Thursday, May 30, 2013

Viking collaborates with Supermicro to design NVDIMM into x86 servers

USA: Viking Technology, a division of Sanmina Corp. and leading global manufacturer of innovative DRAM and solid state drive (SSD) solutions, announced that its ArxCis-NV, a DDR3 Non-Volatile DIMM is available for integration in off-the-shelf (OTS) x86 servers.

This collaboration between Supermicro and Viking Technology enables enterprise OEMs and hyperscale computing organizations to build significantly more powerful and secure appliances for today's data centers.

As the leading vendor of DDR3 Non-Volatile DIMMs, Viking Technology has been instrumental in driving the eco-system to support NVDIMMs. This technology, requiring both server hardware and BIOS modifications, would historically have been used by only the top few server OEMs.

Today, this technology collaboration promises to provide architectural and performance improvements to many of the applications shaping today's IT infrastructure, including: storage, server virtualization, business analytics and social media.

Non-Volatile DIMMs, often termed NVDIMMs or persistent memory, are designed to deliver high performance, endurance and reliability to industry standard x86 servers. Traditionally, enterprise applications could not trust main memory (DRAM) because it is volatile (loss of data upon power failure). Therefore, batteries, Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS's) and techniques such as check-pointing were used to ensure data security, but at the cost of performance. NVDIMMs now enable server and storage arrays to utilize persistent memory that delivers both the highest performance and 100 percent data security.

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