Industry Leaders Join Forces to Promote New High-Performance Interconnect
A group of leading technology companies today announced the Gen-Z Consortium, an industry alliance working to create and commercialize a new scalable computing interconnect and protocol. This flexible, high-performance memory semantic fabric provides a peer-to-peer interconnect that easily accesses large volumes of data while lowering costs and avoiding today’s bottlenecks. The alliance members include AMD, ARM, Cavium Inc., Cray, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, IBM, IDT, Lenovo, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, Microsemi, Red Hat, Samsung, Seagate, SK hynix, Western Digital Corporation, and Xilinx.
Modern computer systems have been built around the assumption that storage is slow, persistent and reliable, while data in memory is fast but volatile. As new storage class memory technologies emerge that drive the convergence of storage and memory attributes, the programmatic and architectural assumptions that have worked in the past are no longer optimal. The challenges associated with explosive data growth, real-time application demands, the emergence of low latency storage class memory, and demand for rack scale resource pools require a new approach to data access.
Gen-Z provides the following benefits:
- High Bandwidth, Low Latency: Simplified interface based on memory semantics, scalable from tens to several hundred GB/s of bandwidth, with sub-100 ns load-to-use memory latency.
- Advanced Workloads and Technologies: Enables data centric computing with scalable memory pools and resources for real-time analytics and in-memory applications. Accelerates new memory and storage innovation.
- Compatible and Economical: Highly software compatible with no required changes to the operating system. Scales from simple, low cost connectivity to highly capable, rack scale interconnect.
The Gen-Z Consortium, established by current board members AMD, ARM, Cray, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, IDT, Micron, Samsung, SK hynix, and Xilinx, is an open, non-proprietary, transparent industry standards body. The consortium reflects a broader industry trend that recognizes the importance of open standards and their role in providing a level playing field to promote adoption, innovation and choice. The Gen-Z Consortium is accepting new members. The core specification, covering the architecture and protocol, will be finalized in late 2016. For more information visit www.genzconsortium.org.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Gen-Z Consortium Partner Quotes
“AMD is committed to open ecosystems for technology development and is excited to join the rest of the Gen-Z members today in announcing this significant step. The need for high-bandwidth, low-latency access to memory and storage as well as rack-scale composability in the datacenter is growing rapidly. Gen-Z is an advanced, modern protocol designed to deliver a high-performance, cross-platform solution that can serve its members and their customers far into the future.”
- Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Technology and Engineering, AMD
“Modern data center and cloud workloads drive the need to efficiently integrate emerging memory and storage technologies to solve the challenges at rack-scale. Gen-Z offers a scalable approach to rack-scale sharing, enabling new use cases and system architectures. In concert with other standards bodies, Gen-Z is fostering collaboration between industry leaders to develop open standards that will enable choice and innovation in the data center.”
- Lakshmi Mandyam, Senior Marketing Director of Server Program, ARM
“An open, democratic coherent connectivity standard that enables the next generation of scale and performance is needed in the industry. We are pleased to be a part of the Gen-Z consortium and to contribute to this next phase datacenter architecture. Gen-Z will allow our next generation servers, SoCs and network connectivity products to further accelerate the market trend toward application specific, heterogeneous deployments.”
- Gopal Hegde, VP/GM Datacenter Processor Group, Cavium
"As the industry moves toward the 3rd platform new open innovations are required to enable infrastructure support of massive data, billions of IoT devices, and cloud native applications. Taking advantage of new storage class memories and enabling composability in a memory centric way will be critical as the control plane shifts toward memory computing. Gen-Z is an open industry standard that enables these innovations. Dell EMC is excited to be part of the Consortium that is developing this ground breaking open industry standard."
- John Roese, EVP/CTO - Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell EMC
“As data volumes continue to grow and the time to result of analytics become increasingly critical to our customer’s business, we need new architectures and technologies that can effectively process the information. HPE is committed to supporting open standards and working collaboratively to develop this new memory semantic fabric that meets the demands of the modern data center.”
- Mark Potter, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
“Huawei is committed to supporting development of industry open standards to explore IT system innovation and meet our customers' needs on real-time and huge-volume data processing in big data era. Gen-Z is an open standard developed for high performance, and highly scalable memory system interconnect to enable flexible workloads support on big data analytics, and new technologies support such as storage class memory and memory centric computing.”
- Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei's IT Product Line
"The increased computing demands of artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced analytics and other Cognitive Era workloads requires greater hardware performance and innovation. This increased demand, combined with the reduction in benefit from Moore's Law, calls for a new set of open standards. The combination of system-level acceleration via CAPI technology and now datacenter rack-level acceleration with Gen-Z can enable the industry to deliver much-desired breakthroughs in datacenter technology."
- Brad McCredie, Fellow and Vice President of POWER Development, IBM
“As a leading provider of interconnect solutions for memory, storage and processor subsystems, IDT is pleased to work with the Gen-Z Consortium as a founding member to define a groundbreaking new standard that addresses the next generation of scalable data center architectures. The convergence of the memory-storage hierarchy and need for a scalable interconnect that accelerates real time data analytics makes Gen-Z an exciting new alternative to the traditional set of disparate standards that exist today.”
- Sean Fan, Vice President and General Manager, Computing and Communications Division, Integrated Device Technology
“Mellanox endorses open collaborations that enable and enhance industry standards to meet the future needs of the data center, and, as such, is happy to be part of the Gen-Z consortium. Gen-Z can help to accelerate the communications between the processing units, the memory and the interconnect, enhancing the connectivity to both Ethernet and InfiniBand, and resulting in higher application performance and data center efficiency.”
- Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox Technologies
“While memory has always been an essential building block for computing, it is quickly becoming the critical technology to unlocking next-generation performance. Because open standards present the best opportunity for rapid innovation, Gen-Z Consortium is an important step in ensuring that developing architectures can quickly adapt to capitalize on the dramatic benefits provided by new memory technologies.”
- Tom Eby, Vice President and GM Compute and Networking Business, Micron Technology, Inc.
“As scalable data access becomes increasingly important to the modern enterprise, Red Hat recognizes the need for a unifying, standard fabric that simplifies access to various types of memory and storage. Gen-Z intends to provide an open solution, and Red Hat is pleased to participate in this multi-vendor collaboration, especially as we expect operating systems will play a critical role in enabling this protocol within the datacenter.”
- Tim Burke, Vice President, Platform Technology, Red Hat
“Data volumes have been growing at a tremendous pace and require new architecture or memory technologies for better scalability and efficiency. This new open standard memory semantics fabric could be a step towards the goal. As always, Samsung will continue to support open standards in pursuit of technological improvements."
- Chiwook Kim, Vice President of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering Team, Samsung Electronics
"As the process node scaling limit causes slow-down of the evolution in current memory system infrastructure, Gen-Z is a solution that can greatly improve the scalability of memory solutions through evolutions of physical layer and media controller layer."
- Boryeong Wi, Vice President, Head of DRAM Product Planning & Enabling Office, SK hynix Inc.
“The tremendous speed, endurance and capacity of Storage Class Memory offers the potential to transform the management of mass data for many years to come. We are proud to continue our long-standing commitment to Storage Class Memory and join the Gen-Z Consortium to develop industry standards that will support our ecosystem partners and customers in the adoption of this ground-breaking technology.”
- Steven Campbell, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Western Digital Corporation
“As we look towards the Zettabyte era, the challenges of data access, storage and processing is going to require new system architectures. At Xilinx, we are committed to open standards that will pave the way to the next generation datacenters. New memory and storage technologies are blurring the boundaries between them and this provides opportunities to rethink and revolutionize the traditional memory and storage hierarchies.”
- Gaurav Singh, Vice President of Architecture, Xilinx
Nereus for Gen-Z
Om Business Wire
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Følg saker fra Business Wire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Business Wire
Celltrion Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Herzuma® for Trastuzumab Biosimilar15.12.2017 22:13 | Pressemelding
Celltrion, Inc. (KOSDAQ: 068270) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a positive opinion recommending that Herzuma® (trastuzumab biosimilar) be granted marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of patients with early breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, or metastatic gastric cancer whose tumors have either HER2 overexpression or HER2 gene amplification. The CHMP’s opinion will now be sent to the European Commission (EC) for final review. Herzuma® is a biosimilar to Herceptin®i, a breast cancer and gastric cancer treatment antibody biologic drug developed by Genentech and marketed by Roche. Herceptin® is a blockbuster drug which had worldwide sales of CHF 6.8 billionii (US$6.8 billion) in 2016, of which CHF 2.1 billioniii (US$2.1 billion) was in
Takeda and TiGenix announce that Cx601 (darvadstrocel) has received a positive CHMP opinion to treat complex perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease15.12.2017 12:34 | Pressemelding
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (“Takeda”) and TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels and NASDAQ: TIG) (“TiGenix”) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in conjunction with the Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT), has adopted a positive opinion recommending a marketing authorization (MA) for investigational compound Cx601 (darvadstrocel). Cx601 is expected to be indicated for the treatment of complex perianal fistulas in adult patients with non-active/mildly active luminal Crohn’s disease, when fistulas have shown an inadequate response to at least one conventional or biologic therapy.2 This recommendation marks the first allogeneic stem cell therapy to receive a positive CHMP opinion in Europe. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/201712
Bitcoin Romania and Twispay Announce Integration Partnership Providing Users with the Ability to Purchase Bitcoin with Bank Cards15.12.2017 12:21 | Pressemelding
Bitcoin Romania, leading Eastern European Bitcoin exchange & brokerage firm, and Twispay, Swiss-owned European payment processor and FinTech pioneer, today announced the availability of a payment integration that allows a global clientele to acquire Bitcoin and Ethereum cryptocurrencies using Visa and Mastercard bank cards. Unprecedented in Romania, this is one of the first East-Central European integration partnerships that allow consumers to use their cards to purchase cryptocurrency. Until recently, investors could only acquire cryptocurrencies through bank transfers and cash deposits, but the volatility of cryptocurrency markets dictates the need for additional operational flexibility. Investors require faster, safer, more reliable, and more comfortable ways to complete purchases. “One minute can make the difference between a million lost and a million earned. That is pr
Upon Conclusion of the Fourth Annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, Scholars and Intellectuals Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum15.12.2017 11:38 | Pressemelding
A high-level delegation of dignitaries, scholars and intellectuals participating in the fourth annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum. The delegation was headed by H.E Mustafa Ceric, former Grand Mufti of Bosnia; alongside Sheikh Mohammad Mukhtar Ould Imbala, Head of Mauritania’s Fatwa & Grievances Supreme Council; H.E Amar Mirghani Hussein, Sudanese Minister of (religious) Guidance and Endowments; and H.E Salho Jay, Imam of the Juma Masjid in South Africa. The Forum was held in Abu Dhabi from 11-13 December 2017, with the participation of more than 700 scholars, intellectuals and religious dignitaries from around the world. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171215005255/en/ Group Photo of the Scholars and Intellectuals during their visit to the L
Kennedy Wilson Acquires 124-Unit Northbank Apartments in Dublin, Ireland for €45 Million15.12.2017 11:00 | Pressemelding
Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) announces that it has acquired Northbank Apartments, a wholly-owned 124-unit apartment community in Dublin’s North Docks, for €45 million from Jarmar Properties Limited (In Receivership) acting through David Carson of Deloitte as Statutory Receiver, the lender being the National Asset Management Agency (“NAMA”). Situated in Dublin’s North Docks, Northbank is located just 50 meters from Kennedy Wilson’s existing 84-unit Liffey Trust apartments. The two buildings benefit from great transport links as the LUAS Red line is immediately adjacent connecting to Dublin’s city centre and main train stations in five minutes. “The successful acquisition of Northbank in such close proximity to our Liffey Trust asset allows us to leverage our existing presence and implement our value-add asset management strategy, including a
AML BitCoin Enters Phase II of ICO15.12.2017 09:00 | Pressemelding
NAC Foundation, LLC announces today that the initial coin offering for the AML BitCoin – the world’s only patent-pending compliant digital currency – has been extended for another month to accommodate a torrent of last minute, new coin purchasers and the demands of thousands of current owners of the coin, who have had difficulty navigating the process of establishing the specialized wallet required to hold the innovative digital currency. This second phase of the AML BitCoin initial coin offering will see an increase in the price of the coin, from US $1.00 to US $1.25. The company has already been contacted by prospective purchasers in the slightly higher priced Phase II, and anticipates a further price increase to US $1.50 within a week or two. HitBTC, one of the world’s largest and most active digital currency exchanges, was prepared to list the AML BitCoin for trading on
I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.Besøk vårt presserom