Open Compute Project
The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. OCP is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond. Join our global community of technology leaders working together to break open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure to achieve greater choice, customization and cost savings.
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The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee develops Local Area Network standards and Metropolitan Area Network standards. The most widely used standards are for the Ethernet family, Token Ring, Wireless LAN, Bridging and Virtual Bridged LANs. An individual Working Group provides the focus for each area. Working Group IEEE 802.3 is responsible for Ethernet based LANs.
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The mission of the Ethernet Alliance is to promote industry awareness, acceptance, and advancement of technology and products based on both existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards and their management. The Ethernet Alliance will provide resources to establish and demonstrate multi-vendor interoperability of IEEE 802 Ethernet products and their management.
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The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) tests networking and data communications products. Since 1988, the laboratory has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing UNH students for careers in the industry. The laboratory has grown steadily into one of the industry's premier independent proving grounds for new technologies. Solarflare is particularly active in the UNH-IOL 10 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium. It is an industry-supported organization that works in conjunction with its member companies to provide a neutral test environment and industry accepted test methodologies for the purpose of promoting and fostering conformance and interoperability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet devices.
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With more than 3,500 active participants representing 39 countries and nearly 200 organizations, the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) is the industry organization leading the development of management standards and the promotion of interoperability for enterprise and Internet environments. DMTF standards provide common management infrastructure components for instrumentation, control and communication in a platform-independent and technology neutral way. DMTF standards include the Common Information Model (CIM), communication/control protocols like Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and Web Services for Management (WS-Management), and the Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH) initiative.
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Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI-SIG) is the industry organization that is chartered with maintenance of the PCI bus specification. The PCI-SIG effectively places ownership and management of the PCI specifications in the hands of the developer community. The PCI-SIG works to support new requirements to the specification while maintaining backward compatibility for all PCI revisions and addenda. The PCI-SIG works on behalf of the entire industry, not specific vendor interests.
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The Linux Foundation
Since its inception in 1991, Linux has grown to become a force in computing, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange to mobile phones to supercomputers to consumer devices. The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading technology companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and advances Linux by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community to ensure Linux remains free and technically advanced.
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