According to industry research and OEM feedback, DIMM failures in high memory content applications, such as data centers, are pervasive. Typical DPPM rates (defective parts per million) can range between 5,000 and 15,000. A single DRAM component failure can lead to a DIMM failure thus causing a whole chain reaction of cost and field support issues. The cost of maintaining redundant systems and/or replacing failed DIMMs can be quite high. SMART Modular Technologies has recognized and is addressing this issue by providing the highest quality DIMMS available, “Enterprise Memory,” which carry a DPPM rate of sub 200.
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