SMART Modular Technologies' DDR3 NVDIMMs Now Fully Compatible With Standard Off-the-Shelf Server Board

SMART Modular Technologies' DDR3 NVDIMMs Now Fully Compatible With Standard Off-the-Shelf Server Board 
SMART's NVDIMMs Provide Non-Volatile DRAM Memory for Write
Acceleration Applications 
NEWARK, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 --   SMART Modular
Technologies, Inc., a leading independent designer, manufacturer and
supplier of value added subsystems including memory modules, flash
memory cards and other solid state storage products, today announced
that its DDR3 Non-Volatile DIMMs (NVDIMMs) are now fully compatible
on a Supermicro(R) X9DRH-iF-NV server board. The combination of this
Supermicro server board and SMART's NVDIMMs provide Supermicro server
board customers an off-the-shelf non-volatile "DRAM-speed" storage
Supermicro's server board is configured with two Intel(R) Xeon(R)
E5-2600 processors, Intel ADR (Asynchronous DRAM Refresh) chipset,
and 16 DIMM sockets. The server board BIOS detects NVDIMMs and
automatically enables non-volatile operation of the module. To
guarantee critical data is persistent, the application must ensure
that this data has been written from the CPU cache to the NVDIMM DRAM
memory or that the critical data is stored in ADR-protected memory
prior to any backup operation.  
In the event of a power failure or other fault condition, contents of
SMART's NVDIMM DRAM are backed-up to on-board flash memory, and then
made available again after the fault is cleared or power is restored.
This process is carried out by utilizing SMART's proprietary
SafeStor(TM) engine which initiates backup and restore operations
upon command from the host controller. The SafeStor engine employs
multi-channel fast NAND and high-speed switching circuitry to provide
a leading-edge backup and restore capability at 10s/GB, while still
functioning as a standard DDR3 RDIMM at speeds up to 1600MHz during
normal operation.  
While in a power failure backup mode, temporary power is provided to
the NVDIMM by a supercap module. SMART offers multiple supercap
module form factors including PCIe, SSD, and BBU (battery-backed
unit). This configuration enables write acceleration applications to
bypass slower write times to secondary storage solutions such as PCIe
flash-based storage devices, SSDs, and HDDs. At power-on, if a backup
image exists on an NVDIMM the BIOS will automatically restore the
contents of the NVDIMM from backup and re-arms the module to be
non-volatile for another fault condition or power failure. 
SMART's lineup of DDR3-1333 Registered NVDIMMs range in density from
2GB to 8GB. The ordering table is listed below. 

   Part Number     Density   Config.   Voltage   Height  
SH2567NR325893SQV    2GB    1 rank x8   1.5V      24mm   
SH5127NR351893SQV    4GB    1 rank x8   1.5V      24mm   
SH1027NR351816SQ     8GB    2 rank x8   1.5V      30mm   

SMART is sampling NVDIMM's to qualified customers at no charge. Free
samples can be requested by visiting
Customers will also have the opportunity to work with SMART's memory
experts for guidance to identify the best NVDIMM configuration based
upon specific applications. 
More information on SMART's NVDIMM can be obtained by downloading
SMART's NVDIMM Tech Brief or by visiting 
About SMART Modular
 SMART Modular is a technology leader in the
design, development, and deployment of current and next-generation
memory products. Combining leading-edge design and manufacturing with
proven world-class support, SMART Modular leverages its deep
expertise in DRAM, SRAM and Flash architectures with world-class
board-layout design. SMART Modular delivers high-quality,
high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier
one computing and telecom OEMs as well as industrial, medical and
automotive customers. In support of these designs, SMART Modular
provides award-winning innovations in memory and embedded storage
technologies. SMART Modular is part of the SMART family of global
companies. See for more information. 
About SMART Worldwide Holdings
 The SMART family of companies are
leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electronic
subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART
companies have led the way over the past 25 years providing standard
and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major
electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and
industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming
and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design
stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies
has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM,
SRAM, and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART High
Reliability Solutions offers high-performance, high-capacity solid
state drives ("SSDs") for defense, aerospace and industrial
automation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and
Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven
expertise in international logistics, asset management and
supply-chain management worldwide. See for more
Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or
other countries. Supermicro is a trademark of Super Micro Computer,
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Arthur Sainio
SMART Modular Technologies
(510) 624-8126 
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