Astera Labs Launches Cloud-Scale Interop Lab for CXL Solutions at Scale

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SANTA CLARA, CA – January 31, 2022 – Astera Labs, maker of connectivity solutions, today announced the expansion of its Cloud-Scale Interop Lab designed to provide robust interoperability testing between its Leo Memory Connectivity Platform and an ecosystem of CXL-based CPUs, memory modules, and operating systems. 

“Compute Express Link (CXL) is proving to be a critical memory interconnect technology in data-centric systems; however, multiple use cases and a fast-growing ecosystem is proving to be a significant challenge for seamless deployment of CXL solutions at scale,” said Casey Morrison, CPO, Astera Labs. “Building on the success of our Cloud-Scale Interop Lab for Aries PCIe® Smart Retimers and learnings from real CXL silicon solutions working on customer platforms, we are excited to partner with industry leaders to implement end-to-end CXL tests and tools to minimize interoperation risk, reduce system development time and costs, and accelerate time-to-market.”

The Cloud-Scale Interop Lab utilizes a comprehensive suite of memory stress tests, CXL protocol checks, and electrical robustness measurements to validate performance and interoperability between CPUs, Leo Smart Memory Controllers, and a variety of memory modules in real-world use cases. The testing covers four key areas spanning from the physical layer to the application layer, including PCIe electrical, memory, CXL compliance and system-level testing over thousands of iterations. Customers can request the reports at