RESEARCH PAPER: CXL: Enabling A Heterogenous, Composable, Next-Generation Data Center

By Patrick Moorhead - August 31, 2022

Data has become one of the most valuable and, at the same time, abundant resources in the world. More data has been created in the past three years than in the past two decades, and the biggest challenge has been to process this data into insight.

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Table Of Contents

  • Summary
  • What Is CXL?
  • CXL vs PCIe
  • Demystifying The Different CXL Specifications
  • CXL Is An Open, Industry Standards
  • Wrapping Up
  • Table 1: CXL Configurations
  • Table 2: CXL Standards And Release Dates
  • Figure 1: CXL 3.0 Multi-Level Switching Configurations
  • Figure 2: Memory And Storage Heirachy
  • Figure 3: CXL Consortium Board Of Directors

Companies Cited

  • AWS
  • Google
  • Micron
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.