Hewlett Packard Enterprise and PLDA, an industry leader in high-speed interconnect IP, announced a joint collaboration to meet the challenges of next-generation connectivity for advanced workloads. Gen-Z is a new open interconnect protocol and connector developed by the Gen-Z Consortium to solve the challenges associated with processing and analyzing huge amounts of data in real time. HPE and PLDA are working together to develop Gen-Z semiconductor IP designed to the Gen-Z Core Specification 1.0.
Develop Gen-Z semiconductor IP
Creating one standard interconnect is important because it allows any component – processing, memory, accelerators, networking – to talk to any other component as if it were communicating with its own local memory using simple commands. PLDA’s Gen-Z IP will provide the building blocks to create high performance low latency solutions where every device in the system is connected at the speed of memory.
CEO of PLDA, Arnaud Schleich said that they are proud to collaborate with HPE to provide comprehensive design IP to silicon providers to enable volume production of Gen-Z compatible components and to enable system vendors to utilize the Gen-Z silicon components to build network, storage and computer systems and solutions. This will enable an open ecosystem of Gen-Z building blocks for a variety of solutions from the intelligent edge to the cloud.
CTO and Director of Hewlett Packard Labs, Mark Potter said that they recognize the need of partner in the development of new architectures and technologies that can effectively meet the needs of our customers. HPE is committed to supporting open standards and working collaboratively to develop this new interconnects. The collaboration with PLDA is a demonstration of HPE’s commitment to the development and industry-wide proliferation of Gen-Z, an important technology in meeting the demands of the modern data center and in creating a Memory-Driven Computing architecture.