Samsung develops green server memory


Samsung has announced new "green" memory, claiming to use 20 per cent less power than previous models from the company.

Designed to be used in servers, the 32GB DDR3 RAM is high capacity so, in theory, less of it should be needed per machine.

Jim Elliott, Samsung's vice president of memory marketing, said in a statement: "Compared to the 8GB memory modules used in today's servers, our new module packs an eco-sensitive wallop with four times the density at significantly reduced power levels and no increase in the overall footprint."

The memory is built by stacking 16 2GB chips into 50 nanometers and uses 1.35 volts of power instead of previous generations of 1.5 volts. If used within large data centres the effects of the decrease in power consumption will benefit companies both for their green agenda and IT budgets.

No pricing or release date has been announced as yet.

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