The OpenCAPI Consortium is an open forum to manage the OpenCAPI specification and ecosystem. OpenCAPI is a not-for-profit organization formed in October 2016 by OpenCAPI Strategic Members AMD, Google, IBM, Mellanox Technologies and Micron to create an open coherent high performance bus interface based on a new bus standard called Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI) and grow the ecosystem that utilizes this interface. This initiative is being driven by the emerging accelerated computing and advanced memory/storage solutions that have introduced significant system bottlenecks in today’s current open bus protocols and requires a technical solution that is openly available.
To join OpenCAPI, please download and review the OpenCAPI Consortium Membership Kit.
Once we receive your signed Membership Agreement, we will immediately begin on-boarding you into the OpenCAPI activities and adding you to our public membership roster. If you have any membership questions, please contact us at email@example.com
OpenCAPI at OCP 2018
OpenCAPI was excited to be part of this event! The OpenCAPI Consortium booth, with its various demos and hardware displays, is a testimony to the interest building around this technology and the hard work that has occurred and continues with OpenCAPI..
In addition, the Consortium had a booth presence at the OpenPOWER Summit 2018 in Las Vegas that included a product reveal of demos and hardware displays and a speaking slot on OpenCAPI Technology.
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The new standard, called OpenCAPI 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 significantly improve server performance.
These specifications were contributed to the OpenCAPI Consortium pursuant of the IPR Policy as input specifications and will be reviewed and updated appropriately following the work group process.
The OpenCAPI consortium looks forward to publishing draft specifications when this process completes.
OpenCAPI 3.0 Transaction Layer Specification (updated*)
OpenCAPI 3.1 Transaction Layer Specification (updated*)
*The changes in the V3.0 specification can be found in the revision log. A new section on profiles has been added with some new terms and clarifications. The V3.1 specification is a revision of the V3.0 specification (includes all the V3.0 changes) and adds new content. The revision log shows the changes. In both specifications, changes from the October drop have change bars noted.
OpenCAPI 3.0 Data Link Layer Specification
OpenCAPI 4.0 Transaction Layer Specification
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