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A number of technology companies joined forces to work on open technologies to improve datacenter performance, which is done to counter the dominance of Intel.
The companies include IBM, Google, AMD, Dell EMC, HP, Nvidia and others involved in the consortium that will work on a standard called the Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI).
The purpose of this standard is to provide interface designs that have large bandwidth with little latency, as quoted by Reuters on Saturday (10/15/2016).
This interface will help enterprises and service provider data center cloud to increase the speed of big data, machine learning, analytics and various other jobs.
The consortium plans to make OpenCAPI became available to the public before the end of 2016, and are now being used in a variety of servers and other devices from mid 2017.
Intel, the chip maker, chose not to reveal homemade server technology and chose not to join the consortium. Previous Intel also refused to join the consortium similar, like ccix and Gen-Z.