IBM, Google, others to unveil new open interface to take on Intel

(Reuters) – Technology giants IBM Corp, Google and seven others have joined hands to launch an open specification that can boost datacenter server performance by up to ten times, to take on Intel Corp. The new standard, called Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI), is an open forum to provide a high bandwidth, low latency open interface design specification. The open interface will help corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics and other emerging workloads. Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, is known to protect its server technologies and has chosen to sit out of the new consortium.

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