Marketability as a better RDIMM
UPDATE: 07/09/2012 – buyout
UPDATE: 07/09/2012 – strategic value of RDIMM-compatibility and misconceptions debunked
UPDATE: 07/27/2012 – confirmed HCDIMM similar latency as RDIMMs
UPDATE: 07/27/2012 – confirmed LRDIMM latency and throughput weakness
Is Netlist a buyout candidate ?
Is LRDIMM a dead-end product ?
Is it easier to market a better RDIMM that includes all the features of an LRDIMM ?
Why Netlist 16GB VLP RDIMM outperforms the competition
UPDATE: 07/06/2012 – VMware certifies Netlist as sole memory vendor
Netlist claims their 16GB VLP RDIMM has improved performance and reliability/robustness vs. the competitors’ products. And is also cheaper to make.
VMware has certified Netlist 16GB VLP RDIMM memory modules for use with VMware products – it is the only VLP memory product certified by VMware.
VMware certification limited to Netlist HyperCloud and VLP only
Netlist becomes the only memory certified by VMware on it’s virtualization products.
I cannot find a VMware testimonial in favor of LRDIMMs.
High memory loading and protection from power loss
Since in-memory database solutions (IMDB) tend to move data off the hard drive (slow disk access) and onto DRAM main memory (fast but expensive), there is a higher need for memory on the server.
Higher memory load reduces achievable bandwidth (memory loading).
Conversely, moving to higher frequencies at the same load also is hard (if you are already operating at the max speed possible).
Similarly, moving to lower voltages exacerbates the problem.