Samsung’s 30nm class DDR3 memory and Microsoft’s data centre platform integration
The Microsoft Technology Center in Germany and Samsung Electronics have unveiled an optimised platform utilising Samsung’s advanced Green Memory in Microsoft’s virtualised data centre.
In an overarching system evaluation study, a system based on Samsung’s 30 nanometer (nm) class DDR3 memory and Microsoft’s data centre platform proved to deliver significant power savings, both the companies said.
The new evaluation tests combining Samsung’s Green DDR3 and Microsoft’s enterprise system evaluation platform are focused on achieving an optimal match between performance and power efficiency, the two top priorities of data centres.
Samsung’s 30nm-class Green DDR3 was tested in eight gigabyte registered dual inline memory modules, installed on server systems running virtualised environments with the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system.
They delivered power conservation levels of up to 15% for a 30-watt per system decrease, compared to systems using 50nm-class DDR3, Canon said.
Microsoft Germany Green IT lead Frank Koch said with the innovative memory modules from Samsung, they do not only measure higher throughput and performance for their hyper-v cloud offerings, but also a lower power consumption of the involved server systems, too.
Samsung Electronics Device Solutions executive vice president of memory sales & marketing Wanhoon Hong said their collaborative efforts with Microsoft are focused on expanding offerings with greater energy efficiency and IT investment savings for next-generation and current server systems.
"In the near future, we also plan to develop solutions based on our 20nm-class* 4Gb DDR3 and enterprise SSD to keep providing the greenest memory products with optimal performance, which will significantly expand the rapidly growing green IT memory market," Hong added.
Both companies plan to expand their collaborative evaluation efforts that optimise 20nm-class and 30nm-class DDR3 memory and enterprise SSDs through system-level tests in virtual environments.
Next-generation DRAM and data storage devices that contribute significantly to an IT department’s total cost of ownership will be included in the collaborative evaluation.