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Memory modules push for greener data centers

Posted: 21 Sep 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:data center? memory module?

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has claimed that its Green Memory portfolio cuts energy consumption and improves the performance of data center servers with the roll out of its 1.25V DDR3 registered dual inline memory modules (RDIMMs).

"Asia Pacific enterprises, looking for competitive advantage in reducing costly data center energy consumption and cooling costs, are now examining how choices made at the memory module level within their servers can improve total cost of ownership," stated David Fosberg, VP, Samsung. "Samsung's latest Green Memory solutions, the 1.25V DDR3 module, uses 15 percent less energy than the previously most advanced DDR3 and 60 percent less than mainstream modules."

Samsung also emphasized solid state drives (SSDs) as additional elements of their Green Memory portfolio. The company's Green SSDs reduce power use over traditional hard drives by 75 percent and deliver 230 percent increase in input/output operations per second (IOPS), the company claimed. When the two elements of Samsung Green DDR3 and SSD come together, the solution delivers 34 percent power savings at the server system level. This can dramatically cut overall data center energy use.

Data center usage is expected to continue to grow exponentially, with the amount of data being stored and processed estimated to reach 600 percent of 2010 levels by 2015. In the Asia Pacific, the consumer demand for data is increasing at a fast rate, companies providing data will need to ensure that data centers are more efficient yet cost effective. "IDC's research shows that end users in Asia Pacific are worried about keeping the power bills down, but do not want to compromise performance and availability of the infrastructure. The influx of denser hardware configurations in the data center have challenged this objective, leading customers to look for better design and cooling innovations to resolve the issue," explained Avneesh Saxena, group VP, IDC Asia Pacific.

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