Microsoft's first generation memory pooling with CXL can significantly reduce the amount of DRAM needed for servers. Up to 25% of DRAM is stranded, and 50% of VMs never touch 50% of their memory. Reducing overprovisioning and underutilization with CXL pooled memory "represents hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings for a large cloud provider."
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That's really cool tech, thanks for highlighting! 💚 🥃
Thank you for the post. It seems that going forward public cloud is going to win on differentiated hardware compared to private cloud. Their scale not only brings basic cost advantage but also supports optimization for niche workloads.