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Hynix shows off 16GB 2-rank DDR3 memory

Posted on Thursday, August 21 2008 @ 00:41:54 CEST by

Hynix presented world's first 16GB 2-rank DDR3 memory module at the Intel Developer Forum. This new module will allow server makers to double the memory capacity of their systems. Hynix also has 8GB 2-rank memory modules.
Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. today announced that it is using MetaRAM’s new DDR3 technology in its next generation R-DIMMs, including the world’s first 16GB 2-rank DIMM (HMT32GR7AER4C-GD), which it will be demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco (August 19th – 21st). Hynix’s new 16GB and 8GB (HMT31GR7AER4C-GC) 2-rank DIMMs can triple DDR3 memory capacity in servers and workstations, enabling the world’s highest memory capacity per channel without degrading performance.

Intel will demonstrate the world’s first 16GB 2-rank DIMM from Hynix, using the MetaRAM DDR3 chipset at IDF. Intel will also demonstrate a server with 160GB using Hynix DDR3 R-DIMMs and Meta SDRAM technology in the Advanced Technology Zone.

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.

Along with its earlier DDR2 technology, the DDR3 MetaRAM technology enables Hynix to introduce cost-effective, high capacity R-DIMMs by using mainstream 1 gigabit(Gb) DRAMs.

“As a leader in DRAM technology, Hynix is pleased to be working with MetaRAM and Intel to successfully develop the world’s first 16GB DDR3 module,” said Mr. J.B. Kim, Senior Vice president of Marketing at Hynix Semiconductor. “With this product introduction we expect to see growth in high performance, high density applications.”

“Hynix has always been at the leading edge of memory innovation and immediately understood how our new DDR3 MetaRAM technology could improve customers’ overall compute performance by increasing the memory capacity and frequency,” said Mr. Fred Weber, the CEO of MetaRAM. “We’ve seen good market traction with our DDR2 MetaSDRAM chipset. We believe that the adoption into Intel-based servers and workstations as well as the memory bandwidth benefits of DDR3 MetaRAM will garner even more momentum for our chipsets and technology.”



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