IBM, Google and others rival Intel with OpenCAPI development

Nine tech giants are launching new open specifications in a bid to boost the speed of data transfers considerably. Advanced Micro Devices, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA and Xilinx are all involved in the project to produce a new server standard, called OpenCAPI (Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface). This will benefit high performance computing, cloud data storage, security, machine learning and analytics by allowing for high performance accelerators that can support the higher speed of most recent technologies. IBM was the first developer of CAPI, and the OpenPower Consortium is already using it at the moment. The nine tech giants will now make it available to the public before the end of 2016. Products that match the new speed standards should start appearing on the…


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