Thursday, March 19th 2009

Samsung First to Ship Advanced 16-gigabyte DDR3 Modules

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has just made the initial shipment of the world’s first and smallest high-density memory modules based on 2-gigabit (Gb), 50 nanometer (nm)-class DDR3.
Samsung is shipping 18 configurations of its high-density, high-performance DDR3-based modules, which are designed for servers. They include a 16-gigabyte (GB) registered inline memory module (RIMM) and an 8 GB RDIMM (registered dual inline memory module). Last September, a 50 nm-class 2 Gb DDR3 was introduced for PC applications.

The 16 GB high density module operates at 1066 Megabits per second (Mbps), which allows 192 GB of total memory density for a 2-socket CPU server system. Samsung also is the first to offer 16 GB RDIMMs operating at 1.35 volts, providing around 20 percent savings in power consumption over 1.5 V DDR3 solutions.

In addition, the 16 GB RDIMM features a dual-die package configuration, which is more efficient in cost and performance over the widely discussed quad-die configuration.

The 2 Gb DDR3 consumes at least 40 percent less power than 1 Gb configurations, supporting strong industry demand for lower power consumption, which is particularly important with server systems, as well as the new generation of notebooks.

According to market research firm IDC, the global DDR3 market is expected to reach 29 percent of the total DRAM market in 2009 and increase to 75 percent in 2011 (estimated in 1 Gb equivalent units). Also, 2 Gb DDR3 devices are forecast to take 3 percent of the total DDR3 market in 2009, with their share growing to 33 percent in 2011.Source: Samsung
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11 Comments on Samsung First to Ship Advanced 16-gigabyte DDR3 Modules

#1
Katanai
512GB of memory per sever?

Nice...
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#2
WhiteLotus
What kind of servers can use 512GB of memory... just asking.
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#3
ShadowFold
My computer could use 512GB of ram :D
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#4
DanTheBanjoman
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by: WhiteLotus
What kind of servers can use 512GB of memory... just asking.
Big ones. First I thought Beckton, a lot of memory > many virtual servers. Though Beckton uses FB-DIMMs. So you're stuck with Gainestown and the same idea.

And massive databases of course, they like memory as well.
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#5
h3llb3nd4
I would like to have that much ram... but x86 won't register all, and x64 won't even use 1% of 512gb :(
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#6
crtecha
:roll: honestly thats just ridiculous to have that much ram.
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#7
department76
by: h3llb3nd4
x86 won't register all, and x64 won't even use 1% of 512gb :(
1% of 512GB is 5.12GB....

ya i don't follow what you're saying.
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#8
h3llb3nd4
LOL I don't know what your trying to tell me either...
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#9
Jizzler
He's saying check your math ;)

1% of 512GB is easily handled by an x64 OS. In fact, even Vista Home Basic supports 8GB.

Anyhoo, who brought up 512GB? 12 slots x 16GB = 192GB, like the press release mentions. Still a fairly nice amount. With a couple Xeon W5580's you could probably replace an entire rack of old servers with one box.
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#10
h3llb3nd4
ohh... but what I meant was that the os wont use 5gigs of ram for normal use...
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#11
Haytch
I think 16Gb x 4 slots = 64Gb would be best suited for my everyday use at this point of time.

The days where files were always under 5Gb are over.

I dont bother watching a movie in less then the best quality since i can help it, and playing ripped versions of games only results in mental rips.

I cant wait till they start making Bluray qualty games for PC, then we can finally see some PC use, not just GPU, or CPU, or 1 core from the cpu and half the gpu etc etc
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