May 24, 2016

Tech Leaders Join Forces to Bring an Open Acceleration Framework to Data Centers

AMD, ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm, and Xilinx collaborate on new Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators (CCIX) that will allow multiple processor architectures and accelerators to seamlessly share data.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm, and Xilinx, Inc. have joined forces to bring a high-performance open acceleration framework to data centers. The companies are collaborating on the specification for the new Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators (CCIX).

The companies are seeking single interconnect technology specification that will ensure that processors using different instruction set architectures (ISA) can coherently share data with accelerators and enable efficient heterogeneous computing – significantly improving compute efficiency for servers running data center workloads.

Accelerating applications in the data center has become a requirement due to power and space constraints. Applications such as big data analytics, search, machine learning, NFV, wireless 4G/5G, in-memory database processing, video analytics, and network processing, benefit from acceleration engines that need to move data seamlessly among the various system components.

CCIX will allow these components to access and process data irrespective of where it resides, without the need for complex programming environments. This will enable both off-load and bump-in-the-wire inline application acceleration while leveraging existing server ecosystems and form factors, thereby lowering software barriers and improving total cost of ownership (TCO) of accelerated systems.

For more information on CCIX visit ccixconsortium.com.

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