Compute Express Link (CXL) will enable memory expansion and pooling. Memory pooling with CXL 2.0 allows for the tailored matching of workloads to the available memory in the pool leading to improved performance, higher memory use efficiency, and improved utilization and TCO. This future technology will help revolutionize the future of data center architectures.
In a report titled “Rambus buys into CXL interconnect ecosystem with two new deals” (June 2021), John Abbott, principal research analyst at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence outlines Rambus’ recently announced acquisitions of AnalogX and PLDA.
He notes, “The additions of PLDA and AnalogX will speed up Rambus’ initiative to enable memory expansion and pooling in disaggregated infrastructure through the emerging Compute Express Link (CXL) interconnect ecosystem. CXL 2.0 is a PCIe-based technology intended to make it easier to connect CPUs with memory and specialist accelerators, and to separate memory from physical servers to improve memory bandwidth, capacity and efficiency.”
Read the report here.
Rambus CXL Memory Interconnect Initiative
CXL White Paper: “Enabling a New Era of Data Center Architecture”
Press Release: “Rambus Advances New Era of Data Center Architecture with CXL™ Memory Interconnect Initiative”