Wednesday, August 20th 2008

Hynix Demonstrates World's First 16GB DDR3 2-Rank R-DIMM Memory at IDF

Among the other hardware demonstrated at IDF, Hynix Semiconductor also made a shocking release of what's believed to be the world's first 16GB 2-Rank R-DIMM. Using MetaRAM's new DDR3 technology, Hynix’s new 16GB (HMT32GR7AER4C-GD) and 8GB (HMT31GR7AER4C-GC) 2-rank DIMMs can triple DDR3 memory capacity in today's servers and workstations. DDR3 MetaRAM is similar to the previous generation of DDR2 technology that enables significantly more memory in a server. An added benefit of the DDR3 MetaRAM technology is that enables larger memory capacity without negatively impacting the operating frequency of the DDR3 memory channel. It is the only technology that has been demonstrated to run 24GB of DDR3 SDRAM in a channel at 1066 million transactions per-second (MT/s). Using 3 of 16GB DIMM, users can achieve 48GB per channel running at 1066 MT/s, while other competing solutions max out at 16GB per channel at 1066MT/s. Later on during the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco Intel will demonstrate a server with 160GB (10 slots) of Hynix's DDR3 R-DIMMs.

Source: Hynix
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14 Comments on Hynix Demonstrates World's First 16GB DDR3 2-Rank R-DIMM Memory at IDF

#1
tigger
I'm the only one
Wow,boy is that going to block airflow to the cpu cooler,it would in my system anyway,if i could use ddr3.

Are they dual sided too?
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#3
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Server use is the only practical deployment for something that size.. In a regular PC "normal sized" 8GB sticks will be more than enough.. in a DC kit thats still 16GB memory, which is more than enough.
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#4
PP Mguire
I would love to have 64gb of DDR3 whether i use it or not
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chunky! :D

Practical only in servers like has been said.
#7
snuif09
bit of a n00b question but if you never ask you never learn :P

Why do servers always use more then 8gb?
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#9
candle_86
Ill take 4 please, that way i dont have to worry about running out of ram for 10 years
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#12
KieranD
no more page file on the hard drive! plus you practically be able to run some programs permanently like have a file sharing program on permanently or 2 os simultaneously
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Darkrealms
by: snuif09
bit of a n00b question but if you never ask you never learn :P

Why do servers always use more then 8gb?
There are a lot of reasons. Server programs are often very large and often not running alone. Also with some VMware (Virtual Machine) you can run more than one "server" on a server hardware. You have to remember that theres all kinds of virus software, server management software, etc, to go along with the primary useage of the server (whatever database or program it is running).
I'm sure there will be more intuitive answers after this as well as some people making corrections to mine ; P

Oh on topic, lol.
I'll take some of that for my Oracle database server : )
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