Friday, June 10th 2011

Samsung Mass-Producing 30nm-class, 32-Gigabyte Memory Modules for Green IT Systems

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it is the first in the industry to start mass producing 32 gigabyte (GB) memory modules, essential for cloud computing and advanced server systems, using 30 nanometer (nm) class* four gigabit (Gb) DDR3 DRAM chips.

“With this module, Samsung has secured the highest level of product and solution competitiveness in the DRAM market for PC, server and mobile applications,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. “We also plan to ship more energy-efficient 4Gb DDR3 DRAM based on 20nm-class* process technology in the second half of this year, which will significantly expand the rapidly growing market for green IT memory solutions. Moreover, we intend to keep delivering the greenest memory products with optimal performance for customers,” he added.

Samsung’s 30nm-class 4Gb DDR3 chip offers an approximate 50 percent increase in productivity over a 40nm-class 4Gb DDR3, and as a result is expected to achieve rapid market penetration.

Samsung started producing monolithic 4Gb DDR3 DRAM devices based on 30nm-class technology in February, which is only one year after it started producing 40nm-class 4Gb DDR3 DRAM devices. Just two months later, it began to provide 16GB modules to a number of server system manufacturers.

With its new 32GB registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) and an 8GB small outline dual in-line memory module (SO-DIMM) added this month, Samsung has completed a full product line-up of 30nm-class 4Gb green DDR3-based solutions.

In addition, by offering its new DDR3 modules shortly after providing 30nm-class 4Gb LPDDR2 DRAM, Samsung is now supporting the needs of the entire marketplace for 30nm-class DRAM solutions from mobile devices to enterprise server systems.

Samsung’s new 1.35-volt 32GB RDIMM performs at up to 1,866 megabits per second (Mbps), achieving a 40 percent improvement over a 1,333 Mbps, 40nm-class 32GB RDIMM operating at 1.5 volts, therein consuming 18 percent less power. The 40nm-class 32GB RDIMM was bestowed an Eco-Design Award at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 Innovation Awards. Also, the new 8GB SO-DIMM version processes data at up to 2,133 Mbps when operating at 1.5 volts.

Samsung expects to have more than 10 percent of its total DRAM chip production in 2012 at the 4Gb (or higher) density.

According to IHS, shipments of 4Gb DRAM are expected to account for approximately 10 percent of total DRAM shipments in 2012, 35 percent in 2013 and up to 57 percent in 2014.

Meanwhile, Samsung plans to keep raising awareness of its green memory initiatives and its ‘Creating Shared Value’ (CSV) approach toward the global IT industry, as it seeks greater collaboration on energy-efficiency with CIOs of global companies.

For more information about Samsung Green memory, visit Samsung.com/GreenMemory.
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12 Comments on Samsung Mass-Producing 30nm-class, 32-Gigabyte Memory Modules for Green IT Systems

#1
Wile E
Power User
I'll take 6.
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#2
hellrazor
That shit'll probably cost you like $2k a piece, if not some larger completely insane price.
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#3
HalfAHertz
WTH? :O

Did they mean to write 32GiB = 4GB or did they really manage to cram 32GB on a single stick :O
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#4
MrAlex
A 16GB module costs ~$550, I'd expect these to possibly go for around ~$1200.
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#5
Dr. Nick
by: HalfAHertz
WTH? :O

Did they mean to write 32GiB = 4GB or did they really manage to cram 32GB on a single stick :O
32Gb = 4GB
32GiB = 31.25GB
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#6
MikeX
Consumer Chipset never support memory above 4GB per DiMM. This has to change. we need Non-ecc 8GB ones !
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#7
Jizzler
Sweet. Time to max out a 64-slot 8-way Xeon box (and Server 2008 R2) with 2TB of RAM!
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#8
Thatguy
by: Jizzler
Sweet. Time to max out a 64-slot 8-way Xeon box (and Server 2008 R2) with 2TB of RAM!
Get a fast enough hard drive and you could cash a whole disk or a sizeable portion to the ram, that would give a huge increase in system responsiveness.
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zomg
by: MikeX
Consumer Chipset never support memory above 4GB per DiMM. This has to change. we need Non-ecc 8GB ones !
wrong, 8 gb SODIMM already exist and officially supported by consumer motherboards
ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe and ZOTAC Z68ITX-B-E support 8gb SODIMM (and have 2 slots)

non-ecc 8gb DIMM sticks do not exists, but manufacturers say they are already supported by latest generetaion INTEL and AMD platforms (sandy bridge and amd chipsets)
ASUS P8H67-I, ECS H67H2-I, ZOTAC H67ITX-A-E, INTEL DH67CF, INTEL DH67CF
ASROCK E350M1

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67/#specifications
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* According to Intel® SPEC, the Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.

http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/db-DP67BG/DP67BG-overview.htm
Four 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
Support for up to 32 GBΨ of system memory
Support for DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz DIMMs

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3800#sp
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/890FXA-GD65.html#?div=Detail
Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 32GB Max
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#10
MikeX
no 8 GB SODIMM did not exist. (8x1 GB didn't exist). SODIMM is notebook memory, there is no way SODIMM get 8GB sooner than desktops. :roll:
Anything 8GB are above are ECC memory for server boards. Only some AMD board support ECC.
All i5 i7 memory controller known to man today does not support ECC memory.
These only support 8x1GB Dimms non-ecc that did not exist in consumer market.
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#11
Jizzler
by: Thatguy
Get a fast enough hard drive and you could cash a whole disk or a sizeable portion to the ram, that would give a huge increase in system responsiveness.
Well, on the board I was thinking of there would still be two x16(x8) slots open for PCIe SSDs such as the OCZ P88 1TB after four video cards are installed. Two of them would yield read/write speeds over 2GB/s.



But if you can live with a pair of 590's or 6990's - that leaves open two x16(x16) slots for Fusion-IO Octals. Now we're talking read and write of 12GB/s and 9GB/s. A bit more respectable for a 1TB+ RAM drive... though we might be toeing the line in terms of overkill.
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#12
MikeX
Maybe I was wrong about zomg's post.

I went to samsung's website to look at their DDR3 module line up.
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/Greenmemory/Products/DDR3/DDR3_Lineup.html

There is actually an 8GB SODIMM module :pimp:
You can google part number: M471B1G73AH0
Right now I can find one for $412.68

All other 8GB DIMMs on the line up came up as ECC memory when I google the part numbers.
Well. Here is 8GB SODIMM ! :pimp:

@Jizzler
Fusion-IO Octals might have to break a bank to get one or two. Plus virtual memory on SSD reduce it's life time.
I'd favour Gigabyte I-Ram RAMDISK more (although its only Sata1)
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