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Open ecosystems for next generation architectures and frameworks

The objective of the Open Programmable Infrastructure Project is to foster a community-driven standards-based open ecosystem for next generation architectures and frameworks based on DPU/IPU-like technologies.


Latest News

OPI’s Outreach Working Group

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Written by Paul Pindell, Chair of the OPI Working Group and Principal Architect for F5 The Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) Outreach Working Group is focused on two major workstreams. The…

OPI Tutorial at SmartNIC Summit 23

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Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) Project held a half-day tutorial during the SmartNIC Summit 23 pre-conference day in San Jose, CA on June 13th, 2023. We would like to first thank…

The Linux Foundation’s OPI Project Announces Arm as Premier Member

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The Open Programmable Infrastructure Project to keynote at second annual SmartNICs Summit on June 13-15 SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2023 – The Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) Project, a community-driven initiative focused on creating…

Working Groups

API and Behavioral Model

The API and Behavioral Model Working Group is focused on defining the object models for each of the components and services on the DPU; both host system facing and control/management facing.

Provisioning and Platform Management

The Provisioning and Platform Management Working Group is focused on building solutions for DPUs in the areas of Discovery & Provisioning, Inventory, Boot sequencing, Lifecycle & Updates, and Monitoring & Telemetry.

Developer Platform/PoC/Reference Architecture

The Dev Platform / PoC Working Group is focused on creating a developer / test platform which mimics the DPU devices so that applications can be run and tested without having to invest in hardware.

Use Case

The Use Case working group is focused on creating an open channel with end users and potential deployment partners to gather desired use cases and share the work being done by the working groups with the goal to get feedback from the end users and deployment partners.


The charter of the Outreach working group is where recruiting for additional project members, events coordination, vision discussions, and marketing related activities will take place.


Video Highlights


This is a demo of the OPI security API with strongSwan IPSEC running on a real DPU. It was presented during the API Work Group meeting on Feb, 2, 2023.

Cloud Networking APIs

During the December 15, 2022 API working group meeting, Mircea Dan Gheorghe demoed the latest functionality of the OPI APIs.

Introduction to the OPI (Open Programmable Infrastructure) Project

A new class of cloud and datacenter infrastructure is emerging into the marketplace.

What Is the Big Deal with the Open Programmable Infrastructure Project?

Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) Project is a new project within the Linux Foundation, announced earlier this year.


Our Members

Thank you to our member companies for sponsoring the OPI Project. Premier members of the OPI Project are listed below.