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Samsung Using Microsoft Facility for Green Memory

Samsung Electronics, a leading company in advanced memory technology, has announced test results for servers utilizing the world’s first 20 nanometer (nm) class Green Memory that were conducted at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Munich.

A system based on Samsung’s 20nm-class DDR3 memory and solid state drives (SSDs) together with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V proved to be twice as fast as current memory configurations for servers setting up virtual machine instances and recovering data in private cloud environments.

These advanced configurations also consumed as much as 50 percent less power per server. Samsung made this announcement today, March 1.

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“In an increasingly complex IT world, Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) are set to provide complete solutions to customers, and we achieve this goal through strong collaboration with our partners. With Samsung’s Green DRAM and SSDs, we have just such a partner on board at the MTC in Munich to educate and to provide highly advanced solutions to our customers,” said Chris Bayer, director, MTC Munich.

Samsung enabled the Green memory solution that combines 20nm-class DDR3 modules and SATA 6Gbps SSDs for advanced server systems only five months after collaborating with MTC Munich for development of an optimized server solution that utilizes 30nm-class green DDR3 memory modules.

Samsung and Microsoft are planning to extend their collaboration to the other 27 MTCs worldwide in 2012. Test platforms equipped with Samsung Green SSDs are now available at MTC Munich and 20nm-class DDR3 server modules will be available at MTC Munich in the second quarter of this year.

Photo courtesy: Microsoft

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