AMD announced its collaboration 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 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 JEDEC1, 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.
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 is expected to be available in 2009 when AMD introduces its next-generation architecture enhancements.