Hynix 8GB and 16GB DDR3 modules spotted at IDF

Posted on Thursday, Aug 21 2008 @ 00:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Legit Reviews took pictures of a server with the new 8GB and 16GB 2-rank DDR3 memory modules from Hynix.
Intel is demonstrating a server with 144GB of memory using Hynix DDR3 R-DIMMs and Meta SDRAM technology in the Advanced Technology Zone here at IDF this week. MetaRAM just announced their second-generation chipset that supports DDR3 memory today and we happened to walk by the demo and saw it in action. If my memory serves me correctly MetaRAM was created by ex-AMD employee and was designed to allows computers to quadruple their memory capacity (RAM) with minimal cost, lower power consumption and higher performance to boot. This is done by placing a new chipset called the MetaRAM between the memory controller and the DRAM. Processor speeds double about every 18 months, versus the 36 months it generally takes for memory capacity to double. With technology like MetaRAM it is now possible for memory capacity increases to be quicker, back along the lines of processors.
Intel was showing off a system at the IDF with 144GB of memory (18x 8GB DDR3 2-rank):



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