ICHEON, South KoreaHynix Semiconductor Inc. has launched a 2-Rank 8-Gbyte PC2-4200 RDIMM, featuring MetaRAM's MetaSDRAM technology.
The HYMP31GP72CUP4-C6 effectively doubles the memory capacity of AMD Opteron-based and Intel Xeon-based systems, while improving power efficiency by up to 30% when compared to industry standard 8-Gbyte 4-Rank or 4-Gbyte 2-Rank modules.
The MetaRAM technology allows the use of mainstream lower cost DRAM components in the manufacture of the next generation high density DIMMs, without increasing the number of memory ranks or the load on the CPU. The 8-Gbyte 2-Rank RDIMM is built with mainstream 1-Gbit DDR2 SDRAMs instead of the more expensive 2-Gbit, lowering the cost of the module.
The MetaSDRAM chipset consists of flow controllers and an access manager, which sit between the memory controller and the DRAM. It enables up to four times more mainstream DRAMs to be integrated into the DIMM without the need for any system level hardware or software changes.
The HYMP31GP72CUP4-C6 8-Gbyte DDR2 RDIMM is available now in production quantities. The 8-Gbyte DDR3 2-Rank RDIMM using MetaRAM technology is under development and will be available in production quantities in the second half of 2008.
Hynix Semiconductor Inc., www.hynix.com