AMD is collaborating with integrated circuit (IC) companies to develop the Socket G3 Memory Extender (G3MX) technology, which is planned for the AMD Opteron processor platform infrastructure ecosystem in 2009.
This innovative platform-level technology is designed to extend the total memory footprint in future AMD Opteron processor-based systems and, therefore, enable increased performance to customers’ enterprise-class servers, such as those used for databases and emerging technologies like virtualization and multi-core computing.
Supporting the DDR3 memory specification from JEDEC, G3MX technology is being developed in collaboration with IDT and Inphi, who are planning to sell G3MX components as part of their power- and cost-effective device portfolios supporting the memory industry.
“AMD’s competitive edge lies with responding to our customers’ requirements now and in the future,” said Imi Mosaheb, Country Manager, AMD. “As we look ahead to pervasive quad-core and octal-core server computing, AMD is committed to delivering the flexibility and choice our customers desire to successfully deploy virtualization and multi-core environments.
"True to our collaborative nature, we worked closely with memory technology experts to develop G3MX, as an easy, cost-effective way for customers to attain faster access to memory or additional memory to enable increased performance for complex and emerging applications and environments.”
To create G3MX technology, AMD worked closely with the memory technology community to address the complex issues vexing customers today. With G3MX, AMD can enable a DDR3-based means of increasing total memory in a server system for ultimate flexibility.
“G3MX technology opens new opportunities and options for IDT to continue the company’s leadership in advanced memory interface solutions,” says Jimmy Lee, senior vice president and general manager for the IDT timing solutions group. “By establishing an easy and affordable way to increase the total memory footprint, AMD has again established itself as a valuable partner in the industry.”
G3MX is expected to be available in 2009 when AMD introduces its next-generation architecture enhancements.