In May 2013, the Open Compute Project launched a new network project focused on developing an OS-agnostic top-of-the-rack switch. Accompanied by an open source boot loader defined by ONIE, any switch vendor can port its networking Operating System to the open switch specifications being developed by the OCP community. The software interfaces to the switching hardware is defined by Open Ethernet Switching (OES) API, a generic and standard interface for fast path hardware acceleration. Along with the switching API, Mellanox is collaborating with the OCP community to define unified and open drivers for the OCP switch hardware components. Mellanox shares the OCP network project’s vision by joining forces with key companies to bring ONIE over PPC and x86, and OES and OEP packages to the OCP framework.
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