Intel announced this week it has begun shipping its 10nm Agilex FPGAs to early-access customers, including Microsoft, featuring the Compute Express Link (CXL), a cache and memory coherent CPUs-to-anything interconnect that has an industry consortium of more than 60 members. The company first announced the chips in April.
The Agilex FPGA is the product of the Altera group, which Intel bought in 2015 for $16.7 billion. It sold FPGAs under the Stratix brand name, but this line is the first to come out under Intel ownership. CXL replaces OmniPath Connect, a fabric Intel developed but no one else supported. The company ended support for OmniPath earlier this month in favor of CXL, which has wide industry support.