by Anton Shilov
07/09/2013 | 11:00 PM
Kingston Technology, one of the world’s largest makers of memory modules, has begun shipping server memory solutions for micro-servers, a new and growing segment of the server market. The ECC SO-DIMM and ECC UDIMM memory modules support both x86 or ARM-based processors and system-on-chip (SoC) designs, some of the DIMMs even support thermal sensors.
“New low-power SoC designs such as Intel’s Avoton and ARM-based designs from Calxeda, Applied Micro and Marvell have allowed early adopters to bring microservers to the server market. As the microserver ecosystem and marketplace develops and grows, we are here to serve our partners and customers with low-power, high-performance memory offerings,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager at Kingston.
Kingston SO-DIMMs and UDIMMs for micro-servers are available with 1333MHz and 1600MHz clock-speeds, CL9 and CL11 latency settings and with 1.35v voltage settings. Select modules will come with thermal sensors, something not available on standard SO-DIMMs aimed at notebooks and mobile workstations.
Microservers are quickly gaining in popularity as companies seek powerful, yet more energy- and physical-space efficient solutions that serve specific data center needs or cloud applications. Examples include web and cloud hosting, and big data where terabytes or petabytes of information sets are analyzed per second. Kingston’s low-voltage, high-performing microserver memory modules are the perfect match to help accomplish these tasks.