Crazy CXL Names

By: anon2 (, May 31, 2022 4:32 am
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Peter Lewis ( on May 31, 2022 3:36 am wrote:
> > I don't see how that addresses what I wrote. You just repeated yourself (which I agreed with).
> Sorry. I’m tired. I agree that the GPU accessing host memory coherently is something people want.
> People also want the host CPU to be able to access the GPU’s HBM coherently. And people want the host
> CPU to be able to access PCIe-attached DRAM coherently. I thought these are the main selling points of
> CXL.

In my opinion it will be tiered memory devices the main thing and easier to implement for host and device. Which is why I was surprised Intel came out with CXL.cache but not CXL.mem.

Maybe they think they have some killer application with FPGA, I don't know. It didn't seem to help POWER9 + NVIDIA GPU very much but I don't know much about GPU concerns to know why. I have heard claims about it being more useful with much higher bandwidth between CPU and GPU and high bandwidth system memory, but I don't know if that is just more of the same kind of handwaving that also assured us it would be a great idea with POWER9 and V100 class machines, or if it will actually be useful.

> Since Sapphire Rapids does not support these things, I don’t understand why Intel is even bothering
> to say Sapphire Rapids supports CXL. Intel is just going to disappoint people once people understand what
> Sapphire Rapids can actually do. No one will write two versions of their GPU software, one for processors
> that only support CXL.cache and another for processors that support both CXL.cache and CXL.mem.

I don't think it really will disappoint people who don't know what these things are, they'll plug in their GPU and it will work in a non-coherent mode with performance matching the review sites that tested the combination.
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