At the Samsung Memory Solutions Forum 2013 held at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul on October 16, Samsung Electronics revealed its innovative fifth generation Green Memory Solutions for the construction of data centers optimized for the cloud computing environment.
The most notable characteristic of the new memory chips based on DDR4 DRAM and a PCIe SSD is that they can bring dramatic performance improvements, reduce space for the installation of a computer system, and save energy.
At the forum, the company presented a Green DDR4 Solution, Green PCIe SSD Solution, and High-Efficiency Green Memory Solution, which together constitute the 5th generation Green Memory Solutions.
With high speed, low energy consumption, and high reliability, the Green DDR4 Solution can achieve a server data transfer speed of 2,133 megabits per second (Mb/s), beyond DDR3’s performance limit of 1,866 Mb/s in the server system. The high speed enables a 15% increase in performance and a 24% decrease in energy consumption. Samsung is planning to expand the high-speed DDR4 DRAM market by mass-producing next-generation 3,200Mb/s products that are 1.5 times faster than the existing ones.
The Green PCIe SSD Solution offers data transmission speeds of 4 gigabytes per second (GB/s), six times faster than the 600MB/s of SATA SSDs, by reducing the delay in data transfer by 67%. The solution maximizes the return rate of investment by increasing energy efficiency more than 2.6 times. The Korean company plans to introduce other next-generation PCIe SSDs equipped with a 3D V-NAND flash memory and a high-speed NAND controller.
With built-in DDR4 and a PCIe SSD, the High-Efficiency Green Memory Solution can improve system performance more than 1.6 times compared to a server system made up of DDR3 and HDD. In particular, the solution can minimize investment costs, reduce power consumption and space for installation by quadrupling the capacity of storage systems through a technology that removes redundant data.
The company plans to lead its growth in the market by increasing the importance of fifth generation green memory chips starting in 2014.