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AMD has come forward to bring GPU and CPU interconnection closer for better AI and cloud services. According to recent reports, AMD has decided to join Microsoft, Google, Intel and Arm in the Compute Express Link (CXL) consortium. The group aims to revolutionize the way the CPU communicates with the device and the memory.

CLX relies heavily on the upcoming PCIe 5.0 standard, building upon this to open the door to faster computation, deep learning, AI, cloud computing, The interconnect will connect CPUs, accelerators, and memory with lower latency and higher throughput than is currently possible. The essential benefit here is reducing the performance overhead when devices cross-communication.

“Since 2016 AMD has played a leadership role in driving three other new buses/interconnect standards, CCIX, OpenCAPI and Gen-Z,” Mark Papermaster, CTO of AMD, says in a blog post. “Like CXL, these three efforts are driven by the need to create tighter coupling and coherency between processors and accelerators and better exploit new and emerging memory/storage technologies in open, standards-based
solutions.

AMD has realized that all the companies are trying to solve the same problem, so it is wise for them to link arms with a faster solution. And it is easy for AMD because the company has always been an advocate for open standards.

CLX relies heavily on the upcoming PCIe 5.0 standard, building upon this to open the door to faster computation, deep learning, AI, cloud computing, The interconnect will connect CPUs, accelerators, and memory with lower latency and higher throughput than is currently possible. The essential benefit here is reducing the performance overhead when devices cross-
communicate.

In the early months of 2019, on the basis of PCLe 5.0 CXL Specification 1.0 was introduced as the future standard cache. The interconnect seeks to create easily scalable features like high performance and low power technology. The technology also aims to improve the memory protocol, the I/O protocol, and
the coherency interface. A few months later the group released the Specification version 1.1, but for now, only the members of the consortium are able to download the program.

There are a number of competing standards in this area, including CCIX, Gen-Z, and CXL, although unifying around a universal open standard would appear to be the sensible choice. All the big boys have collaborated around CXL so it’s on track to become the dominant standard.

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