Micron Technology,today announced sample availability of the Micron CZ120 memory expansion modules to customers and partners. The Micron CZ120 modules come in 128GB and 256GB capacities in the E3.S 2T form factor, which uses PCIe? Gen5 x8 interface. Additionally, the CZ120 modules are capable of running up to 36GB/s memory read/write bandwidth1 and augment standard server systems when incremental memory capacity and bandwidth is required. The CZ120 modules use Compute Express Link? (CXL?) standards and fully support the CXL 2.0 Type 3 standard. By leveraging a unique dual-channel memory architecture and Micron’s high-volume production DRAM process, the Micron CZ120 delivers higher module capacity and increased bandwidth. Workloads that benefit from more memory capacity include AI training and inference models, SaaS applications, in-memory databases, high-performance computing and general-purpose compute workloads that run on a hypervisor on premise or in the cloud.

Qualified customers and partners that enroll in the Micron Technology Enablement Program (TEP) can rely on Micron’s world-class collaboration, quality and support. Additional TEP benefits include hands-on support to aid in the development of CXL-enabled designs; technical resources such as data sheets, electrical and thermal models to aid in product development and evaluation; and engineering consultation related to signal integrity and other technical support topics.

Micron’s high-capacity, CXL-based memory expansion modules allow the flexibility to compose servers with more memory capacity and low latency to meet application workload demands, with up to 96% more database queries per day and 24% greater memory read/write bandwidth per CPU than servers using RDIMM memory alone.2 With 256GB Micron CZ120 memory expansion modules, independent software vendors, cloud service providers, original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers can build servers with up to 2TB of incremental memory capacity.3 Adding more capacity means better performance and increased memory bandwidth without the need for more servers. By improving the use of compute and memory resources for enterprise and cloud applications, organizations can reduce their capital and operating expenses for their data center applications.