Memory and storage technology vendor, Micron Technology, has begun sampling DDR5 Registered DIMMs (RDIMM) – based on its 1znm process technology. DDR5, the most technologically advanced DRAM to date, would enable “the next generation” of server workloads by delivering a significantly increased memory performance.

According to Micron Technology, DDR5 doubles memory density while improving reliability at a time when data center system architects seek to supply rapidly growing processor core counts with increased memory bandwidth and capacity.

“Data center workloads will be increasingly challenged to extract value from the accelerating growth of data across virtually all applications,” said Tom Eby, senior vice president and general manager of the Compute & Networking Business Unit, Micron Technology. “The key to enabling these workloads is higher-performance, denser, higher-quality memory. Micron’s sampling of DDR5 RDIMMs represents a significant milestone, bringing the industry one step closer to unlocking the value in next-generation data-centric applications.”

Advanced workloads resulting from rapidly expanding datasets and compute-intensive applications have fueled processor core count growth which will be bandwidth-starved by current DRAM technology. DDR5 would deliver “more than a 1.85 times increase in performance compared to DDR4.” DDR5 also enables the increased reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) that modern data centers would require.

As a global provider of memory technology, Micron brings more than 40 years of expertise in design, manufacturing, delivery and support to its global list of partners and customers.