Join Us: “Compute Express Link™ (CXL™): Memory Challenges and CXL Solutions” Webinar
Updated: Jul 16
August 6, 2020 from 8 AM – 9 AM PT
By Scott Knowlton
We are continuing our educational webinars on CXL and our next one is focused on how CXL can address the memory challenges designers are facing with new emerging applications. I encourage you to register for our upcoming webinar “Compute Express Link™ (CXL™): Memory Challenges and CXL Solutions” to learn more about the benefits of using CXL. CXL supports dynamic multiplexing between a rich set of protocols that includes I/O (CXL.io, based on PCIe®), caching (CXL.cache) and memory (CXL.mem) semantics. CXL.mem allows a host processor to access memory attached to a CXL device. CXL.mem transactions are simple memory load and store transactions that run downstream from the host processor which takes care of all the associated coherency flows.
There are three different use cases for CXL referred to as Type 1 Device, Type 2 Device and Type 3 Device.
Type 1 Device is for caching devices or accelerators and uses CXL.io and CXL.cache protocols
Type 2 Device is for accelerators with memory and uses CXL.io, CXL.cache and CXL.mem
Type 3 Device is for memory buffers and uses CXL.io and CXL.mem
In this webinar, you will:
Learn about the current trends and challenges of memory
Understand how the CXL.mem protocol can deliver power-efficient performance for emerging applications such as artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and deep learning
Explore CXL Type 3 Device and use cases for memory bandwidth expansion, memory capacity expansion and storage class memory
Chris Petersen, CXL Consortium Director, CXL Consortium Memory Systems Working Group Chair and Hardware Systems Technologist, Facebook
Prakash Chauhan, CXL Consortium Director and Systems Architect, Google
For additional information on CXL, check out our Resource Library:
White paper: Introduction to Compute Express Link
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