Samsung announces industries first 32 GB load-reduced dual-inline memory module for server applications
Samsung announced today that it has developed the industry’s first 32 GB load-reduced, dual-inline memory module (LRDIMM), for server applications. Using cutting-edge 40 nanometer-classes, four gigabit (4Gb) DDR3 chips, the new 32GB LRDIMM accommodates next generation servers designed for virtualization, cloud computing and other high-capacity applications. Samsung’s 32GB LRDIMM prototype consists of 72 4Gb DDR3 chips and an additional memory buffer chip to help reduce the load on the memory subsystem by as much as 75 percent.
A server equipped with LRDIMMs can process data at 1,333 megabit per second (Mbps), approximately 70 percent faster than the previous speed of 800 Mbps. Samsung’s LRDIMMs operate at 1.35 or 1.5 volts. Samsung will begin mass producing the 32GB LRDIMM in the second half of this year, giving it the largest family of DRAM offerings in the industry.