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.