Computer Memory - Infoworld en Hynix reveals world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module <p>SK Hynix <a href=";search.gubun=0014" target="_blank">on Monday announced</a> it has developed the world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module, twice the capacity of the company's current 64GB module.</p> <p>The new memory module, which is also being touted as the world's highest density module, is based on 8Gbit DDR4 chips created with 20nm process lithography.</p> Computer Hardware Storage Computer Memory Storage Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:28:21 +0000 admin 240031 at IBM X series servers now pack flash into speedy DIMM slots <p>The next generation of IBM's X-series servers will be able to accommodate solid-state flash drives clipped into their DIMM memory slots, potentially improving the response times of fast-paced enterprise applications.</p> <p>On Thursday, IBM unveiled the Series 6 generation of its System X x86-based servers. In addition to the novel reuse of DIMM slots, the X6 architecture will also let customers upgrade them to a new generation of processors or memory without swapping in a new motherboard.</p> Computer Hardware IBM Blade Servers Computer Memory Servers Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:21:36 +0000 admin 234344 at Intel set to bring DDR4 DRAM to computers in third quarter <p>Intel will add support for DDR4 memory to its high-end computers in the third quarter, sources familiar with the company's plans said.</p> <p>The new DDR4 memory, which has been under development for more than five years, will speed up computer performance while reducing power consumption. It will also mean a progressive slowdown in the adoption of DDR3 memory, which currently goes into most laptops, tablets and servers.</p> Computer Hardware Computer Memory Servers Storage Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:49:41 +0000 admin 233795 at New types of RAM could revolutionize your PC <p>New chips that blur the line between computer memory and storage are starting to move beyond niche applications and could change how we use PCs, an industry analyst said Sunday.</p> <p>The chips would enable the same instant-on capability that's common on tablets, but at much higher performance, said Tom Coughlin, founder of Coughlin Associates.</p> Computer Hardware Storage Computer Memory Storage Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:44:06 +0000 admin 233449 at Rambus, Micron settle patent, antitrust disputes <p>Rambus and Micron Technology said Monday the companies had signed a broad patent cross-license agreement, giving Micron the right to use any Rambus patent for the manufacture of specified integrated circuit products, including memories.</p> <p>The deal between the two companies is part of Rambus' stated strategy to collaborate with the industry to develop innovative technologies and possibly drive standards. The company which has indicated its preference to settle rather than litigate, however said earlier this year it would if required "aggressively defend our IP."</p> The Industry Standard Computer Memory Intellectual Property Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:26:21 +0000 admin 232388 at Elevation plays a role in memory error rates <p>With memory, as with real estate, location matters. A group of researchers from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory have found that the altitude at which SRAM (static random access memory) resides can influence how many random errors the memory produces.</p> Computer Hardware Computer Memory High-Performance Computing Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:25:58 +0000 admin 231460 at Hefty price premium awaits early DDR4 memory adopters <p>With new DDR4 memory, computers will be faster next year but users will likely pay a premium on the price of the technology.</p> <p>DDR4 will first go into servers early next year and then into clients like laptops and desktops in 2015, said Mike Howard, principal analyst at IHS iSuppli. DDR4 will succeed DDR3 SDRAM, which ships with most computers today.</p> Computer Hardware Computer Memory Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:56:22 +0000 admin 227731 at DRAM shortage from Hynix fire to hit PCs hardest <p>The fire damage suffered by SK Hynix's Wuxi, China DRAM fabrication (FAB) plant last week, along with the resulting power outage and clean room contamination, is expected to lead to a number of problems in the short term for DRAM supply, a new report finds.</p> <p>Most acutely, the fire that blazed for almost two hours appears to have damaged equipment used for making PC DRAM, which has sent memory prices skyrocketing <a href="" target="_blank">more than 27 percent</a> over the past week.</p> Computer Hardware Computer Memory Desktop PCs Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:37:26 +0000 admin 226847 at NAND flash prices are sliding on low demand <p>The manufacturer's price for NAND flash chips slid 5 percent to 10 percent in the second half of August, and they're expected to continue downward over the next few months.</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">average price</a> for NAND flash is now $4.90 for a 64Gbit chip and $2.90 for a 32Gbit chip, according to TrendForce.</p> Computer Hardware Computer Memory Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:09:36 +0000 admin 226078 at Samsung starts mass production of DDR4 memories <p>Samsung Electronics has started mass producing DDR4 memories that it expects will go into enterprise servers in next-generation data centers.</p> <p>A successor to the DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3), DDR4 memories are expected to offer higher performance, reliability and lower power consumption than its predecessor.</p><p><strong>[ Keep up on the day's tech news headlines with InfoWorld's <a href=";source=ifwelg_fssr">Today's Headlines: Wrap Up newsletter</a>. ]</strong></p> Computer Hardware Data Center Samsung Computer Memory Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:35:22 +0000 admin 225928 at Toshiba takes step toward 3D flash memory chips <p>Toshiba kicked off a project Friday that is the first step toward a new type of memory chip that could provide vastly greater capacity at a lower cost for digital gadgets such as cameras, smartphones and tablets.</p> <p>The company held a groundbreaking ceremony to begin expansion of its number-five chip fabrication building (fab 5) in Yokkaichi, a state-of-the-art chip production facility in central Japan operated by Toshiba and SanDisk under a joint venture.</p> Computer Memory Solid State Drives Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:42:36 +0000 admin 225512 at Samsung mass-produces industry's first 3D NAND flash chips <p>Samsung Electronics Monday said it is now mass-producing chips that stack layers of data-storing silicon like a microscopic skyscraper, creating what will undeniably be the NAND flash technology for the immediate future.</p> <p>The move lets Samsung boast an industry first: 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory that breaks through current 2D or planar NAND scaling limits.</p> Computer Hardware Samsung Computer Memory Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 224190 at Startup Crossbar pits RRAM against DRAM and flash storage <p>Startup Crossbar emerged from stealth mode Monday to announce its version of RRAM (resistive random-access memory), a new type of memory that could be a successor to flash storage and DRAM.</p> <p>The company, founded in 2010, will make and license its RRAM, a nonvolatile memory, which will be smaller, faster and more power-efficient than NAND flash and RAM, said George Minassian, CEO of Crossbar.</p> Computer Hardware Storage Computer Memory Startups Storage Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:55:49 +0000 admin 224099 at Flash breakthrough promises faster storage, terabytes of memory <p>In the ongoing quest for faster access to data, Diablo Technologies has taken what could be a significant next step.</p> <p>Diablo's Memory Channel Storage (MCS) architecture, expected to show up in servers shipping later this year, allows flash storage components to plug into the super-fast channel now used to connect CPUs with memory. That will slash data-access delays even more than current flash caching products that use the PCI Express bus, according to Kevin Wagner, Diablo's vice president of marketing.</p> Computer Hardware Storage Computer Memory Storage Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:07:08 +0000 admin 223670 at AMD-led consortium takes steps to break multicore programming barriers <p>Programming for multicore systems can be complex, so an industry consortium led by Advanced Micro Devices has taken a step ahead in its goal to eliminate development challenges so applications are portable across devices, architectures, and operating systems</p> Application Development Computer Memory Application Development Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:56:47 +0000 admin 217541 at USB flash drive prices falling -- and poised to go even lower <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="USB flash drive prices falling -- and poised to go even lower" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you decided to save the money and go for the smaller 64GB solid-state drive on that new tablet, anticipating that USB memory prices were headed south, you made a very good decision. Computer Hardware Storage Computer Memory Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:21:39 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 217493 at Adoption of DDR4 memory facing delays <p>The memory market is feeling the effects of a fall in PC shipments with the subsequent stabilization of DRAM prices, which industry observers say will delay the wide adoption of the upcoming DRAM called DDR4.</p> <p>The latest PCs and servers come with DDR3 SDRAM and mobile devices have just started getting a type of low-power memory called LPDDR3 (low-power DDR3). DDR4 is the successor to DDR3, and consumes 20 percent to 40 percent less power while offering double the throughput of its predecessor.</p> Computer Memory Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:15:54 +0000 admin 216439 at IBM moves toward post-silicon transistor <p>Exploring methods of computing without silicon, IBM has found a way to make transistors that could be fashioned into virtual circuitry that mimics how the human brain operates.</p> <p>The proposed transistors would be made from strongly correlated materials, which researchers have found to posses characteristics favorable for building more powerful, less power-hungry computation circuitry.</p> Computer Hardware IBM Computer Memory Processors Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:44:32 +0000 admin 215017 at Prices of DRAM expected to stabilize, NAND to fall <p>After multiple years of double-digit drops, prices for DRAM could stabilize as demand exceeds supply and the number of memory makers dwindles, a research analyst for IC Insights said this week.</p> <p>The average selling price for DRAM in January jumped by about 13 percent compared to January 2012. That's a sign that prices could stabilize or even increase over this year after incessant price drops over the last few years, said Brian Matas, vice president for market research at IC Insights.</p> Computer Memory Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:43:36 +0000 admin 214126 at Toshiba ships first NAND flash chips with faster transfer standard <p>Toshiba has started shipping the first NAND flash chips to support Universal Flash Storage, a new standard that is 50 percent faster than current technology.</p> <p>The company said Friday that it began shipping samples in January of a 64GB chip that supports the UFS standard, allowing transfer speeds of up to 300MB per second. The latest version of the current eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard) standard supports speeds of up to 200MB per second.</p> Storage Computer Memory Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:03:28 +0000 admin 212517 at