NVvaultTM DDR3 (NV) NVDIMM

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NVvault DDR3 (NV) NVDIMM provides data acceleration and protection in a JEDEC standard DDR3 interface. It is designed to be integrated into industry standard server or storage solutions.

By combining the high performance of DDR3 DRAM with the non-volatility of NAND Flash, NVvault improves the performance and data preservation found in storage virtualization, RAID, cache protection, and data logging applications requiring high-throughput.

This NVDIMM utilizes Netlist’s patented Vault cache-to-flash controller and works in conjunction with general purpose CPUs, RAID adapters, and other devices.

Features and Benefits

    • Backed by years of NVDIMM experience
    • Up to 8GB Densities
    • Integration into Fastest Storage Tier
    • Supercapacitors Instead of Batteries
    • JEDEC Standard DDR3 RDIMM Interface
    • Low Latency / High-Throughput DDR3
    • JEDEC Standard DDR3 Form Factor
    • In-Field FPGA Programmability
    • Real-Time Health Media Monitoring
    • Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Specifications

Specifications
  4GB 1Rx8 DDR3/DDR3L 8GB 2Rx8 DDR3/DDR3L
Performance
Maximum Speed 1600 MHz
Backup Time seconds
Restore Time seconds
Dimensions (mm)
NVDIMM 133.35 x 30.00 x 6.33 133.33 x 30.00 x 9.33
Supercapacitor Pack 50F - 46 x 37 x 37
Supercapacitor Box 50F - 90 x 40 x 16
Environmental Specifications
NVDIMM Operating Temperature 0°C to +70°C
Supercapacitor Operating Temperature -40°C to +65°C
NVDIMM Storage Temperature -55°C to +100°C
Supercapacitor Storage Temperature (Lifetime Limits) > 10 years at +40°C
> 5 years at +50°C
~ 2.5 years at +60°C
Support
Motherboard Support Intel Ivy Bridge, Intel Haswell
Test Tools Test utility included to allow the customer to perform backup, restore, and data verification on the DIMMs.
Reliability
Expected Life NVDIMMs will use NAND-based flash device for persistent backup and NAND flash to allow for at least 20K PE cycles over its expected lifetime.
NVDIMM Part Numbers
DDR3 NVDIMM NV3448HAT18-011NL000 NV3848HAT18-011NL000
DDR3L NVDIMM NV3448HAT17-011NL000 NV3848HAT17-011NL000
Power Management Unit (PMU) Part Numbers*
Standard Pack U3143-0-6
Chassis Mountable U9106-5-0
Fan Bay Mountable U8167-6-0

* Please contact your nearest Netlist representative for custom PMU options.

What is an NVDIMM?

A Non-Volatile Dual In-Line Memory Module (NVDIMM) is the combination of DRAM and NAND Flash in an industry standard DIMM form factor that provides DRAM performance with the non-volatility of flash. This persistent DIMM is the next step up in storage performance.

  • DRAM is a volatile storage medium that offers the highest performance, in terms of throughput and latency, with almost infinite write endurance and high reliability.

    • High Speed
    • Endurance
    • Reliability
  • NAND Flash is a non-volatile storage medium that offers the highest capacities at significantly lower price points than DRAM. Because NAND is non-volatile, data is permanently stored regardless of power interruptions.

    • High Capacity
    • Low Cost
    • Non-Volatile
  • Supercapacitors ("supercaps") provide the power needed to transfer data from the DRAM to flash during a power interruption. Supercapacitors are environmentally friendly and eliminate the need for batteries.

    • Eco-Friendly
    • High Efficiency
    • Maintenance Free

How NVvault NVDIMM Works

    1. NVvault functions as a standard RDIMM.
    2. During a power interruption, supercaps provide power to the DIMM while data is transferred from the DRAM to the NAND Flash.
    3. Data is retained on the NAND Flash (>10 years) until power is restored.
    4. Upon power restoration, data is restored to the DRAM so the DIMM can function as intended ready for any interruptions.

Why NVvault NVDIMM?

Netlist NVvault NVDIMM is the first hybrid memory to combine the best attributes of DRAM and NAND Flash on a single subsystem to provide acceleration and persistence in server and storage applications.

Performance

“Hot” data (cache, metadata, indexes, etc.) is available at nanosecond DRAM speeds while less frequently accessed data can be stored in lower tier PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD), SATA/SAS SSDs and hard drives. In addition to dramatically improved system performance, total cost of ownership (TCO) is reduced. Instead of constantly wearing down SSDs with write cycles, data is written to the DRAM portion of the NVDIMM thus extending the life of all SSDs.

Ordering Information

For ordering information or additional details, please contact us at vault@netlist.com.