While at CES 2014 I had the opportunity to stop by the Super Talent booth for a short while. Many know Super Talent as a vendor of DRAM modules. The two products are especially well suited for compact server applications.
The first product was a 4GB SODIMM. While 4GB SODIMMs have been commonplace in laptops for years now, the Intel Avoton and Rangeley platforms such as the Supermciro A1SAi-2750F, microclouds and some HP Moonshot modules have made SODIMMs more important in the server space. Specifically ECC SODIMMs that have become more wideley available, especially after the Intel Atom S1260 “Centerton” launch in late 2012.
Here is a picture of what was on display at the CES 2014 booth:
As one can see it is a 4GB low profile SODIMM. This is especially important for microcloud style environments where low power memory and processors are in very tight physical spaces. I asked whether there is an 8GB module either in production or soon to be and am awaiting a response on that one.
The second product that drew some attention was a MLC PCIe DOM. Small DOM units have been used for years especially to host the Hypervisor OS in virtualization appliances or the base OS in network or storage appliances.
The Super Talent PCIe DOM comes in 8GB to 64GB capacities which are more than enough to support many base operating systems and hypervisors.
An honorable mention goes to the Super Talent RAIDDrive II which is a LSI based PCIe SSD that can scale up to 2TB in capacity.
Since Super Talent is based in San Jose, California in the heart of the Silicon Valley, hopefully we will get a chance to swing by and give one or more of these products a test drive in the near future.
Overall, this is one booth that did not get much mainstream coverage but there were certainly some gems.