The CCIX Consortium (CCIX) and Green Computing Consortium (GCC) have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on endorsing CCIX as a unified industry standard interconnect technology and an essential requirement in the GCC server standards reference guide. Through this partnership, GCC and CCIX will jointly promote the awareness and the adoption of CCIX technology in the server ecosystem.

With the execution of this MoU, CCIX and GCC have agreed to complement the GCC green computing standards framework with CCIX as one of the pillar technologies to further the ecosystem of green computing. The long-term goals of this collaboration are centered on advancing high-performance, low-power green computing with heterogeneous cache coherent acceleration architectures.

The CCIX Consortium was founded to develop and promote the adoption of an industry standard specification to enable coherent interconnect technologies between general-purpose processors and acceleration devices for efficient heterogeneous computing. Heterogeneous compute architectures leverage accelerators to complete today’s compute tasks faster and with lower power consumption than the processor working on its own. CCIX’s non-proprietary standard enables vendors of processors, accelerators and other peripheral devices to simplify how heterogeneous systems are architected, establishing a seamless chip-to-chip communication and take advantage of the additional bandwidth, reduced latency and lower power consumption opportunities that CCIX provides.

“The CCIX Consortium is honored to collaborate with the Green Computing Consortium in the promotion of the CCIX Standard among the GCC membership,” said Gaurav Singh, Chairman, CCIX Consortium. “This collaboration is further validation of our leadership in coherent interconnect technologies and will enable servers based on the GCC specifications to provide outstanding performance.”

The Green Computing Consortium is dedicated to the ecosystem development and market promotion of green computing products based on the Arm computing chipsets technology. GCC works on the standardization, test and certification, system enablement, pilot programs, open source projects, and education and training of young professionals. As a state-of-the-art architecture and standards overview, GCC released in 2018 the “Green Computing Consortium Server Technical Standards Report.”

“GCC believes that the CCIX specification provides key technology for heterogeneous acceleration that enables the consortium members to deliver green computing servers with unprecedented power efficiency and price/performance that meets the next generation cloud and datacenter requirements,” said Hong Mei, general director, GCC. “We believe the CCIX Consortium is a leader in providing coherent interconnect technologies and greatly value this strategic partnership.”