Compute Express Link
Over four years ago, Intel started to develop what is now known as Compute Express Link (CXL), an interface to coherently connect CPUs to all types of other compute resources. Over time, Intel collaborated with other industry behemoths, and early this year nine companies organized the CXL Consortium to jointly develop the technology as a new open standard. Over the past few months, dozens of additional companies have joined the consortium, and now the consortium itself has been formally incorporated this week, marking a major step in the development of CXL as an industry standard. While incorporation itself doesn't change matters for CXL from a technical perspective, incorporating a group like the CXL Consortium is a fairly big deal, because this typically only happens with...
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