Interesting that the membership is missing a couple of big names. But the members are big enough players without them.
"A new storage industry consortium, the Gen-Z consortium with members from AMD, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Inc., Cray, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, IDT, Mellanox Technologies Ltd., Micron, Samsung, Seagate, SK Hynix and Xilinx announced a scalable computing interconnect and networking protocol called Gen-Z. The flexible high-performance memory semantic fabric provides a peer-to-peer interconnect that allows efficient and cost-effective processing of vast amounts of new unstructured data that will be generated by the Internet of Things, real-time processing demands and other emerging applications. This consortium is part of a bigger effort with other industry groups to create an open-data center architecture for the future." -- Gen-Z Enables Networked Pools Of New Memories
Interesting! So this is basically sort of group computing? Not entirely sure what all of this means, then again its also quite late at night for me
Edit: lesson learned don't read while tired, what this seems to me is a collective effort of different companies to create faster hardware?
Think Hypertransport with broader industry adoption. I suspect part of this is to combat the expensive, less-flexible proprietary solutions a couple of the big players (hint:green/blue) are pushing.
Ah i see! That sounds like a great idea!
I've definitely been against the proprietary solutions that others have been coming out with, one of the many reasons for why i love AMD has been their open source technologies