Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube Earns High Praise in Next-Generation Supercomputer
New Micron Device Supports Petascale Supercomputing, Breaks Through the Memory
Wall to Solve Industry's Biggest Supercomputer Challenges
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:MU) announced today it is planning to adapt its Hybrid Memory Cube
(HMC) for petascale supercomputer systems, representing a dramatic step
forward in memory technology. HMC is designed for applications requiring
low-energy, high-bandwidth access to memory, which is the most important
requirement for supercomputers. Other applications include data packet
processing, data packet buffering or storage, and processor acceleration.
Micron and Fujitsu, a global leader in supercomputing, will each exhibit a
display board that features HMC devices in Fujitsu's next-generation
supercomputer prototype at the Supercomputing '13 Conference in Denver,
Supercomputing is an essential technology that enables scientists and
engineers to address complex simulations that drive research and development
and enables them to explore fundamental questions about the organization of
our universe. Addressing topics of this magnitude requires tremendous data
movement capability. Using HMC to unlock the potential of a supercomputer's
multicore processor architecture will enable exceptional performance
"The designers and engineers at Fujitsu saw early on the value of raising
their system to the next level with the help of Hybrid Memory Cubes," said
Brian Shirley, vice president of Micron's DRAM Solutions Group. "We anticipate
helping Fujitsu to immediately grow their capabilities for the most advanced
"Our system designers are highly impressed with HMC because it enables new
memory system designs that support our increased demand for bandwidth,
super-compact form factor, and optimized energy per bit," said Yuji Oinaga,
head of Fujitsu's Next Generation Technical Computing Unit. "For optimal
performance efficiency of the application software, it is essential to improve
the B(Bytes)/F(Flops) ratio, and HMC represents the new standard in memory
performance for supercomputing."
An industry breakthrough, HMC uses advanced through-silicon vias
(TSVs)—vertical conduits that electrically connect a stack of individual
chips—to combine high-performance logic with Micron's state-of-the-art DRAM.
Micron's HMC delivers an unprecedented 160 GB/s of memory bandwidth while
using up to 70 percent less energy per bit than existing technologies, which
dramatically lowers customers' total cost of ownership (TCO).
HMC has been recognized by industry leaders and influencers as the
long-awaited answer to the growing gap between the performance improvement
rate of DRAM and processor data consumption rates. Micron's HMC was recently
named Memory Product of the Year by leading electronics publications, EDN and
Micron expects volume production of both the 2GB and 4GB HMC devices later in
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced
semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures
and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash memory, as well as other
innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions, and semiconductor
systems, for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and
mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU
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