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The CXL Consortium™ Primed to Make a Big Impact at 2020 Industry Events

By Scott Knowlton


This March marks the first anniversary of the public debut for the CXL Consortium™– launched to advance the Compute Express Link™ (CXL) standard. This new high-speed CPU-to-Device and CPU-to-Memory interconnect accelerates next-generation data center performance. Since the release of the CXL 1.1 specification, we have been making headline news in several prominent publications such as Forbes, AnandTech, SDxCentral, VentureBeat, and more.


Participating and speaking at industry events is important for the Consortium as we continue to grow and develop this industry open standard interface for high-speed communications. It also provides a platform to share CXL technologies and liaise with the greater community to explore strategic partnerships.


Upcoming CXL Consortium Events in 2020

Below is a list of confirmed CXL Consortium events and speaking opportunities we will attend in 2020.


We hope to see you there!








Event Name OCP Summit

Presentation “Next-Gen Accelerator, NIC and Compute Using CXL”

Speakers Siamak Tavallaei, CXL Consortium Technical Task Force Co-chair, Principal Architect, Microsoft Azure, and Glenn Ward, CXL Consortium Marketing Work Group Co-chair, Senior Director of Technology Development, Microsoft Azure

Date and time Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Location San Jose Convention Center, LL20D







Event Name OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop

Presentation “An Update on CXL Specification Advancements”

Speakers Jim Pappas, CXL Consortium Chairman, Director of Technology Initiatives, Intel Corporation

Date and time March 17 – 19, 2020

Location The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio







Event Name UEFI Plugfest

Presentation “CXL and UEFI”

Speakers Mahesh Natu, CXL Consortium Technical Task Force, Platform Software Architect – Datacenter Group, Intel, and Samer El-Haj- Mahmoud, CXL Consortium Technical Task Force, Principal System Architect, Arm

Date and time March 30 – April 3, 2020

Location Embassy Suites by Hilton Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Oregon



Looking for the latest information on CXL? Be sure to check out our online CXL Resource Library frequently as new CXL educational materials are posted often.


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