Samsung unveils open source SDK for CXL memory


This photo, provided by Samsung Electronics Co. on May 11, 2021, shows the company’s Double Data Rate 5 (DDR5) DRAM memory module supporting the Compute Express Link (CXL) interconnect standard.

SEOUL, Oct 7 (Korea Bizwire)Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday unveiled an open-source software development kit to extend the Compute Express Link (CXL) memory ecosystem.

CXL is an open industry standard interconnect based on the PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 interface that enables high speed, low latency communication between the host processor and peripherals, such as accelerators, buffers, and devices. intelligent input / output devices.

Unlike conventional DDR-based memory, which has limited memory channels, the CXL-based DRAM module can expand its memory capacity to the terabyte level while reducing system latency.

In May, Samsung unveiled the industry’s first Double Data Rate 5 (DDR5) DRAM memory module that supports advanced CXL interface.

To extend the CXL ecosystem, Samsung said it developed the Scalable Memory Development Kit (SMDK), which allows programmers to easily test and adjust system settings during software development.

Samsung said it plans to verify SMDK in various applicable environments, including cloud and artificial intelligence, with major customers and make the kit available to all developers by the first half of 2022.




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