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Tear Down These Walls: How CXL Could Reinvent the Data Center

The move to heterogenous computing will require shifting some … interconnects to a more performant industry standard interface enabling new capabilities like memory tiers, pooled memory, and even the convergence of memory and storage. And to unshackle architectural innovation and choice, we need an open standard with broad industry acceptance. Enter the Compute Express Link (CXL). CXL is an open interface that standardizes a high-performance interconnect for data-centric platforms – it provides the ability to connect CPUs to XPUs, storage, memory and networking, enabling increased degrees of freedom for platform architecture via the ability to build more optimized infrastructures.

CXL Consortium Releases Compute Express Link 2.0 Spec

The CXL Consortium has announced the release of the Compute Express Link 2.0 specification, which adds support for switching for fan-out to connect to more devices; memory pooling for increased memory utilization efficiency and providing memory capacity on demand; and support for persistent memory – while preserving industry investments by supporting full backwards compatibility with […]