Rambus and Kingston Technology are collaborating on the development of a threaded module prototype using DDR3 DRAM technology. According to the companies, initial results show data throughput can be boosed by up to 50%, with a 20% reduction in power consumption.
“As multicore computing becomes pervasive, DRAM subsystems will be severely challenged to deliver the data throughput required,” said Craig Hampel, Rambus Fellow. “Our module threading technology employs parallelism to deliver the higher memory bandwidth needed for multicore systems, while reducing overall power consumption.”
Threaded memory module technology, which uses standard DDR3 DRAMs and conventional modules, supports 64-byte memory transfers at full bus utilization.