AMD today announced it collaborated with integrated circuit (IC)
companies to develop the Socket G3 Memory Extender (G3MX) technology, which is planned for the AMD Opteron processor platform infrastructure ecosystem in 2009.
This platform-level technology is designed to extend the total memory
footprint in future AMD Opteron processor-based systems and,
therefore, enable increased performance to customers?
enterprise-class servers, such as those used for databases and
emerging technologies like virtualization and multi-core computing.
Supporting the DDR3 memory specification from JEDEC, G3MX technology
is being developed in collaboration with IDT and Inphi, who are
planning to sell G3MX components as part of their power- and
cost-effective device portfolios supporting the memory industry.
To create G3MX technology, AMD worked closely with the memory
technology community to address the complex issues vexing customers
today. With G3MX, AMD can enable a DDR3-based means of increasing
total memory in a server system for ultimate flexibility.
G3MX is expected to be available in 2009 when AMD introduces its
next-generation architecture enhancements.