OCP announces open hardware design and is committed to cost-effectively building data centers. Microsoft joined OCP in 2014 and is the organizationSwitch Abstract Interface (SAI)The creator of the project. Currently, OCP has released specifications for motherboards, chipsets, cables, universal sockets, connectors, and open networks and switches.
Microsoft officially said in a blog post that "Project Zipline" is a leading edge compression technology optimized for various data sets. The published RTL (Register Transfer Language) allows hardware vendors to use reference designs to produce hardware chips. To achieve the highest compression, lowest cost and algorithm power consumption.
Zipline compression technology is expected to enter a variety of markets, such as network data processing, intelligent solid state drives, file systems, cloud devices, general purpose microprocessors and edge devices. Microsoft hopes that the OCP community can contribute to the algorithm and specifications.
Prior to this, Microsoft released and contributed to the encryption microcontroller standard "Project Cerberus". The official view of Cerberus as the next phase of Project Olympus. Microsoft's data centerserverDesigned to contribute to Project Olympus, its FV2virtual machineThe series is in AzureDeployed Project Olympus hardware.
It is understood that the "Project Zipline" project was released to coincide with the launch of The Open Compute Project Global Summit 2019. At the summit last year, Microsoft introduced the "Project Denali" specification for standardized SSD firmware interfaces.