Advantech Unveils 32 GB SQRAM DDR4 DIMMs for HPCby Anton Shilov on February 13, 2019 11:00 AM EST
Advantech, a maker of server-grade memory, storage, and other components and solutions, is introducing a new lineup of 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules. Designed for high-performance computing (HPC) applications, the SQRAM-brand DIMMs use the latest DDR4 DRAM devices from Samsung, and feature additional reinforcements to make them suitable for industrial applications.
Advantech’s SQRAM 32 GB DDR4 modules are based on Samsung’s 16 Gb DDR4-2666 memory chips. Given their positioning, they enable system makers to easily install 64 GB of memory into machines with two memory slots or 128 GB of memory into machines with four memory slots, twice what's possible with today's common 16 GB DIMMs. Advantech's modules come in ECC Unbuffered DIMMs, Unbuffered SO-DIMM, ECC SO-DIMM, and Rugged DIMM form-factors.
|Advantech's SQRAM DDR4-2666 Lineup|
|4 GB - 32 GB||Unbuffered
|SQR-SD4N/I (ECC)||ECC SO-DIMM||0~85℃
|SQR-UD4N/I (ECC)||ECC Unbuffered DIMM||0~85℃
Along with class-leading capacity for an unbuffered DIMM, Advantech’s SQRAM-brand memory modules are also aimed at applications that require high long-term reliability. In particular, they're rated to withstand extreme temperature ranges (between -40°C and +85°C or between 0°C and +85°C), and they feature 30u micron thick golden connectors for extra reliability. The modules also come equipped with a heatsink and are supported by the company’s SQRAM Manager utility to monitor DRAM temperature and alert about overheating.
Advantech will start sales of its 32 GB SQRAM DDR4-2666 memory modules in the near future. The company hasn't announced any official prices at this time, but as both high-capacity and industrial-grade DIMMs, they are very much high-end parts and will undoubtedly be priced accordingly.
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jordanclock - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - linkWhat the heck is SQRAM? I can't find any explanations anywhere. Googling for SQRAM gives this article as the top result and the one link to Advantech's website, which doesn't explain it either.
willis936 - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - linkIt's right there in the second sentence.
"SQRAM-brand DIMMs use the latest DDR4 DRAM devices from Samsung, and feature additional reinforcements to make them suitable for industrial applications"
SQRAM is a brand.
bill.rookard - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - linkIt wasn't perfectly clear IMHO because it's so very similar to SDRAM naming. I was wondering myself...
Ryan Smith - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - linkYeah, it's all a bit silly in a way. Technically it stands for "Smart & Quality" RAM. But it's really just Advantech's way of branding their SDRAM.
Manch - Friday, February 15, 2019 - linkI thought yall were selling RAM for a minute. :D
close - Thursday, February 14, 2019 - linkBecause it's just PR speak and it's made to be confusing to make it seem like a whole new thing instead of an invented name for something that's been on the market since the market exists: rugged/industrial components.
wumpus - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - linkI suspect the non-ECC boards are in the "if you put a big enough order in, we'll design and ship the product". Of course, while non-ECC memory might not be popular with HPC, there might well be rugged products that need more memory and can't take ECC stuff, so they will pay the NRE rather than respin the whole motherboard.