Happy Earth Day from Samsung

Posted on 04/22/2011 by

Jim Elliott

In the past few years, Samsung has been able to reach several milestones as we take steps to becoming a more eco-responsible company. As I noted at our GREENovation event last fall, Samsung is in the unique position of being both a components supplier and a finished goods supplier, making us capable of delivering a broader environmental impact on as we improve our green technology.

Right now, we are particularly focused on improving memory technology, as it holds the potential of having a powerful impact at both the client and server levels. And just in time for Earth Day, we recently announced our green 4Gb DDR3 DRAM memory chips will be used in two new HP ProLiant G7 servers. This partnership will provide exceptional energy efficiency and outstanding performance for data centers while cutting operational costs.

In the spirit of Earth Day, we encourage you to visit our Samsung Green Memory site to learn more about our green initiatives. The site is packed with everything from energy savings calculators to IT reports and information about our green partners.

For more information on our green 4Gb DDR3 chips and how they are being used in HP servers, check out our press release below.

Samsung’s 4Gb Green DDR3 Memory Enables First 2TB Capacity on x86 4-socket HP Blade Server

San Jose, CA – April 18, 2011: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that its 4Gb DDR3 DRAM memory has been selected for use in two new HP ProLiant G7 servers, the world’s first x86 four-socket blade with 2TBs of memory capacity and the first x86 two-socket blade server with 1TB of memory capacity.   Utilizing HP-selected lower power consumption, higher performance memory with Samsung Green DDR3 technology, as well as the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family, the new HP DL580 G7, BL680c G7, and BL620c G7 servers have been designed to provide exceptional energy efficiency and outstanding performance in virtualized IT environments. 

Data center power and cooling issues are critical to IT managers chartered with extending operational capacities and optimizing performance, while reducing power consumption. 

Consuming 33 percent less energy than a 1.5V 2Gb-based DDR3 memory chip – the most widely used in the industry today – the new Samsung Green memory makes use of advanced 40nm-class* 1.35V 4Gb-based DRAM technology.

“Samsung’s new Green memory, here combined with HP’s x86 G7 servers, is helping to provide the greenest computing environments for data centers,” said Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing and product planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. “We believe IT managers will quickly see the benefits of creating shared value with Samsung Green memory, to provide the best ROI for daily operations and sustainable business practices,” he added.

“Customers running memory-intensive x86 workloads should not have to compromise on energy efficiency in order to support large volumes of data,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president of marketing, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HP.  “Working with Samsung, HP is enabling customers to reduce power consumption, optimize performance and free up operational dollars that can be reinvested in other IT projects.” 

HP recently reached two key milestones with its server technology: the BL680c G7 is the world’s first x86 4-socket blade server with 2TB (terabyte) of memory and the BL620c G7 is now the world’s first x86 2-socket blade server with 1TB of memory.  

Samsung 4Gb-based 40nm-class Green DDR3 operates at 1066 Mbps, and is available in 16GB dual-rank and 32GB quad rank RDIMMs. At 533MHz, the 32GB quad rank registered DIMM provides up to 33 percent faster performance while doubling the maximum memory capacity, compared to the previous generation 16GB quad rank RDIMM running at a speed of 400MHz.

High-end enterprise platform performance is significantly enhanced with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family, which enables use of a 1.35V DDR3 memory interface. As a result, customers can take full advantage of Samsung’s low power Green Memory technology, populating their systems with 4Gb based 32GB RDIMM’s running at 1066Mbps. Fully loading a system with 64 such modules delivers the maximum of two terabytes of memory.

For more information about Samsung Green memory, visit www.samsung.com/GreenMemory

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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