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Egenera Uses Energy-Efficient Memory

BOISE, Idaho -- Micron Technology, Inc. today announced that Egenera Inc., a global leader in Infrastructure Virtualization solutions, has designed Microns line of energy-efficient Aspen Memory products into its Egenera® BladeFrame® platforms to reduce data center power consumption. Egenera is experiencing up to a 17 percent reduction in server memory power consumption by utilizing Micron’s 1 Gb-based 1.5-volt DDR2 Aspen Memory modules in its platforms.

There are three primary reasons CIOs and IT managers are looking to create more energy efficient data center servers: they have reached, or will soon reach, capacity with their incoming power infrastructure; they are receiving more scrutiny to reduce their carbon footprint; and their electricity bills have skyrocketed. One way data center operations are looking to reduce their power consumption is by implementing virtualization software, which reduces the total number of physical servers in a data center. Virtualization, however, puts more demands on the remaining hardware technology, specifically the memory, which can be a gating factor on how many virtual environments you can run on a hardware platform.

“Everything runs better with more memory,” said Dick Csaplar, senior product manager at Egenera. “But, as we add more memory to our systems for increased performance, power consumption rises. This is why we looked to take advantage of Micron’s low-voltage Aspen Memory products.”

Micron Technology Inc.