HP Delivering Greater Data Center Energy Efficiency

Data centers across the globe are driving the need for higher density and more power-efficient memory in their efforts to lower their electrical costs. At the same time, they want to ensure that the more energy-efficient memory performs better at the system level than the higher voltage modules that they had been using. Memory can play an important factor in reducing the overall power consumption of a data-center. In overall operations, according to our data, memory can account for 26 percent of a data center’s total power consumption (as tested in a 48GB server configuration).

Our customers – virtually all of the major OEMS providing servers used by data centers – have been working closely with us to integrate our lower voltage memory chips into their latest servers. We just announced yesterday that HP will use our new four-gigabit-based, 40 nanometer class (between 40 and 49 nanometers) low-power DDR3 memory in HP ProLiant G7 servers.

As our announcement underscores, our new 4Gb memory enables up to 100 percent higher memory performance than the widely used install-base of 60nm-class 1Gb DDR2 modules, while consuming over 84 percent less power. It’s all about higher densities at lower voltages and we’ve been very aggressive in taking the lead to push such energy-efficient alternatives for IT managers. In this case, we are doing everything we can to help HP meet its enterprise objectives. To get a better idea of where this is headed, check out the news release. Let me know what your thoughts.