On Wednesday during the Memory Solutions Forum 2013 in Seoul, Samsung introduced its fifth generation of green memory optimized especially for next generation data centers that use cloud computing based on a big data platform. The company claims that this new fifth generation memory will bring "dramatic" performance improvements, save large amounts of power and free up additional physical space.
"With the introduction of these innovative memory solutions that maximize IT investment efficiency, we have set the stage for sharply strengthening the value of advanced memory," said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president of memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics. "We will continue to benefit society with the introduction of green IT technology in cooperation with our global partners to lead the global IT industry in creating greater shared value for customers."
Samsung's new Green portfolio includes Green DDR4 that Samsung said went into volume production back in late August, supposedly delivering high speed, low power and high reliability. The company claims this memory achieves a server data transfer speed of 2,133 MT/s, a modest increase over DDR3's performance limit of 1,866 MT/s. The company eventually plans to release DDR4 with a data transfer speed of 3,200 MT/s.
Samsung also revealed a Green PCIe SSD that allegedly enhances system efficiency with a data transfer rate of 4 GB/s, six times faster performance than that of a 600 MB/s SATA SSD while reducing the delay in data transfer by 83 percent. Later on, Samsung plans to introduce other next-generation PCIe SSDs based on its new 3D V-NAND technology and a new proprietary NAND controller.
The company also revealed a high-efficiency green memory solution that combines green DDR4 with a green PCIe SSD. This solution will allegedly enhance the performance of server systems approximately 1.6 times, and "quadruple" system capacity by eliminating unnecessary data duplication in the enterprise storage systems.
"If all server systems adopted Samsung’s fifth generation green memory solutions, an anticipated power savings of 45 terawatts per hour could be achieved," the company's press release claims. "This translates into six billion people saving the power needed for everyday smartphone use for two years, which is equivalent to planting 800 million 10-year-old trees."
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Corrections - Samsung PR forwarded an updated release - "Samsung also revealed a Green PCIe SSD that allegedly enhances system efficiency with a data transfer rate of 4 GB/s, six times faster performance than that of a 600 MB/s SATA SSD while reducing the delay in data transfer by 67 percent" was changed to an updated figure of 83 percent. Also, data transfer figures were also misrepresented - 2,133 MB/s should have been 2,133 MT/s. No response from Samsung as of this writing.