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August 02, 2012
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 2 -- Netlist, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, today announced that its HyperCloud HCDIMM memory modules achieved breakthrough results in helping electronic design automation (EDA) professionals to increase design productivity, reduce time to market and lower costs. The benchmark testing was performed by Deopli, one of the foremost thought leaders in the EDA infrastructure and cloud computing space.
“The specific facets of EDA design flow that would benefit from a larger memory footprint and faster memory access speeds include select parts of block and top-level design, verification and implementation tools which are extremely expensive,” said Scott Clark, CEO of Deopli. “By utilizing HyperCloud, our benchmark test results revealed that HCDIMMs can significantly reduce costs and drive productivity in an EDA environment.
HyperCloud HCDIMM memory utilizes a distributed buffer architecture to reduce latency and incorporates Netlist’s patented rank multiplication and load reduction technologies. Rank multiplication enables more DRAM capacity and load reduction reduces the loading to the memory interface allowing HCDIMMs to run at faster speeds at maximum capacity. HyperCloud is being deployed across high-performance computing applications in industries such as EDA, financial services, oil & gas, aerospace and automotive design simulations.
“Today’s memory performance in servers is not keeping pace with the evolution of processor technology, creating a high density memory cliff which HyperCloud technology addresses,” said Chuck Hong, CEO of Netlist. “Deopli’s benchmark results show that memory-hungry EDA tools run faster with HyperCloud. This creates opportunities to either use fewer software licenses or allow more workloads to run at the same time, allowing customers to deliver product to market faster and at lower cost.”
Deopli tested Netlist’s HyperCloud HCDIMMs as one of three possible memory solutions on servers utilized for semiconductor design. An HP ProLiant DL380p server was configured with 384GB of system memory using Registered DIMMs (RDIMMS), Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) and HCDIMMs. The HCDIMMs operated at 1333 MT/s memory speeds, while the RDIMMs and LRDIMMS ran at the industry standard 1066 MT/s. The HCDIMMs showed a 54 percent memory bandwidth improvement and a 25 percent EDA simulation runtime improvement over LRDIMM.
Additional information on Netlist's HyperCloud technology can be found at www.netlist.com/hypercloud.
Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for server and storage applications for cloud computing. Netlist’s flagship products include HyperCloud™, a patented memory technology that breaks traditional memory barriers, NVvault™ family of products that enables data retention during power interruption, EXPRESSvault™, a PCI Express backup/recovery solution for cache data protection and a broad portfolio of industrial Flash and specialty memory subsystems including VLP (very low profile) DIMMs and Planar-X RDIMMs.
Netlist develops technology solutions for customer applications in which high-speed, high-capacity, small form factor and heat dissipation are key requirements for system memory. These customers include OEMs that design and build tower, rack-mounted, and blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations and telecommunications equipment. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, CA with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People’s Republic of China and an engineering design center in Silicon Valley, CA. Learn more at www.netlist.com.
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