Samsung today announced test results for servers utilizing its 20 nanometer (nm) class Green Memory that were conducted at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Munich.
Samsung claims that a system based on its 20nm-class DDR3 memory and solid state drives (SSDs) together with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V proved to be twice as fast as current memory configurations for servers setting up virtual machine instances and recovering data in private cloud environments. These configurations also consumed as much as 50 percent less power per server, the Korean company added.
Detailed findings on the testing are available in a white paper posted on Microsoft?s website
Samsung's 20nm-class Green was tested in 8GB DDR3 registered dual inline memory modules and in the SATA 6Gb/s 256GB SSD PM830 series, installed on server systems running virtualized environments with the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system and Hyper-V. They delivered power conservation and time savings of 50 percent compared to systems using 40nm-class DDR3 and enterprise grade HDD.
Samsung and Microsoft are planning to extend their collaboration to the other 27 Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) worldwide in 2012. Test platforms equipped with Samsung Green SSDs are now available at MTC Munich and 20nm-class DDR3 server modules will be available at MTC Munich in the second quarter of this year.