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The History and Future of CXL with Jim Pappas | Utilizing Tech 4×20

Perhaps no one can tell the story of Compute Express Link (CXL) better than Jim Pappas, who was involved in the development of nearly every related technology, from PCI to UCIe. This episode wraps up the season of Utilizing Tech with Stephen Foskett and Craig Rodgers discussing the evolution of CXL with Jim Pappas, Director of Technology Initiatives at Intel and Chairman of the CXL Consortium. No matter how good the technology is, it needs widespread industry support, backwards and forwards compatibility, and open cooperation, and that’s what made technologies like PCI, PCI Express, USB, and now CXL successful.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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