Intel joins with tech giants to create new CXL standard to eliminate bottlenecks and breathe new life into AI.
There is sort of a bottleneck between CPUs and purpose-built accelerator chips in data centres. That means that rapidly growing data workloads, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, are having a hard time developing and growing at maximum pace.
Today, a group of tech giants joined forces to create a new standard with the goal of eliminating these bottlenecks and breathing new wind into AI’s sails.
Called Compute Express Link (CXL), the standard will provide an ultra-fast interconnect between data centre CPUs and accelerator chips.
The consortium includes Intel, Microsoft, Alibaba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Huawei.
Source : Intel