Thursday, September 15th 2011

Samsung Develops 1.25V Green DDR3 Modules for Ultra Low-Power Servers

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has developed double data rate-3 (DDR3) registered dual inline memory modules (RDIMMs) designed for use in low-power enterprise server systems at a 1.25 voltage.

Utilizing four gigabit (Gb) DDR3 components based on 30 nanometer (nm) class process technology, Samsung’s new DDR3 modules deliver greener memory solutions for servers than conventional 1.5 volts alternatives or the previous leading-edge 1.35V version, while providing higher performance.

“Our 1.25V RDIMM will add to an extremely robust memory portfolio for advanced enterprise server systems that are demanding higher energy efficiency from key components,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “We are contributing to a greener IT environment through the introduction of more innovative memory designs, while enhancing shared value throughout the server segment.”

In case of a 1.25V 16GB RDIMM, the module consumes only 3.7 watts (W) per hour, while operating at a bandwidth of up to 1.333Mbps. This is an approximate 15 percent power savings compared to a 1.35V 16GB RDIMM using 30nm-class 4Gb DDR3 chips, (which has been the module with the lowest power consumption at the same density until now), and an approximate 60 percent savings compared to a 1.35V 16GB RDIMM using 40nm-class 2Gb DDR3 chips.

Samsung plans to begin mass producing the modules in densities of four, eight and 16 gigabytes (GBs), after they are qualified with OEMs. Starting next year, the 1.25V RDIMMs are expected to elicit a high degree of interest in data centers and enterprise server systems, where there is the most concern for reducing energy costs and improving efficiency.

Underscoring its strong emphasis on green technology, Samsung will hold the Asia Pacific Datacenter Leadership Council in Singapore on September 16th where it will share insight into the development of more sustainable IT solutions with CIOs and IT managers of leading Asian companies. The new 1.25V DDR3 RDIMMs will be first publicly discussed at the Forum.
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9 Comments on Samsung Develops 1.25V Green DDR3 Modules for Ultra Low-Power Servers

#1
arterius2
BUT...YET... confused.. tell me why this is news??? I've been using the 8GB G.skill Sniper 1600mhz 1.25v memory kit for over a year... i know this isnt a ECC memory, but its the same shit.
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=390

G.skill had this tech for almost 2 years... so... why...????!?! huh?! sigh.. forget it.
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#2
AkumAone
Gay-skill does not have any technology beyond putting gey-skill stickers on finished products.
And non-ECC and ECC is not the same shit.
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repman244
by: arterius2
BUT...YET... confused.. tell me why this is news??? I've been using the 8GB G.skill Sniper 1600mhz 1.25v memory kit for over a year... i know this isnt a ECC memory, but its the same shit.
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=390

G.skill had this tech for almost 2 years... so... why...????!?! huh?! sigh.. forget it.
Keyword: Ultra Low-Power Servers
And I don't see you having a 16GB DIMM that only needs 1.25V
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#4
STCNE
by: AkumAone
Gay-skill does not have any technology beyond putting gey-skill stickers on finished products.
And non-ECC and ECC is not the same shit.
Like that's not what any of the other RAM companies do. With RAM its all in the support.
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
these are 16GB 1.25V modules, and people are wondering whats special about them?
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#6
arterius2
by: Mussels
these are 16GB 1.25V modules, and people are wondering whats special about them?
people need to learn to read an article.

"Samsung plans to begin mass producing the modules in densities of four, eight and 16 gigabytes (GBs)"

KEYWORD: UP TO 16GB, just like gtx 590 does not represent the entire 500series lineup.

memory density have nothing to do with power consumption, never has been. they can create 16GB memories, and still consume 1.5v of power. the point of the article is focused on the 1.25v power consumption. which is not news.
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: arterius2
people need to learn to read an article.

"Samsung plans to begin mass producing the modules in densities of four, eight and 16 gigabytes (GBs)"

KEYWORD: UP TO 16GB, just like gtx 590 does not represent the entire 500series lineup.

memory density have nothing to do with power consumption, never has been. they can create 16GB memories, and still consume 1.5v of power. the point of the article is focused on the 1.25v power consumption. which is not news.
They didn't say it was new. But a 16GB 1.25V stick is.
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: Frick
They didn't say it was new. But a 16GB 1.25V stick is.
i dont get how people are missing the point so badly O.o
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#9
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Mussels, I think some of the low level posters that I have just read from here and other threads giving this "TOP KNOWLEDGE" posts are ridiculous!

PEOPLE READ THE OP! These are 16GB 1.25V sticks ECC for that matter. I know you can get lower voltage 2x2 sticks or maybe ever a 4gb stick or two, but 16GB ECC....
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