Cavium announced it has joined OpenCAPI initiative dedicated to provide high-bandwidth, low latency interface optimized to connect accelerators, IO devices and memory to CPUs.
The OpenCAPI initiative was founded by IBM, Google, AMD and others.
By joining this initiative Cavium hopes to bring its capabilities in server IO and security offloads to next generation platforms that support the OpenCAPI interface, the company said.
OpenCAPI promotes a server design that can increase datacenter server performance by several times, enabling corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics, and other emerging workloads.
With 25Gbits per second data rate, OpenCAPI also enables maximum utilization of high speed I/O devices like Cavium Fibre Channel adapters, low latency Ethernet NICs, programmable SmartNIC and security solutions.
“We welcome Cavium to the OpenCAPI consortium to fuel innovation for today’s data-intensive cognitive workloads,” said Bob Picciano, senior vice president, IBM Cognitive Systems. “Together, we will tap into Cavium’s next-generation technology, including networking and accelerators, and work in tandem with other partners’ systems technology to unleash high-performance capabilities for our clients’ data center workloads.”