Samsung Announces Innovative High-Efficiency Green Memory Solution Combining DDR4 DRAM And PCIe SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading developer and producer of advanced semiconductor solutions, is utilizing its Memory Solutions Forum 2013 to announce its fifth generation of green memory products.  Today’s announcement was made in Seoul, Korea at the first of Samsung’s such forums.  A second Memory Solutions Forum 2013 will be held later this month in the U.S., and will also feature a panel discussion entitled “A  New Era for Data Center Architecture.”

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Utilizing a theme of a “New Memory Paradigm,” Samsung is announcing advanced memory solutions that are optimized for the big data platforms of data centers that use cloud computing.  The mobile computing industry has generated rapidly increasing demand for this type of infrastructure.  Samsung’s fifth generation green memory solutions will benefit data centers in three key areas:  dramatic performance improvements, large power savings, and freeing up additional physical space within systems.

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Keynote speaker Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president of memory sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics, states that “With the introduction of the innovative memory solutions that maximize IT investment efficiency, we have set the stage for sharply strengthening the value of advanced memory.  We will continue to benefit society with the introduction of green IT technology in cooperation with our global partners to lead the global IT industry in creating greater shared value for our customers.”

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By upgrading IT systems and suggesting new ones, Samsung’s fifth generation of memory is designed to achieve dramatic improvements in investment efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO).  The fifth generation of memory products includes:

*   Green DDR4 memory to deliver high speed, low power and high reliability.  Volume production of DDR4 modules began in late August.

*    Green PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) to enhance system efficiency to the tune of six times faster than a SATAIII 600 MB/s SSD.

*      High-efficiency green memory solution combining green DDR4 memory with a green PCIe SSD.

The green DDR4 memory attains server data transfer speeds of 2133 MB/s, as compared to DDR3’s performance limitations of 1866 MB/s.  This represents a 15% performance increase, yet is accomplished with 24 % less power required and a greater level of error correction.  Samsung plans to eventually offer the DDR4 memory with data transfer speeds of 3200 MB/s.DDR4_module_2-0

Samsung’s new green PCIe SSD features data transfer speeds of up to 4 GB/s, which is more than six times faster than SATAIII (600 MB/s) SSDs, and increases the level of energy efficiency by nearly 260%.  Samsung also has indicated plans to introduce other future next-generation PCIe SSDs based on their new 3D V-NAND technology and a new proprietary NAND controller, further expanding their offerings for the premium SSD market.

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Combining Samsung’s DDR4 and PCIe SSD green memory solutions enhances server system performance by approximately 160%, and quadruples system capacity by eliminating unnecessary data duplication in enterprise storage systems.  This results in a combined solution that achieves the highest levels of efficiency among popular green IT solutions, and helps to overcome the difficulties of new server system planning, including budget, power consumption, and optimization of available server space.

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Samsung’s continued expansion of next-generation DDR4 DRAM and PCIe 3.0-based SSD product offerings will reinforce its global leadership in the premium memory market.  Additional information about  the “Memory Solutions Forum(s) 2013” can be viewed in its entirety here.

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