Why Memory Matters – Keynote at JEDEC Forum

I will be keynoting at the JEDEC Server Memory Forum this year. For those unfamiliar with JEDEC, it is the leading standards organization for the microelectronics industry. It represents nearly 300 members, both manufacturers and suppliers.

As I began to work on my keynote for the Forum, I found myself asking, “If I was an IT manager, what should I know about server memory?” While I could talk all day about the benefits of memory in servers, I think the main takeaway that I want the audience to remember is that memory matters – and why.

When it comes to data center efficiency, there are a host of issues that IT professionals have to consider when trying to lower costs while lowering their carbon footprint. I want to underscore in my presentation that by adopting more energy-efficient components in optimized server architectures, such as lower voltage DRAMs and advanced solid-state drives, data centers can drastically reduce power consumption and associated energy costs.  At the same time, performance is enhanced for a true “win-win” scenario.

I will be able to share with Forum attendees some compelling information, including recent analysis and new benchmark data that should provide a firm foundation for understanding just why memory matters so much. 

I hope that you’ll be able to join me at JEDEC to learn precisely why memory matters so much in the IT enterprise space. The conference will be held November 1 and 2 at the Hilton Santa Clara hotel. My keynote will take place from 9 a.m. to 9:30 on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Sierra Ballroom.

Will you be attending the JEDEC Memory Forum, too? If so, feel free to leave me a note in the comments section below as to what you’re most interested in learning.