Granite Rapids

Rambus has introduced its fourth-generation registering clock driver (RCD) chip for server-grade DDR5 memory modules. The updated RCD chip brings support for higher clockspeeds on DDR5 RDIMMs, allowing for future RDIMMs to run as fast as DDR5-7200, a step ahead of their current third-generation/DDR5-6400 RCD. Faster DDR5 RDIMMs will eventually go hand-in-hand with upcoming server platforms, with AMD, Intel, and others all eyeing significantly higher memory speeds for their next round of products. An RCD functions as a buffer between the memory controller and DRAM chips in RDIMMs, redistributing command and address signals across the module – and making up the "Registered" in "Registered DIMM". This enhances signal integrity and enables more memory devices to be connected to a single DRAM channel. To work properly...

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19 by Ryan Smith on 8/28/2023

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15 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2023

Intel Updates Data Center Roadmap: Xeons On Track - Emerald in Q4'23, Sierra Forest in H1'24

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48 by Ryan Smith on 3/29/2023

Intel Discloses Multi-Generation Xeon Scalable Roadmap: New E-Core Only Xeons in 2024

It’s no secret that Intel’s enterprise processor platform has been stretched in recent generations. Compared to the competition, Intel is chasing its multi-die strategy while relying on a manufacturing...

147 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/17/2022

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