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Alibaba Cloud Says Supported 11.11 Shopping Festival; 8% Saving In Computing Cost Per Resource Unit

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group (BABA), said it has supported the group's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, reflecting its high-performance computing and innovative technology. The group reported an 8% year-on-year saving in computing cost per resource unit from April 1 to November 11.

Alibaba Cloud's cloud-native database products significantly expanded the capacity of consumers' shopping carts by more than a double, from 120 items to 300.

Alibaba's technology in 3D modeling leverages a neural radiance field (NeRF), a neural network technology for generating novel views of complex 3D scenes. During this year's 11.11, it assisted luxurious retail and furniture brands, like Burberry, Estee Lauder and SK-II, to build virtual stores on the e-commerce platform Tmall.

During this year's 12-day festival from October 31 to November 11, nearly 2 million packages were delivered by Xiaomanlv vehicles, Alibaba's last-mile logistics vehicle. This is double the package delivery volume from the same period last year.

Alibaba Cloud's five hyper-scale data centers across China also doubled the amount of clean energy used to support this year's 11.11 compared to last year. More than 32 million kilowatt-hours of electricity used by Alibaba Cloud to support 11.11 this year came from renewable energy, up by 30% on a daily basis average compared to last year. Additionally, Alibaba Cloud's Heyuan data center, the cloud company's largest hyper-scale data center in South China, now runs entirely on clean energy.

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