Compute Express Link™: The Breakthrough CPU-to-Device Interconnect
As part of DMTF’s Alliance Partner program, the organization and the Compute Express Link™ (CXL™) Consortium agreed to a new work register, which outlines areas of technical collaboration between the two organizations. DMTF (formerly known as the Distributed Management Task Force) creates open manageability standards spanning diverse emerging and traditional IT infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, network, servers and storage. Member companies and alliance partners worldwide collaborate on standards to improve the interoperable management of information technologies. Internationally recognized by ANSI and ISO, DMTF standards enable a more integrated and cost-effective approach to management through interoperable solutions. Simultaneous development of Open Source and Open Standards is made possible by DMTF, which has the support, tools, and infrastructure for efficient development and collaboration.
The CXL Consortium and PCI-SIG signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a liaison framework between the two organizations to ensure consistent joint messaging and marketing across areas of mutual interest. Both organizations will work together to increase awareness of industry standard interconnect technologies and to provide collaborative, educational messaging for the developer community and computing industry.
Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the CXL™ Consortium have formed a strategic alliance to enable the education and to support the subsequent adoption of their technologies by interested individuals, including developers, implementors, and end users. Together the CXL Consortium and SNIA will focus on joint marketing efforts, specifically between the CXL Marketing Work Group and the SNIA Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative (CMSI) Marketing Committee.