SK hynix Unveils CXL 2.0 Memory Expansion Solution

SK hynix has introduced the launch of its model new CXL 2.0 reminiscence enlargement options for next-gen servers, providing as much as 96 GB DDR5 DRAM in a PCIe Gen 5.0 interface “EDSFF” kind issue.

SK hynix’s CXL 2.0 Reminiscence Categorical Resolution Delivers 96 GB DDR5 DRAM Capacities In PCIe Gen 5.0 Compliant EDSFF Kind Issue

Press Launch: SK hynix Inc. (or “the corporate”,  has developed its first DDR5 DRAM-based CXL (Compute Categorical Hyperlink) reminiscence samples and strengthened its presence within the next-generation reminiscence options market. The shape issue of the pattern is EDSFF (Enterprise & Knowledge Heart Commonplace Kind Issue) E3.S and it helps PCIe 5.0 x8 Lane, makes use of DDR5 commonplace DRAM and is provided with CXL controllers.

  • SK hynix develops its first DDR5 DRAM-based CXL pattern
  • Expandable CXL reminiscence to safe the know-how accessibility by the event of devoted HMSDK
  • SK hynix to increase the CXL reminiscence ecosystem whereas strengthening its presence within the next-gen reminiscence options market

CXL1), which relies on PCIe (Peripheral Part Interconnect Categorical)2), is a brand new standardized interface that helps improve the effectivity of using CPUs, GPUs, accelerators, and reminiscence. SK hynix has participated within the CXL consortium from an early stage, and is seeking to safe CXL reminiscence market management.

Expandable CXL Reminiscence to Start Mass Manufacturing in 2023

The important level of the CXL reminiscence market is expandability. The CXL reminiscence permits for versatile reminiscence enlargement in comparison with the present server market, the place the reminiscence capability and efficiency are mounted as soon as the server platform is adopted. CXL additionally has excessive progress potential as it’s an interface spotlighted for high-performance computing programs similar to AI and large data-related purposes.

The primary CXL reminiscence gadget developed by SK hynix is a 96GB product composed of 24Gb DDR5 DRAMs based mostly on 1anm, which is the newest tech node. The corporate expects excessive buyer satisfaction with this product with a versatile configuration of bandwidth and capability expanded cost-efficiently.

“I see CXL as a brand new alternative to increase reminiscence and create a brand new market. We goal to mass-produce CXL reminiscence merchandise by 2023, and can proceed to develop cutting-edge DRAM applied sciences and superior packaging applied sciences to launch varied CXL-based bandwidth/capability expandable reminiscence answer merchandise.”

— mentioned Uksong Kang, Head of DRAM Product Planning explaining SK hynix’s CXL reminiscence deployment technique.

Numerous Collaboration Plans to Develop the CXL Reminiscence Ecosystem

“Dell has been on the forefront of growing the CXL and EDSFF ecosystems, driving know-how requirements by the CXL and SNIA consortiums, and dealing intently with our companions on CXL product necessities to fulfill future workload calls for. The SK hynix EDSFF E3.S kind issue CXL reminiscence module is an instance of the modern merchandise that prospects will be capable to deploy to fulfill their rising reminiscence wants,”

— mentioned Stuart Berke, Vice President and Fellow at Dell’s Infrastructure Options Group.

Dr. Debendra Das Sharma, Intel Senior Fellow and co-GM of Reminiscence and I/O Applied sciences at Intel added,

“CXL performs an important position in extending reminiscence for knowledge heart programs to evolve. We look ahead to constructing and increasing the CXL reminiscence ecosystem, in addition to rapidly growing know-how requirements by the CXL consortium, by collaborating with companions like SK hynix.”

“AMD is worked up in regards to the prospects of workload efficiency acceleration with reminiscence enlargement utilizing CXL know-how. We look ahead to collaborating with SK hynix on the event and validation of CXL because the trade shifts to a extra dynamic and versatile reminiscence infrastructure,”

— mentioned Raghu Nambiar, Company Vice President of Knowledge Heart Ecosystems and Options at AMD.

“CXL is a key know-how that can be crucial in optimizing reminiscence programs sooner or later, and we’re actively working with SK hynix in CXL reminiscence design and verification to advertise the fast growth of the CXL reminiscence ecosystem,”

— mentioned Christopher Cox, Vice President of Know-how at Montage Applied sciences.

Securing Know-how Accessibility by Creating HMSDK devoted to CXL Reminiscence

SK hynix additionally developed the Heterogeneous Reminiscence Software program Growth Package (HMSDK)3) completely for CXL reminiscence gadgets. The package will embrace options to enhance system efficiency and monitor the programs whereas operating varied workloads. The corporate plans to distribute it as an open supply within the fourth quarter of 2022. It’s anticipated that finish customers similar to software program builders will be capable to make the most of SK hynix’s CXL reminiscence extra successfully.

The corporate ready a separate pattern for analysis to assist prospects consider it with ease. As there may be at the moment no server that helps EDSFF E3.S x8 Lane, SK hynix changed the devoted samples’ EDSFF pins with PCIe to assist prospects putting in the samples to present PCIe slots.

SK hynix is planning to exhibit the product in upcoming occasions, starting with Flash Reminiscence Summit in early August, Intel Innovation on the finish of September, and Open Compute Mission (OCP) International Summit in October, whereas scheduling to reveal a demo with HMSDK as properly. The corporate will actively deploy CXL memory-related enterprise to supply prospects with the reminiscence merchandise they want in a well timed method.