An Overview of the Compute Express Link™ (CXL™) 2.0 ECN

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Ishwar Agarwal, Microsoft and Mahesh Natu, Intel

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In November 2020, the CXL Consortium released the CXL 2.0 specification which introduces support for switching, memory pooling, and support for persistent memory – all while preserving industry investments by supporting full backward compatibility. Based on member feedback, CXL 2.0 ECNs made significant improvements to the specifications in the areas of device management, RAS, Security, memory interleaving and others. This webinar will review the key CXL 2.0 specification ECNs and the new usages they enable.

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Compute Express Link™ (CXL™) is a new breakthrough high-speed CPU interconnect that enables a high-speed, efficient performance between the CPU and platform enhancements and workload accelerators. Industry leaders Alibaba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, Intel Corporation and Microsoft have teamed up to form an open industry standard group to develop technical specifications that facilitate breakthrough performance for emerging usage models while supporting an open ecosystem for data center accelerators and other high-speed enhancements.