Astera Labs Takes CXL from Promise to Reality with Real Silicon on Customer Platforms at OCP Global Summit 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Astera Labs, a pioneer in purpose-built connectivity solutions for intelligent and accelerated systems, today announced its showcase of Compute Express LinkTM (CXLTM) innovation at OCP Global Summit in Booth B11. Astera Labs will demonstrate how data center operators can improve performance and reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) with its CXL, PCIe® 5.0, and Ethernet Connectivity solutions.

“Astera Labs has officially moved CXL beyond promise to reality with real silicon running real workloads on real customer platforms that are ready for real-world deployment,” said Sanjay Gajendra, CBO, Astera Labs. “We are excited to join OCP Global Summit with our partners as we innovate together to display the performance capabilities of our Leo Memory Connectivity Platform and Aries Smart Retimers that are solving memory and data connectivity bottlenecks in the data center today.”

Astera Labs’ Leo Memory Connectivity Platform for CXL 1.1 and 2.0 is in pre-production sampling with strategic partners and customers and it is ready for deployment in cloud servers. Aries PCIe 5.0/CXL Smart Retimers are the industry’s most broadly deployed retimers and they have passed rigorous interoperability testing with all major PCIe endpoints, allowing customers to reduce development time and effort.

See CXL in action – Demonstration of Astera Labs’ Leo Memory Connectivity Platform running real workloads, ready for real-world deployment.

  • See the industry’s first CXL memory pooling solution to reduce memory stranding, optimize memory utilization and reduce TCO for cloud servers. This demo will show how memory pooling can be deployed today with Leo and CXL 1.1-capable 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® processors.
  • Learn how Leo overcomes processor memory bottlenecks and capacity limitations to increase performance and reduce TCO for applications ranging from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to in-memory databases in this CXL memory expansion demo.

See Aries Smart Retimers in action to extend reach and enable complex system topologies.

  • Discover how Aries Smart Retimers enable longer PCIe 5.0 and CXL signal reach, enabling its ecosystem partners to unlock the potential of heterogeneous infrastructure. The retimers support out-of-box connectivity for AI workloads with advanced diagnostics features and easy-to-use SDKs.
  • See the Cloud-Scale Interop Zone that showcases Aries Smart Retimers interoperability with all major PCIe root complexes and endpoints.

See the latest Taurus Smart Cable Modules™ in action for 800G/400G/200G solutions.

  • Learn how the latest Taurus Smart Cable Module portfolio enables cost-effective solutions for Ethernet rack connectivity. Overcome reach, signal integrity and bandwidth utilization issues for 800G/400G/200G switch-to-switch and switch-to-server applications, all with the Astera Labs built-in advanced fleet management and deep diagnostic capabilities.

Hear from Astera Labs’ CXL memory connectivity experts.

  • Join the Expo Hall Talk on October 19 at 3pm for “Compute Express Link: From Promise to #RealUseCases” with Ahmad Danesh, Senior Director, Product Management, Astera Labs.
  • Join the CXL Forum on October 20 at 8:40am for “Memory Pooling and Emerging Architectures for Efficient Memory Utilization using CXL 2.0/3.0” with Ahmad Danesh, Astera Labs, Dan Ernst, Microsoft, and Siamak Tavallaei, Google.

Meet with Astera Labs
To schedule a meeting with Astera Labs memory and data connectivity experts at OCP Global Summit, taking place October 18-29 at the San Jose Convention Center, email [email protected].


About Astera Labs

Astera Labs is a global leader in purpose-built connectivity solutions that unlock the full potential of AI and cloud infrastructure. Our Intelligent Connectivity Platform integrates PCIe®, CXL®, and Ethernet semiconductor-based solutions and the COSMOS software suite of system management and optimization tools to deliver a software-defined architecture that is both scalable and customizable. Inspired by trusted relationships with hyperscalers and the data center ecosystem, we are an innovation leader delivering products that are flexible and interoperable. Discover how we are transforming modern data-driven applications at

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