Thursday, January 23rd 2020

Intel joins CHIPS Alliance to promote Advanced Interface Bus (AIB) as an open standard

CHIPS Alliance, the leading consortium advancing common and open hardware for interfaces, processors and systems, today announced industry leading chipmaker Intel as its newest member. Intel is contributing the Advanced Interface Bus (AIB) to CHIPS Alliance to foster broad adoption.

CHIPS Alliance is hosted by the Linux Foundation to foster a collaborative environment to accelerate the creation and deployment of open SoCs, peripherals and software tools for use in mobile, computing, consumer electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The CHIPS Alliance project develops high-quality open source Register Transfer Level (RTL) code and software development tools relevant to the design of open source CPUs, SoCs, and complex peripherals for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and custom silicon.

Intel is joining CHIPS Alliance to share the Advanced Interface Bus (AIB) as an open-source, royalty-free PHY-level standard for connecting multiple semiconductor die within the same package. This effort is intended to encourage an industry environment in which silicon IP can be developed using any semiconductor process as a "chiplet," and easily integrated with other chiplets into a single device to deliver new levels of functionality and optimization. Broader adoption and support for AIB-enabled chiplets will help device developers grow beyond the limits of traditional monolithic semiconductor manufacturing and reduce the cost of development. Working together, Intel and CHIPS Alliance will encourage the growth of an industry ecosystem which engenders more device innovation via heterogeneous integration.

The AIB specifications and collateral will be further developed in the Interconnects workgroup. The group will begin work imminently to make new contributions to foster increased innovation and adoption. All AIB technical details will be placed in the CHIPS Alliance github. In addition, Intel will have a seat on the governing board of CHIPS Alliance. Go to www.chipsalliance.org to learn more about the organization or to join the workgroup mailing list.

"We couldn't be more happy to welcome Intel to CHIPS Alliance," said Dr. Zvonimir Bandić, Chairman, CHIPS Alliance, and senior director of next-generation platforms architecture at Western Digital. "Intel's selection of CHIPS Alliance for the AIB specifications affirms the leading role that the organization impacts for open source hardware and software development tools. We look forward to faster adoption of AIB as an open source chiplet interface."
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25 Comments on Intel joins CHIPS Alliance to promote Advanced Interface Bus (AIB) as an open standard

#1
halo9
Another day, another Intel press release....
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#3
HTC
Is this Intel's "glue"?
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#4
_Flare
After Intel OneAPI, now Intel OneGLUE
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#5
notb
_Flare
After Intel OneAPI, now Intel OneGLUE
OMG
Do you even know what OneAPI is?
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#6
Xaled
For those who doesn't know. Why would a greedy company like Intel or Nvidia support open source and standards?
Just to spend all the money u've got on their hardware
That's why Nvidia supports epic and blender
https://developer.nvidia.com/unrealengine
Develop
Develop on NVIDIA Hardware!
NVIDIA and Epic have a long history of collaboration. In fact, UE4 is optimized for NVIDIA GPUs and mobile chips.

"Epic developed Unreal Engine 4 on NVIDIA hardware, and it looks and runs best on GeForce."
Tim Sweeney, founder, CEO and technical director of Epic Games.
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#7
notb
Xaled
For those who doesn't know. Why would a greedy company like Intel or Nvidia support open source and standards?
Just to spend all the money u've got on their hardware
Amazing. Companies focus on making money.
You should write a book or something.
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#8
Xaled
notb
Amazing. Companies focus on making money.
You should write a book or something.
being greedy and wanting to make money are not the some thing
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#9
notb
Xaled
being greedy and wanting to make money are not the some thing
On a corporate level? It is.
Purpose of every company action and every penny spent should be to make more money. It's a foundation of business.
If you compare Intel/Nvidia to some other company and you think that company is less greedy, it means one of 2 things: it's managed badly or your opinion isn't objective.
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#10
gamefoo21
notb
On a corporate level? It is.
Purpose of every company action and every penny spent should be to make more money. It's a foundation of business.
If you compare Intel/Nvidia to some other company and you think that company is less greedy, it means one of 2 things: it's managed badly or your opinion isn't objective.
Aww the fanboi justifications are so cute.

Keep on keeping on.

Nvidia is a shitty company that's horribly greedy and it's bad for consumers.
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#11
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
Xaled
For those who doesn't know. Why would a greedy company like Intel or Nvidia support open source and standards?
Just to spend all the money u've got on their hardware
And... is there a problem here?
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#12
Xaled
Cheeseball
And... is there a problem here?
Yes, two problems,
1- Hypocrisy
2- Monopolisation
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#13
londiste
Xaled
Yes, two problems,
1- Hypocrisy
2- Monopolisation
Errr... open source and standards counteracts monopolisation as much as possible, doesn't it?
What exactly do you mean by hypocrisy?
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#14
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
Xaled
Yes, two problems,
1- Hypocrisy
2- Monopolisation
Intel is contributing to an open-standard that allows FPGAs to work interchangeably. AMD is also a big member of another parallel consortium (CCIX) that aims to do the same. This doesn't affect consumers like ourselves as much compared to big companies that need bandwidth and scalability (e.g. Amazon, Alibaba, etc.).
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#15
R-T-B
Cheeseball
Intel is contributing to an open-standard that allows FPGAs to work interchangeably. AMD is also a big member of another parallel consortium (CCIX) that aims to do the same. This doesn't affect consumers like ourselves as much compared to big companies that need bandwidth and scalability (e.g. Amazon, Alibaba, etc.).
Shhhhh! We're arguing here.
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#16
notb
gamefoo21
Aww the fanboi justifications are so cute.
Fanboy of what have I become this time? Profitability? :o
Nvidia is a shitty company that's horribly greedy and it's bad for consumers.
Why do you write comments like that? Why do you hate Nvidia so much? It's not even an Nvidia news.
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#17
Xaled
Lol, it is just a self-praising PR.
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#18
DeathtoGnomes
tollhouse CHIPS....

Intel joining an open source-anything is news.
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#19
candle_86
gamefoo21
Aww the fanboi justifications are so cute.

Keep on keeping on.

Nvidia is a shitty company that's horribly greedy and it's bad for consumers.
Just fyi a company's goal isn't to do what's best for the consumer its job is to due what's best for the bottom line. No company that's publicly traded cares one iota about the consumer unless it can boost their profits. Their statement is true charge what the market will bare and only spend enough to improve it so they will buy more.

AMD does it, Intel does it, Nvidia does it, Qualcomm does it, everyone does it.
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#20
Prima.Vera
Linux is also free and OpenSource, however companies like RedHat , SUSE or Ubuntu are making billions out of it... ;)
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#21
notb
Prima.Vera
Linux is also free and OpenSource, however companies like RedHat , SUSE or Ubuntu are making billions out of it... ;)
On consulting/support, not "manufacturing".
There are probrably tens of thousands companies doing the same thing.
It's just that with some distributions you can ask the distro providers as well (much like with Microsoft).

In fact, since every Windows license costs, there's some "support" included for every customer. With free Linux you're usually alone (among millions of other "alones" - called a community :)).
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#22
medi01
Xaled
For those who doesn't know. Why would a greedy company like Intel or Nvidia support open source and standards?
Just to spend all the money u've got on their hardware
That's why Nvidia supports epic and blender
https://developer.nvidia.com/unrealengine
Develop
Well, unless there is literally incentive to cripple perf on competitors card, sending out own people, to help someone optimize code for your products, is a legit move that is good for consumers.
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#24
biffzinker
gamefoo21
Nvidia is a shitty company that's horribly greedy and it's bad for consumers.
What does that say about Apple?
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#25
DeathtoGnomes
biffzinker
What does that say about Apple?
even m$, mmhhmm.
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