Micron today became the latest memory manufacturer to win Intel approval for the use of its DDR 2 SDRAM in the chip giant's upcoming server chipsets. It also said that it had begun shipping DIMMs to "major OEM customers". Based on 400MHz and 533MHz 256Mb DDR 2 chips, Micron will offer 256MB and 512MB registered DIMMs for Intel's 'Lindenhurst' and 'Lindenhurst-VS' chipsets, Xeon DP-oriented products due for release early next year and aimed at volume and value markets, respectively.
Micron's DDR 2 DIMMs will presumably work with Intel's Xeon MP 'Twin Castle' chipset, though they have yet to be validated by the chip giant for that chipset. Twin Castle is due mid-2004. Lindenhurst will support Nacona, Intel's next generation of Xeon DP processor, also due to ship early next year.
"256Mb-based DDR2 registered DIMM modules provide unique advantages for server platforms - the 256MB density enables lower-cost 512MB dual channel systems and the 512MB density enables chip-kill ECC in 1GB server systems," said Terry Lee, Executive Director of Advanced Technology and Strategic Marketing for Micron's Computing and Consumer Group.
News source: The Reg