“The Gen-Z Consortium is committed to establishing an ecosystem where members, the broader industry, and customers work together to deliver robust, high-quality specifications that enable new datacenter architectures,” said Kurtis Bowman, Gen-Z Consortium president. “The formation of these three new consortia (CCIX, OpenCAPI, and Gen-Z), backed by more than 30 industry-leading global companies, supports the […]

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“The CCIX group of companies believe in the need to foster innovation in the industry”, said Gaurav Singh, CCIX Chair. “We welcome the efforts of and look forward to collaborating with the Gen-Z and OpenCAPI consortiums which will further the development of key technologies that will define the datacenters of tomorrow.”

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“Xilinx is fully committed to bring high performance accelerators to market,” said Gaurav Singh, vice president of Architecture at Xilinx. “Today our All Programmable devices support CAPI on POWER8 platforms and are excited to join the OpenCAPI consortium to develop highly differentiated solutions with the POWER9 platforms.”

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“While memory has always been an essential building block for computing, it is quickly becoming the critical technology to unlocking next-generation performance.” said Tom Eby, vice president and GM of Micron’s compute and networking business. “Because open standards present the best opportunity for rapid innovation, the OpenCAPI, Gen-Z, and CCIX consortiums are an important step […]

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“Mellanox is delighted to be one of the founding members of the OpenCAPI consortium and help drive the creation of open standards to enhance the datacenter performance, and in particular the interconnect – CPU / memory / accelerator communications,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of Marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Open standards and the open collaborations […]

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“IBM first introduced CAPI technology to the industry in 2014 with our POWER8 processor and made it available to our OpenPOWER partners. Since then, the industry has embraced and validated its potential as a game-changing technology for the most important modern workloads including artificial intelligence, advanced data analytics and deep learning,” said Brad McCredie, IBM […]

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“Open standards are necessary to meet the demands of the modern data center,” said Mark Potter, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “HPE is committed to supporting open standards and working collaboratively with our partners in the OpenCAPI, and Gen-Z consortiums.”

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“In order to resolve problems customers face today and in the future we need an industry that collaborates on an open standards principle,” said John Roese, EVP/CTO, Dell EMC. “Efforts like OpenCAPI and Gen-Z are essential to enabling our customers to innovate and thrive in an ever changing industry.”

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“Google is committed to open standards and we are excited to contribute to the cross-industry use and development of OpenCAPI,” said Chris Johnson, Principal Engineer, Google. “OpenCAPI can advance the future of server design by enabling higher performance for data-intensive workloads and the emerging accelerator ecosystem.”

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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.

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