SNIA and CXL™ Consortium Form Strategic Alliance
Updated: Apr 13, 2021
By Kurt Lender, CXL™ Consortium MWG Co-Chair and Senior Ecosystem Enabling Manager, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
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.
SNIA is a non-profit organization comprised of member companies. A globally recognized and trusted authority, SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry in developing and promoting vendor-neutral architectures, standards and educational services that facilitate the efficient management, movement and security of information.
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. Together the organizations will work to:
Coordinate across both organizations in various working groups
Ensure that SNIA and CXL standards are coordinated and aligned
Cross-promote SNIA, CXL and industry conferences, events, and social media
Promote SNIA and CXL joint technology definition and usage to member companies
CXL Consortium members presented at SNIA’s recent Storage Developer Conference on the benefits of CXL Technology. I encourage you to check out their presentations to learn more:
Understanding Compute Express Link™: A Cache-coherent Interconnect by Debendra Das Sharma, CXL Technical Specification Group Co-chair and Intel Fellow, Director of Technology and Standards Group
CXL 1.1. Protocol Extensions: Review of the Cache and Memory Protocols in CXL by Rob Blankenship, Principal Engineer, Intel
Interested in joining the CXL Consortium? The CXL Consortium offers two membership levels, Contributor or Adopter. You can learn more about the benefits of becoming a member here or email email@example.com for more information.