Both OEMs and end users have been approaching Micron with applications for hybrid DIMMs including in-memory databases and more. Micron (Boise, Idaho) believes the modules will be used as faster SSDs with large DRAM caches, DRAM modules with flash as swap space or as flash block storage assisted by DRAM. The hybrid DIMMs use a special controller as the main interface to the processor. They also have a separate flash controller.
Support under Windows is a key enabler for hybrid DIMMs. So far Microsoft has not made any public comments on its plans, but over the last six months it has held and asked for multiple meetings with Micron on the technology.
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Posted on Friday, Feb 08 2013 @ 15:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck