This is twice the previously supported capacity and sets a major new milestone for COM Express Type 7 based designs, claims the manufacturer, as memory is one of the most important performance levers for embedded edge server technologies.
This was possible because the Intel Atom C3000 family supports the newly available 32 GB SO-DIMMs. The 125x95mm Server-on-Modules support a high-speed memory bandwidth of 2400 MT/s, they can be ordered with and without ECC support. High memory capacity is essential for server applications, because the fastest way to read and write values from a database is to fully load them into memory. The larger the databases, the more memory capacity is needed. A large RAM is also a good intermediate buffer for Big Data analytics on the fly so that only smaller results need to be stored. Servers that host many virtual machines also benefit immensely from the doubled memory capacity: With 96 GB RAM, 12 virtual machines now have 8 GB RAM available on each partition – an ideal value for standard Linux or Windows installations.
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