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New Transcend Memory Targets High-Powered Servers

By - Source: Transcend Press Release

Transcend introduced on Wednesday DDR3 memory modules ideal for high-powered servers based on Intel's Xeon E5-2600 v2 "Ivy Bridge-EP" family of processors, and the increased use of server virtualization. Available now are Transcend's 4 GB DDR3-1866 Registered DIMM (RDIMM) and 4 GB DDR3-1866 Unbuffered ECC DIMM (ECC UDIMM) memory modules.

"Transcend's DDR3-1866 memory modules are tested to be fully compatible with Intel Romley-EP platforms based on Intel's latest generation server processor," reads the company's press release. "As Transcend's highest frequency DDR3 server modules, the 4 GB DDR3-1866 DIMMs are constructed with top quality DDR3-1866 DRAM chips that deliver exceptional performance and durability."

According to Transcend, each module is rated at 1866 MHz with a latency of 13-13-13, and an operating voltage of 1.5 volts. Both memory chips feature a built in Error Correcting Code (ECC) function that monitors all data moved in and out of memory, and corrects any errors found. The modules are also said to be fully compliant with JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standards, ensuring the best performance, compatibility and stability.

Both memory modules are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The two new SKUs include the TS512MKR72V8N (Registered) and the TS512MLK72V8N (Unbuffered).

Last month Transcend launched its 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Low Voltage 1.35 volt RDIMM memory modules, designed to improve high performance data mining and big data analytics. The company said that by reducing the operating voltage from the standard 1.5 volts to 1.3 volts, the electrical load to the memory controller is reduced, which in turn can lower system temperatures and provide energy savings of up to 20 percent.

"Server memory is the need of the hour as companies strive to better manage their virtual and cloud-based platforms, and grow their business," said Angus Wu, head of DRAM Research and Development at Transcend. "Transcend looked at the factors driving server memory demand and created a cost effective solution that helps maximize capacity and increase performance."

This memory module series is provided in four SKUs, one of which has a 16 GB capacity:

  • TS2GKR72W6Z (16 GB, 2 Rank x4),
  • TS1GKR72W6Z (8 GB, 1 Rank x4),
  • TS1GKR72W6Y (8 GB, 2 Rank x4),
  • TS1GKR72W6H (8 GB, 2 Rank x8).

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