Integrated Device Technology, Inc. announced at the Intel Developer Forum completion of OEM and memory supplier qualification of its DDR4 chipset on enterprise servers designed with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 family. DDR4 RDIMM and LRDIMM modules featuring IDT registers and data buffers are now available from memory suppliers for production shipments on Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 family-based servers.
IDT’s DDR4 server memory interface chipsets—composed of registers, data buffers and temp sensors—support the new generation of double-data rate (DDR) technologies, enabling faster data rates at higher densities on registered dual inline memory modules (RDIMMs) and load-reduced DIMMS (LRDIMMs) supported by the new Intel Xeon product family.
IDT announced in July that it had shipped more than 1 million of its DDR4 registers, primarily for qualification of modules using its DDR4 chipset. In addition to providing industry-leading performance, power efficiency and reliability at the component level, IDT DDR4 products include a software suite that enables server and storage manufacturers to uniquely validate and optimize their platforms.
“Servers based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family with DDR4 memory modules using the IDT chipset deliver performance and power returns that are compelling and immediate across a host of applications and workloads,” said Rami Sethi, vice president and general manager, Memory Interface Products Division at IDT. “Having been the lead driver of DDR4 memory interface devices from specification to silicon and now to platform launch, we are pleased to see the industry transition underway.”
“IDT has been a close technology contributor as we’ve built a new ecosystem around the latest Intel Xeon processor family,” said Geof Findley, director of PMO Memory Enabling and Apps Engineering at Intel. “The new Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors together with IDT’s DDR4 memory interface will provide customers with the additional performance they desire for memory-intensive workloads.”
“Micron has had a long and successful working relationship with IDT through many generations of DDR technology,” said Robert Feurle, vice president of compute and networking marketing at Micron. “Integrating IDT’s DDR4 chipset solutions with Micron RDIMM and LRDIMM products enables us to deliver best-in-class compute performance for the enterprise and cloud server markets.”
“My team at the Sizing Servers Lab of Howest conducted benchmarking of the DDR4 LRDIMMs running real-life work-loads,” said Johan De Gelas, senior editor at Anandtech. “Throughput of our Content Delivery Network test was twice as high, and we measured up to 18% better HPC performance on a server equipped with DDR4 LRDIMMs compared to the same server with DDR4 RDIMMs.”
IDT will have two demos at the Intel Developer Forum, happening in San Francisco Sept. 9-11. The demos will showcase DDR4 LRDIMM running memory bandwidth-intensive workloads in x86-based enterprise server and cloud computing server applications.