Google, IBM, Micron, AMD and Mellanox Technologies Partner to create a Faster Internet

Google, IBM, Micron, AMD and Mellanox Technologies Partner to create OpenCAPI -- an Open Consortium to work towards implementing Faster Computing -- to Hit Data Centers in 2017!

In a bid to unseat the current champion Intel -- and to speed up the processing capabilities and capacity of data centers -- tech behomouths are partnering to create some amazing standards.

SAN JOSE, CA, October 14, 2016 … Technology leaders AMD, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA and Xilinx today announced a new, open specification that can increase datacenter server performance by up to 10x, enabling corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics, and other emerging workloads. Servers and related products based on the new standard are expected in the second half of 2017.

The new standard, called OpenCAPI and released today by the newly formed OpenCAPI Consortium, provides an open, high-speed pathway for different types of technology – advanced memory, accelerators, networking and storage – to more tightly integrate their functions within servers. This data-centric approach to server design, which puts the compute power closer to the data, removes inefficiencies in traditional system architectures to help eliminate system bottlenecks and can significantly improve server performance.

OpenCAPI sets a new standard for the industry, providing a high bandwidth, low latency open interface design specification built to minimize the complexity of high-performance accelerator design. Capable of 25Gbits per second data rate, OpenCAPI outperforms the current PCIe specification which offers a maximum data transfer rate of 16Gbits per second.

See the press release here.

Posted in Science & Technology, Futurism, News on Oct 14, 2016


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