Arm Joins Linux Foundation's Open Programmable Infrastructure Project as Premier Member

The Linux Foundation's Open Programmable Infrastructure Project has announced that Arm has joined the project as a premier member. The OPI Project is focused on creating a standards-based open ecosystem for next-generation architectures and frameworks based on Data Processing Units (DPUs) technology. DPUs are used today to accelerate networking, security, and storage tasks, and they help improve data center security by providing physical isolation for running infrastructure tasks. The OPI Project is working with other premier members including Dell Technologies, F5, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Marvell, Nvidia, Red Hat, Tencent, and ZTE to create an ecosystem of blueprints and standards to ensure that compliant DPUs work with any server. Arm joins the project as a premier member and will bring its leadership to the Governing Board and expertise to the technical steering committee and working groups. The OPI Project is also hosting its second annual SmartNICs Summit on June 13-15, where it will keynote and present use cases, solutions, and requirements for DPUs. The event aims to educate designers and present the state-of-the-art in SmartNICs and DPUs.