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Intel's oneAPI Initiative Transforms into the Unified Acceleration "UXL" Foundation

The Linux Foundation and Intel have announced the formation of the Unified Acceleration (UXL) Foundation, which will be an evolution of Intel’s oneAPI initiative.

The UXL Foundation aims to create an open standard programming model for compute accelerators, making the ecosystem more open and unified across vendors. Founding members of the UXL Foundation include Arm, Fujitsu, Google Cloud, Imagination Tech, Intel, Qualcomm Technologies, and Samsung. Notably absent are AMD and NVIDIA, who continue to focus on their own compute stacks. Intel has been open with oneAPI, bringing various oneAPI toolkit components to work on non-x86 CPUs and different levels of GPU support.

The UXL Foundation will focus on open accelerated compute across CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and other accelerators. The foundation’s website can be found at While the absence of AMD and NVIDIA may impact the GPU compute space, the UXL Foundation is an exciting development that will be monitored closely.

Source: Phoronix.