Nvidia Corp.’s (NVDA) latest cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI)-focused technology is generating significant interest from China’s largest cloud-computing providers and server-hardware manufacturers.

In a keynote speech at the GPU Technology Conference in Beijing, the company’s founder and CEO Jensen Huang revealed that Nvidia’s Volta-based platform has already been adopted by leading Chinese cloud specialists, including Alibaba Group (BABA), Baidu Inc. (BIDU) and Tencent Holdings Limited. (TCEHY).

According to a statement made on the Santa Clara California-based company’s website, the three cloud computing giants have agreed to upgrade their data systems and cloud-service infrastructure with Nvidia’s latest chip. Nvidia said Volta has 21 billion transistors, making it five times more effective than the Pascal-based chips that Chinese firms currently use.

These latest developments represent a huge coup for Nvidia, which has invested heavily in adapting its gaming chips for artificial intelligence and cloud computing purposes. The potential of these growth markets has led the company’s share price to surge over the past 18 months.

“AI is the most important technology development of our time, with the greatest potential to help society," Huang said in a statement. "As the world's leading cloud providers deploy the world's best AI platform, with Volta GPUs and NVIDIA software, we'll see amazing breakthroughs in medicine, autonomous transportation, precision manufacturing and much more."

Nvidia added that its new products are also being adopted by other big firms, including several leading original equipment manufacturers. Server builders Huawei Investment & Holding Co. Ltd., Inspur International Ltd. and Lenovo Group Ltd. (LNVGF) have all agreed to start using Nvidia’s HGX reference architecture, which provides Volta-based accelerated systems for hyperscale data centers. (See also: Tesla to Develop Own Chip—Will NVIDIA Suffer?)

JD.com Inc. (JD) was another name that came up in conversation during Huang’s keynote speech. Nvidia revealed that it is set to work with the Chinese ecommerce giant on developing drones and robot fleets. The drones, powered by Nvidia’s Jetson supercomputer, will be used as part of JD’s pilot delivery program, which aims to ship packages by air to rural areas and on-the-ground to service cities. JD reportedly plans to release over 1 million drones over the next five years.

Nvidia also used the event in Beijing to unveil TensorRT, a new software product designed to both cut costs and boost the performance of cloud computing, self-driving vehicles and robots. Nvidia said that more than 1,200 companies across the U.S and China already use the software. (See also: Don't Bank on NVIDIA's AI Prospects: Morningstar.)

Other announcements from the event can be viewed on the company’s website.

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