In a stunning flip, Samsung introduced that it’s manufacturing 24 gigabyte DDR5 reminiscence succesful chips after agreeing to the demand of enterprise prospects, particularly the market that makes use of cloud datacenters. With Samsung catering to these shoppers, it would enable the corporate to create reminiscence capacities of as much as 768 gigabytes (per stick) for use for shopper servers and supply increased reminiscence choices for these shopper’s computer systems. Along with this announcement, Samsung launched particulars about its excessive ultraviolet lithography (EUV) DRAM.
“With a purpose to meet the demand and request by the cloud corporations, we’re additionally creating a most 24Gb DDR5 product…”
— A Samsung govt throughout a latest earnings convention
Samsung confirmed shoppers and fanatics their 512 gigabyte RDIMM that makes use of 32 x 16GB stacks that was modeled from 8 x 16GB DRAM merchandise. The method permits for environment friendly signaling and retains energy ranges down.
Samsung has the potential of growing the capability of a 32 chip module to the aforementioned 768GB by taking 24 gigabit reminiscence ICs and utilizing them in what is taken into account 8-Hello stacks. With this course of, the RDIMM might make the most of a server CPU’s eight channels that use two modules on every channel, thus including over 12 terabytes of DDR5 reminiscence. Presently, the Intel Xeon Ice Lake-SP processor can solely assist a most of six terabytes of DRAM.
Presently, purchasers are solely capable of readily entry 16 Gb DDR5 available on the market, and Samsung states that it is going to be a while earlier than we really see 24Gb DDR5 merchandise out there. With the present know-how limitations, it’s troublesome to extend the out there capability of a reminiscence IC two instances the scale. To take action would restrict the quantity of area for the buildings of the capacitors and DRAM transistors and trigger impossibilities to permit engaged on node-to-node buildings.
Our 14 nm DRAM is the smallest design rule within the trade’s 14 nm class…
…We are going to mass produce this product within the second half by making use of EUV to 5 layers.
—assertion from a Samsung govt.
There isn’t a particular date set for Samsung to launch 24Gb DDR5 reminiscence chips. Presently, Samsung is testing 16 Gb-based 512GB RDIMMs for purchasers using servers for his or her organizations in an try to stay aggressive with different rival corporations with 24 Gb-based 768 RDIMMs within the pipeline.