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Micron's new 32GB NVDIMM-N has twice the capacity of existing NVDIMMs

Micron announced a new 32GB NVDIMM-N offering twice the capacity of existing NVDIMMs, providing system designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the flexibility to work with larger data sets and fast persistent memory.

The solution is architected to support the increased performance, energy efficiency and uptime requirements of data analytics and online transaction processing applications. 

Compared to server configurations using traditional far storage, deploying NVDIMMs can deliver up to 400% more performance.

As data center storage volumes grow, database queries increasingly need key datasets to be retained in-memory to improve access speeds due to the rising business requirement for higher availability. 

Many businesses are seeing increased value in placing fast memory near the processor to reduce the need to transfer data from far storage.

Persistent memory delivers a unique balance of latency, bandwidth, capacity and cost by delivering ultra-fast DRAM speeds for critical data. What sets it apart from standard server DRAM is its ability to preserve information in the event of a power loss. 

Micron's technology provides a unique solution for near-memory data analysis and addresses rising bandwidth demands of data-rich applications in markets such as finance, medicine, retail, and oil and gas exploration.

NVDIMM has emerged as a critical persistent memory technology due to its ability to deliver the performance levels of DRAM combined with the persistent reliability of NAND. 

It reduces the bandwidth gap between memory and storage.

Applications which require frequent updates, such as journaling or transactional logging of metadata, now have the capability to leverage NVDIMM for these functions instead of traditional far storage. 

Micron's NVDIMM allows customers to raise read-centric performance by 11 percent and write-centric performance by 63% for block level data.

Tom Eby, Micron SVP says, "As data sets get larger and larger, data access becomes increasingly critical to application performance.

"Our new 32GB NVDIMM-N equips system architects with a high-capacity persistent memory solution that can dramatically increase throughput and improve total cost of ownership."

VMware and Dell are collaborating with Micron to increase the performance of virtualized applications. 

With virtual persistent memory, customers can run multiple operating systems in a virtualized environment while reducing overall network traffic.

Robert Hormuth, Dell EMC CTO says, "Persistent memory solutions enables our customers to optimize intensive database and analytics workloads.

"Micron's advancement in persistent memory offering combined with Dell EMC engineering efforts to enhance NVDIMM capability of PowerEdge servers will boost application performance, reduce system crash recovery time and enhance SSD endurance for our customers."

Demonstrations of the new persistent memory solutions using Micron NVDIMMs running on a Dell PowerEdge 14G server will be showcased at SC17 at the Micron Booth.