Samsung CIO Forum Enriches the Green Memory Experience on Advanced IT SystemsMay. 8. 2012 ~ May. 8. 2012 Munich, Germany
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today held its second Samsung Semiconductor CIO Forum in Europe at the Sofitel Bayerpost, Munich, Germany. At the forum, renowned CIOs and IT decision-makers demonstrated tangible business examples of how to strike a balance between IT efficiency and innovation to increase the measurable contributions that intelligent IT infrastructure can make to a company's performance.
Opening the one-day forum, Samsung introduced developments in its Green Memory proposition which introduces 20-nanometer (nm) class DRAM technology in combination with advanced enterprise SSD to generate further savings in data center operations. Mr. David Fosberg, Vice President of global green memory marketing at Samsung Electronics delivered a keynote on the topic, 'Green Memory Solutions: Helping You Meet Your Datacenter Business Challenges'. In addition, Dr. Stefan Sigg, Senior Vice President, In-Memory Platform at SAP AG, presented the latest trends of SAP in-memory computing technology and the SAP HANA platform, the backbone of an increasing number of real-time business applications deployed on high-end servers, which frequently use Samsung Green Memory - the most energy efficient memory.
"The introduction of DRAM at the 20nm-class node and SSDs for enterprise servers at data centers has significantly raised the competitive value of Samsung's Green Memory proposition," said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president of memory sales & marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung places top priority in time-to-market enablement of its advanced technologies including the fast growing mobile industry, Samsung's advances in memory technology designed specifically for the mobile environment will further leverage its competitiveness as a leading memory solution provider."
This year, Samsung's CIO Forum was again reinforced with practical examples and case studies, delivered by experts from leading industrial enterprises such as Erecon, TDS, Atos, Deutsche Post DHL, SAP, Christmann Informationstechnik and High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart. They demonstrated the enormous cost-saving potential that sustainable technologies enable, while providing increased performance and higher security for data centers and high-performance cloud-computing business areas. In addition, Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, from the non-governmental organization, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research communicated the impact of business IT on the global climate.
The Forum is expected to continue to serve as a platform where various approaches and best solutions for Green IT, including hardware and software applications, are discussed and aims to provide the key to sustainable IT for the future.
Samsung plans to hold additional CIO Forums in other countries to generate greater global interest in establishing more environmentally responsible IT systems.
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* Editors' Note: 20nm-class means a process technology node somewhere between 20 and 29 nanometers.