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Samsung Doubles Memory Capacity Using 4Gb DDR3 Chips

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has made a significant advancement in the push for higher volume memory chips by developing the world's first four gigabit (Gb) DDR3 DRAM chip, using 50 nanometer (nm) process technology.

With more and more data centers seeking a reduction in the number of servers they use, the development of low-power 4Gb DDR3 has become critical in reducing data center costs, improving server time management and increasing overall efficiency.

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Sweet! Hopefully this will drop RAM prices even more!

It's sad to see the gap between "upper-class" RAM and "lower-class" RAM widen so much though...history repeats itself I guess, right? :p
 
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Yeah but it seems to be server-only so far. Now we need to see folks at Corsair, G-Skill, OCZ and whatnot doing the same thing.
 

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Wow, 24gb I7 setup shouldnt be out of ones reach soon.
 
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Wow, 24gb I7 setup shouldnt be out of ones reach soon.
I don't know why would you ever need that much RAM but alright >.>'
Though something like that will be useful when 128-bit processors are out in about a dozen of years from now xD
 

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I don't know why would you ever need that much RAM but alright >.>'
Though something like that will be useful when 128-bit processors are out in about a dozen of years from now xD
A 64-bit processor can theoretically address 16 exabytes of RAM (16,000,000 GB).

So by the time 64bit is obsolete, 4GB chips will not be really usefull :laugh:
 
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It doesnt say what is the price
Thats because they are probably asking for something around the price range of an entire gaming rig.

Eventually the price will drop. Untill then i will have to make do :|
 
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I don't know why would you ever need that much RAM but alright >.>'
Hosting virtual machines such as webapps (think about all the google toys), online browser games, webservers and databases, virtual clients. Pretty much all the stuff that servers are made for. Each instance of an app is allocated a block of physical memory, and shares processing time among the CPU cores. If you're handing out a 512mb block of memory to run a webapp smoothly, it can get eaten up very quickly among even 50 users accessing it (50x512mb = 20GB). Often times, less critical apps are allowed to lag behind in processing time allowing more users to access it. Memory can't be avoided though, and the minimum amount is required. Once you run of out allocated memory, things start to crash and users are denied access.
 
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'bout time! :)

This would even allow 24GB on the Blood Rage (3 slots).
 
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Hosting virtual machines such as webapps (think about all the google toys), online browser games, webservers and databases, virtual clients. Pretty much all the stuff that servers are made for. Each instance of an app is allocated a block of physical memory, and shares processing time among the CPU cores. If you're handing out a 512mb block of memory to run a webapp smoothly, it can get eaten up very quickly among even 50 users accessing it (50x512mb = 20GB). Often times, less critical apps are allowed to lag behind in processing time allowing more users to access it. Memory can't be avoided though, and the minimum amount is required. Once you run of out allocated memory, things start to crash and users are denied access.
Yup. With this release of new chips, my hopes are up that we'll see 2P Nehalem boards and servers in the near future.
 
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Yup. With this release of new chips, my hopes are up that we'll see 2P Nehalem boards and servers in the near future.
Xeons just got another die shrink I believe... Same socket and all.
 
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Hosting virtual machines such as webapps (think about all the google toys), online browser games, webservers and databases, virtual clients. Pretty much all the stuff that servers are made for. Each instance of an app is allocated a block of physical memory, and shares processing time among the CPU cores. If you're handing out a 512mb block of memory to run a webapp smoothly, it can get eaten up very quickly among even 50 users accessing it (50x512mb = 20GB). Often times, less critical apps are allowed to lag behind in processing time allowing more users to access it. Memory can't be avoided though, and the minimum amount is required. Once you run of out allocated memory, things start to crash and users are denied access.
Hehe, thanks for the info. I never had a server hence I never felt the need for such much memory, at least not as high as 24Gb.
 
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Yeah but it seems to be server-only so far. Now we need to see folks at Corsair, G-Skill, OCZ and whatnot doing the same thing.
The 4Gb DDR3 can be produced in 16 gigabyte (GB) registered dual in-line memory modules (RDIMM) for servers, as well as 8GB unbuffered DIMM (UDIMM) for workstations and desktop PCs, and 8GB small outline DIMM (SODIMM) for laptops. By applying dual-die package technology, this new device can deliver modules of up to 32GB - offering twice as much capacity as memory modules based on the previous highest chip density of 2Gb.
Looks like it's even coming to laptops! Single 8GB laptop RAM SODIMMs anyone? :D
 

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wow , samsung still no1 rams brand chip