CXL™ Consortium and PCI-SIG® Announce Marketing MOU Agreement
Updated: Oct 19, 2021
By Kurt Lender, CXL™ Consortium MWG Co-Chair and Scott Knowlton, PCI-SIG MWG Co-Chair
The CXL™ Consortium and PCI-SIG® are excited to announce a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two organizations. This MOU establishes a liaison framework between the two organizations to ensure consistent joint messaging and marketing across areas of mutual interest.
PCI-SIG is an association of 800+ industry companies committed to advancing its non-proprietary peripheral component interconnect (PCI) technology. PCI-SIG defines PCI specifications to deliver required I/O functionality, adapting PCI technology to future applications and supporting industry-wide product development through compliance and interoperability test support.
The CXL Consortium is an industry standards body dedicated to advancing Compute Express Link™ (CXL) technology. CXL is a high-speed interconnect offering coherency and memory semantics using high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity between the host processor and devices such as accelerators, memory buffers, and smart I/O devices.
CXL leverages the standard PCI Express® (PCIe®) physical and electrical interface – as CXL.io – to provide low latency and high bandwidth connectivity between the host processor and devices.
This agreement between CXL Consortium and PCI-SIG will increase awareness of industry standard interconnect technologies and provide collaborative and educational messaging. Together the CXL Consortium and PCI-SIG will coordinate their marketing efforts as needed to educate the developer community and computing industry regarding the two organizations, activities and specifications. Additionally, the organizations will work to:
Coordinate on specified joint activities including appropriate training and development of promotional content for webinars, workshops, meetings, presentations and other industry events
Collaborate on certain promotional and marketing activities including blogs, articles, press releases and social media content