May 15 - Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are accelerating the development of next-generation semiconductor technologies in response to the demand for applications such as ChatGPT in the era of artificial intelligence (AI).
As previously reported, Samsung Electronics has developed the industry's first 128GB CXL D-RAM with Compute Express Link (CXL) 2.0 support, while SK Hynix also developed its first CXL memory sample last August and unveiled its Compute Memory Solutions platform in October of the same year, which is capable of integrating machine learning and computing functions into it. CXL is a next-generation interface for
CXL is a next-generation interface for more efficient use of gas pedals, D-RAM, and storage devices connected to a central processing unit or other CPU, and is widely used in high-performance server systems. It features multiple interfaces integrated together, enabling direct communication and shared memory between devices.
This new product allows server platforms to combine multiple CXL memories into one memory pool, and multiple hosts can share the memory of each pool as needed, allowing CXL memory to be fully utilized and avoiding areas of inactivity, resulting in more efficient memory utilization.
Despite the recent explosion of data in the metaverse, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data services, the existing DDR interface places a limit on the amount of DRAM that can be installed in a system, so the continued demand for next-generation memory solutions such as CXL DRAM can remedy this.