Hyperscale networking firm Arrcus has joined the Ultra Ethernet Consortium (UEC), a group dedicated to delivering Ethernet-based interoperable and high performance architecture to meet the growing network demands of AI and high-performance computing (HPC).

By joining the consortium, Arrcus has committed to working with other UEC members to develop and standardize new ethernet technologies that support AI and HPC applications. The company will offer its expertise in advanced networking technologies, including its Leaf-Spine Fabric Architecture and ACE-AI solution for distributed AI workloads.

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Its recently announced ACE-AI solution is based on the company’s ArcOS and delivers a unified network fabric that optimizes distributed GPU and other compute resources to improve performance for AI and ML workloads.

Arrcus was founded in 2016 and is based in San Jose, California. According to Crunchbase, the company has raised $138 million in funding and counts Amazon Web Services, Equinix, Edgecore networks, and CoreSite among its partners.

“We are thrilled to join the UEC and contribute to the development of next-generation Ethernet technologies for AI and HPC,” said Shekar Ayyar, chairman and CEO at Arrcus.

“The UEC’s mission to create an open, interoperable, and high-performance Ethernet ecosystem aligns perfectly with our own goals at Arrcus, and we are confident that our participation will help to accelerate innovation in this critical area.”