One or more terabytes of capacity usually defined large storage spaces, and they still do, but it looks like RAM can also reach such massive densities in certain servers, in this case the HP ProLiant G7.
Memory solutions on the consumer market don't really have to be too massive in order to cope with whatever users may throw at them.
While enthusiasts and overclockers might find use for 12 GB, 16 GB, even 24 GB RAM, the last one mostly just in graphics arts and the like, most any game still runs just fine on 4 GB.
The enterprise market, especially when servers come in, is different in the way that there are machines that could always do with bigger memory amounts.
Considering that servers need to deal with massive amounts of incoming and outgoing connections, it always helps to have an extra gigabyte or, in this case, terabyte.
Simply put, a certain server from HP took a stack of 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM-based modules from Samsung and packed them tight, leading to the world’s first x86 four-socket blade with 2TB.
“Samsung’s new Green memory, here combined with HP’s x86 G7 servers, is helping to provide the greenest computing environments for data centers,” said Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing and product planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
"We believe IT managers will quickly see the benefits of creating shared value with Samsung Green memory, to provide the best ROI for daily operations and sustainable business practices," he added.
For those interested in such things, the 40nm-based, 1.35V, 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM uses 33% less power than 1.5V 2Gb DDR3, which are most widely used today. The memory has a clock speed of 1,066 MHz and comes in 16 GB and 32 GB quad rank DIMMs.
“Working with Samsung, HP is enabling customers to reduce power consumption, optimize performance and free up operational dollars that can be reinvested in other IT projects,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president of marketing, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HP.