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 Micron Expands Its LRDIMM Product Line With a 64GB Module
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Message Text: Micron Technology, today announced a new portfolio of load reduced dual-inline memory modules (LRDIMMs) featuring a 64GB offering.

The company is introducing a 64GB LRDIMM to meet the density requirements of servers.

Micron claims that its new module provides 50 percent higher memory capacity and a performance increase of 33 percent for server applications. Resulting improvements to system scalability can enhance cloud computing, high-performance computing, Web servers, transactional databases, and data analytics while reducing power needs by nearly 10 percent per DIMM slot compared to standard modules.

The loading profile of previous registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) was constrained in the amount of available memory for virtual computing environments. LRDIMMs reduce the load on the server memory bus and enable higher data frequencies and memory capacity.

"LRDIMM technology will change how DRAM is utilized in servers by enabling datacenters to support significantly more memory-intensive applications with the same number of CPUs," said Robert Feurle, Vice President of DRAM Marketing for Micron's DRAM Solutions Group.

LRDIMMs, coupled with appropriate server virtualization strategies, will maximize infrastructure and optimizes return on investment. For example, utilizing Inphi's Isolation Memory Buffer (iMB) chip in place of a register, Micron's LRDIMMs reduce current DDR3 server module loads 2X for a dual-rank module and 4X for a quad-rank module.

Supermicro SuperServer solutions are one of the first platforms to support our LRDIMM product line.

Samples of Micron's new LRDIMMs are available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, with 64GB modules expected to be available in February 2012.
 
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