Samsung Ramps Up DDR3 Memory Production
According to Samsung, DDR3 enables OEMs to design servers that use up to 192 gigabytes (GBs) per system (16GBx12) and provides numerous improvements over its predecessor, DDR2, including at least a 60 percent improvement in power consumption and double the system performance, with speeds up to 1333 Megabits per second (Mbps). The report seems unusually interesting given all the other reports suggesting that memory demand was seriously on the skids.
Ali Sarabi, Director, Industry Initiatives and Pathfinding, Intel Corporation, had this to say about the announcement: "Our Xeon processor 5500 series together with DDR3 memory represents the most important change in system performance since Pentium(r) Pro processor was introduced 14 years ago. In addition, performance gains of the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series relative to the prior generations are greater than for any Xeon processor we’ve ever delivered."