Mellanox Joins OpenCAPI and GenZ Consortiums, and Continues to Drive CCIX Consortium Specification Development

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This week, Mellanox was part of three press releases that announced the formation of two new standardization consortiums – OpenCAPI and GenZ, as well as progress update by the CCIX (Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators) consortium.

These new open standards demonstrates an industry wide collaborative effort and the needs to enable open, flexible and standard solutions for the future data center. The three consortiums are dedicated to delivering technology enhancements that increase the data center applications performance, efficiency and scalability, in particular for data intensive applications, machine learning, high performance computing, cloud, web2.0 and more.

Mellanox is delighted to be part of all three consortium, to be able to leverage the new standards in future products, and to enhance Mellanox Open Ethernet and InfiniBand solutions, enabling better communications between interconnect: the CPU/memory/accelerators.

There are many common goals between the different consortiums: to increase the CPU/Memory/Accelerator – interconnect bandwidth and reduce latency; to enable data coherency between the platform devices and more. While each consortium differs in the specific area of focus, they all drive the need for open standards and the ability to leverage existing technologies.

The CCIX consortium has tripled its members and is getting close to releasing its specification. The CCIX specification enables enhanced performance and capabilities over PCIe Gen4, leveraging the PCIe eco system to enhance future compute and storage platforms.

As a board member of CCIX and OpenCAPI, and a member of GenZ, Mellanox is determined to help drive the creation of open standards. We believe that open standards and the open collaborations between companies and users form the foundation for developing the necessary technology for the next generation cloud, Web 2.0, high performance, machine learning, big data, storage and other infrastructures.

About Gilad Shainer

Gilad Shainer has served as Mellanox's Vice President of Marketing since March 2013. Previously, he was Mellanox's Vice President of Marketing Development from March 2012 to March 2013. Gilad joined Mellanox in 2001 as a design engineer and later served in senior marketing management roles between July 2005 and February 2012. He holds several patents in the field of high-speed networking and contributed to the PCI-SIG PCI-X and PCIe specifications. Gilad holds a MSc degree (2001, Cum Laude) and a BSc degree (1998, Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.

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