Infotech Lead America: Transcend Information, a provider of storage and multimedia, has launched its 32GB DDR3 Load-Reduced DIMM (LRDIMM) memory module.
LRDIMMs, a component used in servers, has a buffer to minimize the load on the server memory bus, so that administrators can maximize memory capacity, increase performance, and reduce the power consumption of their systems.
In standard RDIMM technology, the data bus connects directly to the multiple ranks of DRAM chips on the module, which increases electrical load and limits system speed as more modules are added.
Transcend’s DDR3 Low Voltage LRDIMMs feature a full memory buffer chip on the module, which acts as a go-between for all signals sent from the host to the DRAM chips and reduces the electrical load on all interfaces. A system using Transcend LRDIMMs can support more modules per channel and higher maximum memory capacity at optimum speed.
Transcend’s LRDIMM modules are suitable for infrastructures that run memory-intensive applications, such as virtualization and cloud computing. Transcend’s DDR3-1333 LRDIMMs provide system administrators with the opportunity to maximize capacity and achieve optimal performance in servers based on Intel’s Romley platform.
For example, a system configured with two Intel Xeon E5 2600 processors on Intel’s S2600CO family of motherboards can populate all 24 memory slots with a 32GB LRDIMM, allowing a maximum capacity of 768GB. This gives a 50 percent increase in installed memory capacity over using RDIMMs (maximum 512GB) and a 500 percent increase over UDIMMs (maximum 128GB).
Transcend memory modules are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Recently, Transcend Information launched its SD/microSD memory card copy protection solutions in January this year.
Partially-protected and partially-free areas, read-only CD emulation, customized device security, compatibility and high capacity are some of the features.