recently, some netizens asked at the "I Jinshan" WeChat public account of "I Jinshan" in the Jinshan District Rong Media Center, Shanghai, and asked: "Xiaobian, Xiaobian, 48 hours have passed, why hasn’t the community notified notification?"

In this regard, "I Jinshan" replied: "The region management and control investigation is a dynamic adjustment process, and it is not said that it will be automatically unblocked in the community in 48 hours. Only when all personnel in the region control the community have been detected twice within 48 hours, and the resultIt is normal. After the comprehensive research and judgment of the previous epidemic prevention and control department can be issued, the unblocking instruction can be issued. Once the nucleic acid test results in the region are controlled abnormal, the control time will be extended accordingly. "

"I Jinshan" added: "The number of nucleic acid detection has soared in the near future, and the test report time is relatively prolonged, which affects the time and control time. The current situation of the epidemic prevention and control is severe and complicated.The principle of less contact and less gathering "promotes home online office."