Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its fifth generation of green memory at the Memory Solutions Forum 2013* at the Shilla hotel in Seoul.
Under a "New Memory Paradigm" theme, Samsung introduced advanced memory solutions optimized especially for next generation data centers that use cloud computing based on a big data platform. This type of infrastructure is rapidly increasing in support of the mobile computing industry. The newly presented fifth generation green memory solutions will help to resolve key data center issues by achieving dramatic performance improvements, securing additional physical space for systems, and saving large amounts of power.
In his keynote, Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president of memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics, noted, "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."
"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," he added.
Designed to achieve dramatic improvements in investment efficiency by upgrading existing IT systems and suggesting new ones, Samsung's fifth generation of memory includes:
• Green DDR4, which delivers high speed, low power and high reliability
• A Green PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) which enhances system efficiency with six times faster performance than that of a 600MB/s SATA SSD
• A high-efficiency green memory solution that combines Green DDR4 with a Green PCIe SSD
The Green DDR4 solution achieves a server data transfer speed of 2,133 megabits per second (Mb/s), a leap over DDR3's performance limit of 1,866 Mb/s. This enables a 15 percent performance boost and consumes 24 percent less energy. It also provides a greater amount of error correction in further improving system reliability. Samsung is planning on expanding the high-speed DDR4 DRAM market even more in the future with additional next-generation products and will be able to eventually offer DDR4 with a data transfer speed of 3,200Mb/s, 1.5 times faster than today's DDR4 enterprise products.
Samsung's Green PCIe SSD solution offers a data transfer speed of four gigabytes per second (GB/s), which is six times faster than 600MB/s SATA SSD's, while reducing the delay in data transfer by 83 percent. These performance upgrades further maximize IT return on investment by increasing the level of energy efficiency approximately 2.4 times. Samsung plans to introduce other next-generation PCIe SSDs, based on its new 3D V-NAND technology and a new proprietary NAND controller, at a later date, in further expanding the premium SSD market.
A combination of Samsung's DDR4 and PCIe SSD green memory solutions will enhance the performance of server systems approximately 1.6 times and quadruple system capacity by eliminating unnecessary data duplication in the enterprise storage systems. As a result, the combined solution can achieve the highest level of efficiency among widely used green IT solutions and overcome difficult prerequisites for new server systems involving budget, power consumption and space optimization.
If all server systems adopted Samsung's fifth generation green memory solutions, an anticipated power savings of 45 terawatts per hour could be achieved. 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.
Highlighting the Samsung Memory Solutions Forum, Sung Kun Kim, Ph.D., professor of Department of Business at Chung-Ang University welcomed numerous industry leaders including Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and author of "Long Tail Economics," Jungsik Suh, Vice President of the Cloud Convergence Business Unit at KT and Weongi Park, Chief Information Security Officer of NAVER Corporation, who each shared insights from highly innovative green IT technology projects. In addition, the latest IT technology trends were discussed with the approximately 300 corporate CIOs and IT service specialists in attendance.
Samsung will continue its"3S" innovation strategy – involving systems, solutions and software, along with creating shared value (CSV) for itself and its customers, while developing more highly efficient green memory solutions that improve IT investments. It also will keep expanding its next-generation DDR4 DRAM and PCIe 3.0-based SSD product line-ups, and work on reinforcing its leadership in the premium memory market.
For more information about Samsung Green Memory, visit http://www.samsung.com/GreenMemory