Wednesday, August 9th
3:30-4:35 PM
SARC-203-1: CXL Memory Challenges (System Architectures Track)
Organizer: Jim Pappas, Director, Technology Initiatives, Intel

Paper Title: Introducing the CXL Computing Cell Architecture

Paper Abstract: The computing cell architecture is a novel computing platform based on the CXL industry standard. It supports multiple processors, including CPUs, GPUs, and AI processors, enabling them to share memory via CXL, resulting in composable and scalable memory. This architecture is designed to meet the demands of next-gen data-intensive applications such as AI/ML, by offering a memory-centric design that significantly reduces the memory bottlenecks that limit performance. Additionally, the computing cell can be shipped as a complete platform with pretested software frameworks and applications, making it easy for customers to deploy and use. The computing cell's modular design also enables customers to easily scale their computing resources as their needs change. Overall, the computing cell architecture represents a significant breakthrough in computing architecture, offering a powerful and flexible solution that can help customers meet the demanding requirements of modern data-intensive applications.

Paper Author: Charles Fan, Co-founder & CEO, MemVerge

Author Bio: Charles Fan is co-founder and CEO of MemVerge. Prior to MemVerge, Charles was the CTO of Cheetah Mobile leading its global technology teams, and an SVP/GM at VMware, founding the storage business unit that developed the Virtual SAN product. Charles also worked at EMC and was the founder of the EMC China R&D Center. Charles joined EMC via the acquisition of Rainfinity, where he was a co-founder and CTO. Charles received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union.