Nonvolatile dual-inline memory modules are gaining in use, helping to provide faster responses for accessing data. Micron Technology's Crucial brand is touting NVDIMMs for improving application performance while also offering data protection for servers during a power outage.
Low demand has driven down third-quarter average contract prices by 15% for dynamic random-access memory chips going into servers, DRAMeXchange reports. Prices also are declining for other types of DRAM, such as PC DRAMs and DDR4 registered dual-inline memory modules, the report says.
Diablo Technologies has introduced the Memory1 flash-based dual-inline memory module, which it says can supplant most of the DRAMs used in servers for data centers. Memory1 complies with the DDR4 specification and uses less power than a DRAM, according to Diablo.
Micron Technology intends include NAND flash memory devices with DRAMs in memory modules to be used on the DDR4 bus, which is slated for delivery in the next 18 months. Such hybrid dual-inline memory modules would support both Linux and Windows, this article notes.