Samsung Flashbolt HBM2E offers double the capacity and 33% higher bandwidth

Posted on Thursday, March 21 2019 @ 12:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Samsung showcased its HBM2E "Flashbolt" at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference. This new High Bandwidth Memory chip offers a density of 16Gb per die, double as much as its predecessor, and also offers a bandwith of 3.2Gbps per pin, which is 33 percent faster than before, resulting in 410GB/s bandwidth per stack.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced its new High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2E) product at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) to deliver the highest DRAM performance levels for use in next-generation supercomputers, graphics systems, and artificial intelligence (AI).

The new solution, Flashbolt™, is the industry’s first HBM2E to deliver a 3.2 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) data transfer speed per pin, which is 33 percent faster than the previous-generation HBM2. Flashbolt has a density of 16Gb per die, double the capacity of the previous generation. With these improvements, a single Samsung HBM2E package will offer a 410 gigabytes-per-second (GBps) data bandwidth and 16GB of memory.

“Flashbolt’s industry-leading performance will enable enhanced solutions for next-generation data centers, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and graphics applications,” said Jinman Han, senior vice president of Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to expand our premium DRAM offering, and improve our ‘high-performance, high capacity, and low power’ memory segment to meet market demand.”
A release date wasn't mentioned. The fact that Samsung reveals Flashbolt at NVIDIA's GTC show hints that a future datacenter product from NVIDIA will use this new memory.

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