Samsung Electronics announced its fifth generation of green memory optimized especially for next generation data centers that use cloud computing based on a big data platform.
Announced at the Memory Solutions Forum 2013 in Seoul today, the new green memory solutions will resolve data center issues by achieving better performance improvements, securing additional physical space for systems, and saving large amounts of power.
“With the introduction of these innovative memory solutions that maximize IT investment efficiency, we have set the stage for sharply strengthening the value of advanced memory,” said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president of memory sales and marketing, Samsung.
Samsung’s fifth generation of memory includes: Green DDR4, which delivers high speed, low power and reliability; Green PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) which enhances system efficiency with six times faster performance than that of a 600MB/s SATA SSD; and a memory solution that combines green DDR4 with a green PCIe SSD.
The Green DDR4 solution achieves server data transfer speed of 2,133 megabits per second (Mb/s), a leap over DDR3’s performance limit of 1,866 Mb/s. This enables a 15 percent performance boost and consumes 24 percent less energy.
Samsung is planning on expanding DDR4 DRAM market in the future with additional next-generation products and will offer DDR4 with a data transfer speed of 3,200Mb/s, 1.5 times faster than today’s DDR4 enterprise products.
Samsung’s new green PCIe SSD solution offers a data transfer speed of four gigabytes per second (GB/s), which is six times faster than 600MB/s SATA SSD’s, while reducing the delay in data transfer by 67 percent. These performance upgrades further maximize IT return on investment by increasing the level of energy efficiency approximately 2.6 times.
Samsung plans to introduce other next-generation PCIe SSDs, based on its new 3D V-NAND technology and a new proprietary NAND controller, at a later date, in further expanding the premium SSD market.
If all server systems adopted Samsung’s fifth generation green memory solutions, an anticipated power savings of 45 terawatts per hour could be achieved. This translates into six billion people saving the power needed for everyday smartphone use for two years, which is equivalent to planting 800 million 10-year-old trees.
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