In addition to essentially forming an end-around to the capacity limits imposed by memory channels, Samsung’s CXL-enabled modules also dramatically reduce system latency caused by memory caching, and increase bandwidth to several terabytes per second..
“CXL DRAM will become a critical turning point for future computing structures by substantially advancing artificial intelligence (AI) and big data services, as we aggressively expand its usage in next-generation memory architectures including software-defined memory (SDM),” said Cheolmin Park, Vice President of Memory Global Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics, and Director of the CXL Consortium.
The upgraded 512GB CXL module will be the first memory device to support PCIe 5 and come in an EDSFF (E3.2) form factor. In addition, Samsung says it is getting ready to unveil an updated version of its open source Scalable Memory Development Kit (SMDK). Samsung describes it as a comprehensive toolkit that allows the CXL memory expander to work seamlessly in heterogeneous memory systems.