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” type issue.

SK hynix’s CXL 2.0 Memory Express Solution Delivers 96 GB DDR5 DRAM Capacities In PCIe Gen 5.0 Compliant EDSFF Form Factor

Press Release: SK hynix Inc. (or “the company”,  has developed its first DDR5 DRAM-based CXL (Compute Express Link) reminiscence samples and strengthened its presence within the next-generation reminiscence options market. The type issue of the pattern is EDSFF (Enterprise & Data Center Standard Form Factor) 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 is predicated on PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express)2), is a brand new standardized interface that helps enhance 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 Memory to Begin Mass Production 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, where the reminiscence capability and efficiency are mounted as soon as the server platform is adopted. CXL additionally has excessive development potential as it’s an interface spotlighted for high-performance computing techniques comparable to AI and massive data-related functions.

SK hynix Unveils CXL 2.0 Memory Expansion Solution - 96 GB DDR5 DRAM, PCIe Gen 5.0 Interface, EDSFF Form Factor 2

The first CXL reminiscence system developed by SK hynix is a 96GB product composed of 24Gb DDR5 DRAMs primarily based on 1anm, which is the most recent tech node. The firm expects excessive buyer satisfaction with this product with a versatile configuration of bandwidth and capability expanded cost-efficiently.

“I see CXL as a new opportunity to expand memory and create a new market. We aim to mass-produce CXL memory products by 2023, and will continue to develop cutting-edge DRAM technologies and advanced packaging technologies to launch various CXL-based bandwidth/capacity expandable memory solution products.”

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

Various Collaboration Plans to Expand the CXL Memory Ecosystem

“Dell has been at the forefront of developing the CXL and EDSFF ecosystems, driving technology standards through the CXL and SNIA consortiums, and working closely with our partners on CXL product requirements to meet future workload demands. The SK hynix EDSFF E3.S form factor CXL memory module is an example of the innovative products that customers will be able to deploy to meet their growing memory needs,”

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

SK hynix Unveils CXL 2.0 Memory Expansion Solution - 96 GB DDR5 DRAM, PCIe Gen 5.0 Interface, EDSFF Form Factor 3

Dr. Debendra Das Sharma, Intel Senior Fellow and co-GM of Memory and I/O Technologies at Intel added,

“CXL plays an essential role in extending memory for data center systems to evolve. We look forward to building and expanding the CXL memory ecosystem, as well as quickly developing technology standards through the CXL consortium, by collaborating with partners like SK hynix.”

“AMD is excited about the possibilities of workload performance acceleration with memory expansion using CXL technology. We look forward to collaborating with SK hynix on the development and validation of CXL as the industry shifts to a more dynamic and flexible memory infrastructure,”

— mentioned Raghu Nambiar, Corporate Vice President of Data Center Ecosystems and Solutions at AMD.

“CXL is a key technology that will be critical in optimizing memory systems in the future, and we are actively working with SK hynix in CXL memory design and verification to promote the rapid development of the CXL memory ecosystem,”

— mentioned Christopher Cox, Vice President of Technology at Montage Technologies.

Securing Technology Accessibility by Developing HMSDK devoted to CXL Memory

SK hynix additionally developed the Heterogeneous Memory Software Development Kit (HMSDK)3) solely for CXL reminiscence units. The package will embody options to enhance system efficiency and monitor the techniques whereas working varied workloads. The firm plans to distribute it as an open source within the fourth quarter of 2022. It is anticipated that finish customers comparable to software program builders will have the ability to make the most of SK hynix’s CXL reminiscence extra successfully.

SK hynix Unveils CXL 2.0 Memory Expansion Solution - 96 GB DDR5 DRAM, PCIe Gen 5.0 Interface, EDSFF Form Factor 4

The firm 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 current PCIe slots.

SK hynix is planning to exhibit the product in upcoming occasions, starting with Flash Memory Summit in early August, Intel Innovation on the finish of September, and Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit in October, whereas scheduling to show a demo with HMSDK as nicely. The firm will actively deploy CXL memory-related enterprise to offer prospects with the reminiscence merchandise they want in a well timed method.