MetaRAM + Nehalem = Up To 288GB RAM? - HotHardware
MetaRAM + Nehalem = Up To 288GB RAM?

MetaRAM + Nehalem = Up To 288GB RAM?

Multi-socket Nehalems paired with MetaRAM could provide some jaw-dropping numbers.  Here's a look at what dual-CPU boards might be able to accomplish:

“Up to 16GB DDR3-1333 modules can be created, allowing up to 96GB RAM per CPU, or 192GB per dual-CPU board. If you go for slower DDR3-1066 and boards with three DIMMs per channel,- nine DIMMs per CPU - we have 144GB per CPU, or 288GB memory per mobo!”

We’re certainly impressed by numbers like those, but we’ll wait until we can actually benchmark such a system’s memory performance before we draw any concrete conclusions.
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How much RAM does a 64 bit OS allow for? Maybe a better question, what would you currently need that much RAM for? Regardless of whether it would be beneficial, I still wouldn't mind having it though.

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maybe with nehalm and metaram big companys can consolidate all there servers into just a few servers

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AjayD:

How much RAM does a 64 bit OS allow for?

 

Nearly infinite as far as our needs are concerned.  16EB.  That's 16.8 million TB, or 17.2 billion GB.  I have a feeling this will last the rest of the century.  Technology progresses fast, but not that fast, eh? 

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Crisis Causer:
Technology progresses fast, but not that fast, eh? 
 

I don't know man....our 16-bit OSes were often capped out by gamers back in 'da day....now 32-bit is being capped in this day.

15 years ago 4 Megabytes of RAM was a huge amount.. that is .0019% of the amount used in most computers today (referencing 2GB). I honestly do not think that TBs of RAM are THAT far off on the horizon -- give 'er 5 yeras or so and we'll see. Heck in 15 more years from now maybe we'll be up to exabytes, haha.

BTW: To figure out the supported memory just take 2 ^ bits-of-OS -- EX: 2 ^ 32 =  4294967296 bytes (approximately 4GB)

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Thanks for answering my question Crisis and ice. 16EB, good lord that's a lot of RAM. Though it may seem like an insane amount right now, eventually it will not be enough and we will have to move on to 128-bit OSs. I look forward to that day. Imagine, if you can, what the graphics of a game would have to be like to need more than 16EB of RAM! The possibilities that the future holds are mind boggling.

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Imagine the costs too.Nobody will be able to use or buy all that ram for a single computer. 

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