Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) announced Tuesday that it has begun sampling DDR5 Registered DIMMs (RDIMM), based on its industry-leading 1znm process technology. DDR5, is a technologically advanced DRAM that is designed to enable the next generation of server workloads by delivering more than an 85% increase in memory performance.
According to the provider of memory and storage solutions, DDR5 doubles memory density while improving reliability at a time when data center system architects seek to supply rapidly growing processor core counts with increased memory bandwidth and capacity.
“Data center workloads will be increasingly challenged to extract value from the accelerating growth of data across virtually all applications,” said Tom Eby, senior vice president and general manager of the Compute & Networking Business Unit at Micron. “The key to enabling these workloads is higher-performance, denser, higher-quality memory. Micron’s sampling of DDR5 RDIMMs represents a significant milestone, bringing the industry one step closer to unlocking the value in next-generation data-centric applications.”
The data and computing power required to maintain it has been drastically increasing in recent years. Compute-intensive applications have powered the processor core count growth, and Micron claims that current processors will be bandwidth-starved by current DRAM technology. The new DDR5 is expected to deliver more than a 1.85 times increase in performance compared to DDR4. DDR5 also enables the increased reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) that modern data centers require.