14 November 2017
Today, at the Supercomputing 2017, Micron unveiled a new 32GB NVDIMM-N chip that offers twice the capacity of existing NVDIMMs. The new chip will provide system designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with new flexibility to work with larger data sets in fast persistent memory.
Tom Eby, senior vice president for Micron’s Compute and Networking Business Unit, said,
As data sets get larger and larger, data access becomes increasingly critical to application performance. Our new 32GB NVDIMM-N equips system architects with a high-capacity persistent memory solution that can dramatically increase throughput and improve total cost of ownership.
Persistent memory delivers a unique balance of latency, bandwidth, capacity, and cost by delivering ultra-fast DRAM speeds for critical data. It can even preserve information in the event of power loss, unlike the standard server DRAM. Micron’s this new technology thus provides a unique solution for near-memory data analysis and addresses rising bandwidth demands of data-rich applications.
VMware and Dell are collaborating with Micron to increase the performance of virtualized applications. Richard A. Brunner, chief platform architect and vice president of Server Platform Technologies at VMware Inc. Said,
As the global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, VMware recognized early the significant reduction of database and local storage latencies that Micron NVDIMM-N can bring to our virtualized customers using Dell PowerEdge servers. Using the 16 GB NVDIMM-N from Micron for the Dell PowerEdge 14G servers, a future version of VMware vSphere(R) intends to efficiently grow the number and size of virtualized persistent memory workloads in the data center while ensuring the benefits of live migration, check-pointing, and legacy storage optimizations for NVDIMM. VMware looks forward to the improvements that can arise when the server industry starts deploying the new 32 GB Micron NVDIMM-N to our customers.