Samsung Started Shipping Samples of 32-Gigabyte Memory Module for Server Applications

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory
technology, announced today that it has begun shipping samples of the
industry’s highest-density memory module for server systems. The 32
gigabyte (GB) module has been designed for use in advanced servers,
which require high-density and high-performance features at low-power
consumption levels.

According to Soo-In Cho, president and general manager of Samsung
Electronics Memory Division, “Samsung continues to set the pace in
advanced memory for high-end server applications by offering 40nm-class
32GB memory modules to reach previously unattainable levels of system
capacity.In just 10 months, Samsung has now secured the best
competitive advantage with the broadest portfolio of 40nm-class DDR3
based memory solutions in the industry since the 40nm-class DRAM was
first produced last July.“

"Technology leadership is a key factor in Samsung’s aggressive
competitiveness within the memory industry,” Mr. Cho emphasized, “Our
highly successful implementation of 40nm-class technology is indicative
of our determination to move toward the 30nm-class process node in the
second half of this year. Our 30nm-class technology will provide even
more advanced memory solutions for high-end server and PC

Samsung is using the industries highest-density monolithic DDR3 device
– a 40-nanometer (nm) class, four gigabit (Gb) DDR3 chip – as the
building block for the new 32GB module. This comes just one year after
the company announced its 50nm-class 2Gb based, 16GB registered dual
inline memory module (RDIMM) last March.

The highly-efficient 32GB RDIMM consists of 36 dual-die 40nm-class 4Gb
DDR3 chips that can perform at equal or greater levels to a 40nm-based
16GB RDIMM with no increase in power consumption.

By equipping a dual CPU, two-way server with 32GB modules, a server
system can have up to 384GB of memory. This allows for doubling the
previously largest density of 192GBs per server with a power increase
of less than five percent over that needed for a 16GB module-based

In addition, replacing 12 DRAM modules of 16GB density with just six
32GB modules would achieve a 192GB total density, while allowing the
DRAM operating speed in a two-way server system to rise by 33 percent
from 800 megabit per second (Mbps) to 1,066Mbps, as power is cut by 40

In high-performance, four-way servers using 16GB modules, one terabyte
of DRAM would be commonplace.By using 32GB RDIMMs, Samsung is moving
toward providing four-way servers with 2TB of DRAM each, a migration
that it believes will spur introduction of diverse software and a
broader scale of server applications.

Mass production of the 32GB RDIMM is slated to begin next month. For
more information about Samsung Green DDR3, visit



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