Introduction to FB-DIMM Memory: Birth of Serial RAM?

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    "What was old is new again. Serial data links, once reserved for only the slowest exterior connections and least-demanding peripherals, have proven to be the future of computer design. Up until just recently though, one of the most essential parts of any computer has remained stubbornly parallel in its implementation; computer memory, or RAM as it also called. FB-DIMM memory (short for Fully-Buffered Dual Inline Memory Module) is a variant of standard DDR2 memory designed for server applications where both large amounts of memory and memory co-ordination and accuracy at high speeds are essential."
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    it's nice to see something new, well, old stuff being brought back:). it's funny it seems like computer is both going toward new stuff at same time bring back old stuff (like the sli).
     
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    Serial ram, thats a great idea i bet they have been working on it for awhile :|, after all everyone knows Serial is Pwnage :D, though these modules won't be in out systems til server finished with reg and ECC ram, these are probably meant for Stability and speed, not for overclocking :|
     
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    We now have Serial-ATA, Univerisal Serial Bus and now Serial-RAM. This is all because you can only have devices running in serial or parellel. They just make serial connections very very fast and they transfer the data faster than parellel.
    However that RAM will be very expensive and so will the motherboards that support it. Nice idea though.
     
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