Memory that never forgets: non-volatile DIMMs hit the market

Tagged: ArxCis-NV, DDR3, NAND flash, Computer Hardware
Source: Ars Technica - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 27 weeks ago

"The server world still waits for DDR4, the next generation of dynamic memory, to be ready for prime time. In the meantime, a new set of memory boards from Viking is looking to squeeze more performance out of servers not by providing faster memory, but by making it safer to keep more in memory and less on disk or SSD. Viking Technology has begun supplying dual in-line memory modules that combine DDR3 dynamic memory with NAND flash memory to create non-volatile RAM for servers and storage arrays—modules that don't lose their memory when the systems they're in lose power or shut down..."



Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

I guess this concept could become useful when the mainstream consumer is able to inexpensively get high capacity RAM kits like 64 GB+.

Tivon's picture
Joined: 04/26/2002
Posts: 1939

Every time I see these sticks of memory I think there is a battery, but it's just a supercapacitor. I would love to see a review of this memory.

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